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ENGAGE STUDENTS IN A REAL WORLD STEM ACTIVITY DURING THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
Make learning fun with this End of the Year STEM Challenge! For the Marble Run STEM challenge, students are asked by a toy company to design and create a marble run.
The STEM Process:
Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
Students would enjoy completing this as a MakerSpace activity or as a STEM center. 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!
Aligns with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
What Teachers are saying about Marble Run STEM Project:
"Thank you for all of your hard work putting these STEM projects together! My students' favorite school activity/project is STEM Fridays!" - Michelle M.
"My students are currently loving this activity, as they are really loving mazes at the moment! This is my second time using a STEM resource of Carly and Adam's. I love the planning pages, it really gets the kiddos thinking about their design beforehand and working together to combine their individual ideas with their group members! "
"Great activity for the last week of school! My students really liked making up their own marble run!" - Lauren P.
"This was one of our all time favorites for STEM activities at the end of the school year. The students worked hard and loved the process of figuring out what would work best. Your students will love this STEM activity!" - Christie M.
Other STEM Challenges your students will love!
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.