March / Saint Patrick's Day STEM Challenges for Students!
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really get their brains going this season!
This resource is part of the STEM / STEAM All Year Long Curriculum Bundle – 28 Challenges!
There are 3 Saint Patrick's Day 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. Leprechaun Trap Using Simple Machines
STEM groups must design a leprechaun trap using simple machines. The groups must decide on a simple machine using an information guide (included in the resource) and incorporate it into their design. They must create a trap for a leprechaun who is 2½ inches tall and 1 inch wide. If they test their trap and it does not work properly, they have two more attempts to fix their design. (more instructions in the resource)
2. Rainbow Run
Using a list of supplies, STEM groups must design a Rainbow Run that showcases both kinetic and potential energy at use. The design must have a single large curve, in the shape of a rainbow. Students are not required to use all of the items listed below, but they are not allowed to add items to the list. (more instructions in the resource)
3. Floating Pots of Gold
Using a list of supplies, STEM groups must create a floating pot of gold that is designed to carry as much gold (pennies) as possible! STEM students should discuss and predict which materials and strategies would help their device carry the most gold while staying afloat. Groups only have three attempts to test their pot of gold. They may have to redesign their pot if it fails (breaks apart). ....(more instructions in the resource)
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