Medieval China STEM Challenge
Cross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Middle Ages and Medieval Times!
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance their learning!
The STEM Challenge in this resource has detailed directions, photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section.
Zheng He's Treasure Ship Challenge!
Using a list of supplies, STEM teams must design and build a model of Zheng He’s treasure ship! The goal of the STEM challenge is to create a ship that can carry the highest amount of coins possible without sinking for 3 full minutes. STEM students should discuss and predict which materials and strategies would help their device carry the most coins while staying afloat. Teams only have three attempts to test their boats. They may have to redesign their boat if it fails (breaks apart). The Zheng He Ship requirements are (using the planning pages included in the resource) : the ship must have at least 4 deck levels, there must be 9 masts, and the model can only be created using the supplies listed below. (more instructions are given in the resource)
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