Straw Challenge #1
Engaging & Easy STEM/STEAM Challenge For Any Classroom
There are many variations of these challenges that have similar goals and steps. This easy-to-implement STEAM challenge activity offers variations in data collection to differentiate within the classroom or by grade level readiness.
This Straw Structure Challenge #1 (will also be available soon as part of a set) begins easy, then suggestions for additional challenges are gradually altered in goal and difficulty. This allows students to use improvements and knowledge gained from previous challenges to apply towards the next. You can also repeat challenges later to incorporate improvements documented from previous attempts.
Included in this ready-to-use activity:
*** Getting Started –information and planning to help you implement; ideas to modify the activity, add research with extensions to deepen understanding of building concepts
***Activity Planner Form (1 page version) Simplified 5-step data form for students, introductory information filled in
***Activity Planner Form (2 page booklet version) 6-step data form for students, introductory information filled in
And to use with additional STEM/STEAM Challenges you modify or create:
***Activity Planner Form Blank (1 page version)
***Activity Planner Form Blank (2 page booklet version)
STEM/STEAM Challenges are versatile activities that incorporate cross-curricular learning with critical thinking. These type of challenges, from simple to complex, all strive to have students learn through discovery making as many connections as they can!
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