Sled Building STEM - Oh no! School is out for a snow day. The stores are closed, but the children want to sled. Help them by building a sled that will slide down the hill. Use your creative thinking because you can only choose from the available supplies and you must stick to the budget.
Your students will love learning about force and motion with this sled building challenge! This STEM covers several NGSS standards and promotes engineering thinking.
Suggested Plan of Implementation:
Prior Week: Send home the parent letter requesting supplies. Gather needed materials.
Day One – Introduce and discuss “The Problem” slide. Discuss the “Let’s Talk About It – Force and Motion” slide. Introduce the STEM Challenge.
Day Two – Introduce and discuss the budget options. Use the planning page to illustrate or write out the building idea.
Day Three – “Purchase” supplies for the build. Work on budget. Begin the building process.
Day Four – Work on and complete the structure.
Day Five – Test the structure. Complete the Self-Evaluation Page
This is certainly not the only way to use these materials. They are designed to be flexible and be used to best suit each classroom and teacher based on the ability of the learner, time constraints and teacher preference.
Please check out the preview to get a glimpse of everything that is included. You will get:
"The Problem" slide to discuss with students
"The Challenge" slide to discuss with students
"Let's Talk About It: Force and Motion" slide to discuss and build background knowledge
Plan for Implementation
Parent Letter requesting supplies
Student Building Plan (2 versions)
STEM Challenge Journal Page (or stand alone printable)
Budget Spending Page (2 versions for differentiation)
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