Medieval Japan - Feudal Japan STEM Challenges
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!
There are 2 Medieval Japan STEM Challenges in this pack.
Each STEM Challenge 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.
The STEM Challenges include:
1. Zen Garden (Zen Buddhism) Challenge
Using a list of supplies, STEM teams must design and build a model of a Zen garden. The garden must contain a constructed sand box, sand , rake, and pebbles or rocks of various sizes and shapes. If students want to add their own features such as branches, moss, or figurines, they may do so. The sand box may only be constructed using Popsicle sticks, glue, and tin foil. STEM teams must also consider what they learned about Zen gardens; their garden should have asymmetrical elements such as the use of odd numbers and various heights in their rock formations. The STEM team with the highest score (see scoring card in resource) will win the challenge! (more instructions and planning pages are given in the resource)
2. Norimono Zipline Challenge
Using a list of supplies, STEM teams must create a Norimono vehicle. There must be a zipline apparatus where the vehicle can travel from one designated point of the classroom to the next by using a pulley that attaches to a string. The Norimono must also have a sliding door mechanism (that can effectively open and close) for the passenger to enter and exit the vehicle.
(more instructions and planning pages are given in the resource)
You may be interested in these aligned Medieval Japan resources…
Medieval Japan Interactive Notebook
Medieval Japan Interactive PowerPoint
Medieval Japan Student Projects Google Classroom
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