First Day of School STEM Tower Activity

First Day of School STEM Tower Activity
First Day of School STEM Tower Activity
First Day of School STEM Tower Activity
First Day of School STEM Tower Activity
First Day of School STEM Tower Activity
First Day of School STEM Tower Activity
First Day of School STEM Tower Activity
First Day of School STEM Tower Activity
Laney Lee

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Students use minimal materials to build a spaghetti and marshmallow or aluminum foil tower.

2 versions - one for each different materials

Great for team building and working with the engineering design process!

Student worksheets and teacher instructions provided.

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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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