Halloween & October STEM Challenges for Students!
October is upon us, which means that Halloween is right around the corner! Fall has also arrived, and with it comes a world of opportunities to incorporate STEM activities into the classroom that can directly tie in to the season.
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really get their brains going this autumn season!
This resource is part of the STEM / STEAM All Year Long Curriculum Bundle – 28 Challenges!
There are 4 Halloween STEM Challenges in this pack.
Each STEM Challenge has photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section.
The STEM Challenges include:
1. Eyeball Catapult
(two types featured, one is extended learning) Students design a contraption that can launch an "eyeball" (ping pong ball).
2. Candy Corn Scale
(Students construct a scale that effectively balances equal weights and then they must make predictions about various Halloween items and test them)
3. Shoe-box Haunted House
Students plan and construct a spooky (or silly) haunted house using a shoe-box! The rooms must have specific themes or purposes in their haunted house.
4. Bridge of Bones
Students build a bridge ONLY using glue and Q Tips! How much weight can their bridge support after the glue has dried?
You may be interested in the following STEM Resources:
STEM All Year Long / Curriculum Bundle Resource
Gamers STEM Resource
October / Halloween STEM Resource
November / Thanksgiving STEM Resource
Winter / Christmas/ Holiday STEM Resource
February STEM Resource
Chinese New Year STEM Resource (Updated Every Year!)
March / St. Patrick's Day STEM Resource
End of the Year STEM Resource
Summer STEM Resource
Classroom STEM Décor