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!
Graphic Organizer (with and without guiding questions)
Detailed Notes to Teacher
Looking for more creative STEM challenges that can be completed in a single class period? Try these:
⚛ Fairy Tale STEM (Grades 3-5)
⚛ Force and Motion STEM Carnival
⚛ Nursesry Rhyme STEM (Grades 3-5)
⚛ Christmas STEAM Integrated Unit
Starting a Maker Space? You might like:
⚙Maker Space Task Cards
⚙Maker Space Signs
Or if you are just looking to add some creativity to your curriculum with rigorous resources that make kids think, while addressing essential skills, check these out:
✰ Book Character Class Election
✰ Science Tool Speed Date
✰ Games Pilgrims Play