Free STEM Challenge: Basketball Tower

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3rd - 5th
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This is a STEM Challenge perfect for the basketball madness of March, but it can also be used all year! Students must use only newspaper and masking tape to create a tower than will support a basketball.

Excellent science inquiry lesson. Get your students building things! My goal with this resource is to make STEM as easy to implement as possible!


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masking tape


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6 pages
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