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Integrate STEM in your classroom with a Basketball STEM Challenge!
Get your students pumped up for basketball and STEM! Design and build an amazing Basketball Shooter and Goal!
Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas for creating a basketball shooter and goal. 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. Aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM Teachers, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!
What teachers are saying about Basketball STEM Challenge:
"My 6th grade students LOVED this. We used it with our March Madness Book Tournament."
"The kids really enjoyed this project that went great with our study of the basketball playoffs! My teaching partner and I also had fun building one! Thanks!" - Stacy B.
"I work at a small school that has grades K-5. We do STEM together every Friday for about 2 hours. This was a great activity for all the kids. The bigger kids helped the little ones with their projects. Super fun and engaging!" - Jenna M.
"Wow! I love that you included the planning sheets and instructions for the students! And, I can differentiate in my Resource Room with the two levels. Thank you! Great product!" - Cynthia D.
"My class has enjoyed making the different varieties of shooters and goals. I have seen wonderful growth in and evidence of collaboration!" - Nancy B.
"We did a basketball themed day leading into Spring Break. My students LOVED this activity. Thank you!"
"We had a great time making individual basketball shooters with the ping pong balls in my kindergarten class! We used the student pages as well. This activity went great with my March madness ball math unit, geometry explored with balls that each student brought in for the week."
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ALIGNS TO NGSS
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
K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
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
3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.