Football STEM Challenge

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3rd - 6th
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25 pages
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Are you looking for an engaging Super Bowl activity? How about Football Goalposts and Kicking Devices? This STEM activity is a sure winner as students design a goal post and a launching device to kick the ball through the uprights. Real engagement with problem-solving and teamwork!

This challenge is available in money-saving bundles.

What is the challenge?

In this challenge, students will

  • design and build a goal post that must be a specific size
  • create a device that will kick the football through the uprights!
  • Groups will divide into the goal post team and the kicking team
  • enjoy trying to kick the ball through the goalposts!

What is your prep?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes Straws, Card stock, Craft sticks in 2 sizes, Rubber bands, Pipe cleaners, Masking tape, Small lightweight object for testing- optional, and Small football or ping pong ball.

The package specifically includes

  • Cover
  • Teacher background
  • Materials and preparation page
  • 4 pages of teacher directions
  • 4 pages of photographs
  • extra Hints page
  • 2 lab sheets for student use (one is for the goal team and one is for the throwing device team)
  • Scoring rubric
  • Editable forms
  • Terms of Use

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions (1 hour) to complete.

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