Index Card Bridge STEM Challenge - NGSS Aligned

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INTEGRATE STEM IN YOUR CLASSROOM!
Get your students learning about bridges and engaging in STEM! Students will design a bridge using only one material...index cards!

Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas for creating a bridge. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

This activity is an excellent STEM Center or as a whole classroom experience. It aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

INCLUDED:
-Teacher and Student Instructions for Index Card Bridge
-Pictures of a truss bridge, arch bridge, suspension bridge, and beam bridge
-Student Planning Pages
-Student Reflection Page

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
-Index Cards
-pennies
-1 small plastic cup

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NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a
situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can
be solved through the development of a new or improved object or
tool.

K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how
the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given
problem.

3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on
how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the
problem.

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Index Card Bridge STEM Challenge - NGSS Aligned
Index Card Bridge STEM Challenge - NGSS Aligned
Index Card Bridge STEM Challenge - NGSS Aligned
Index Card Bridge STEM Challenge - NGSS Aligned
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