These Mars Patel Themed STEM challenges are inspired by "The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel" Season 1 Podcast! These challenges were created to be easy to implement! Included in each resource you will find detailed pages to help you plan and prep for each STEM challenge.
Question: Can you create a catapult that can stop Mr. billionaire genius Oliver Pruitt’s hologram?
Gale Island Challenge
Question: Can you build the mysterious and powerful Gale Island that will float?
Temporary Shelter Challenge
Question: Can you create a temporary shelter that will keep Mars and his friends safe on Gale Island?
Ferry Boat Challenge
Question: Can you create a ferry boat that will keep your passengers dry and safe for their journey to Gale Island?
No Camera Ledge Challenge
Question: Can you create the ledge that kept Mars and his friends safe from the cameras inside Pruitt Prep?
THESE STEM CHALLENGES INCLUDE:
• Mars Money
• 3-6 STEM Rubric
• Projectable/Printable display
• Teacher Directions & Set-Up
• Challenge Detailed Instructions for Construction
• Challenge Sign Printable Display
• Challenge Question Printable Display,
• Challenge Rules Printable Display
• Recording Sheet and Discussion/Reflection Questions
• Catapult Target
• Hologram Target
• Landform Challenge Cards
• Mars & His Friends Cut-Outs x 2
• Camera Cut-Outs (Color & B&W)
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What is Mars Money?
This resource includes Mars Money! As students earn Mars Money, they can use it to purchase supplies for each STEM challenge. This is an amazing incentive for students to go above and beyond! I have included a color and black line master for you to engage your students with throughout the school year! (You can print the black line masters on red paper!)
What will students do in these challenges?
In this challenge, students will build a catapult that can propel a marshmallow (or your choice of object) at least four feet with accuracy to hit a target.
In this challenge, students will build a floating island that must also have two models of landforms on it (landform challenge cards included!) Students' islands must float for 1 minute in a tub of calm water.
In this challenge, students will build a temporary shelter that must stand on it's own and be large enough to fit Mars and his friends paper cut-outs.
In this challenge, students will build a ferry boat that must float for 1 minute and survive waves for 1 minute while also keeping Mars and his friends paper cut-outs safe and dry.
NO CAMERA LEDGE
In this challenge, students will build a ledge that must hold 3 pounds and keep Mars & his friends safely hidden from the cameras inside Pruitt Prep.
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