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Never look at paper plates the same way again! A world of STEM challenges await you in this simple and inexpensive material. When can you use these challenges?
⦾ If you are studying circles
⦾ Why not celebrating Pi Day? (March 14th)
⦾ Indoor recess
⦾ STEM Fridays, Maker Mondays, or Tinker Tuesdays
⦾ After school STEM
⦾ Any time, to hone fine motor and problem-solving skills!
Suggested Material List
STEM Challenge Tips:General tips for any STEM challenge.
Teacher Notes: includes terminology and differentiation ideas.
Sample pictures of completed projects.
Paper plate STEM decor
Recording page for each of the 5 major challenges that guide the students through the engineering design process:
⦾ roller coaster
⦾ paper plate transformation
⦾ airborne plates
⦾ basket or container
Generic Paper Plate Graphic Organizer to use with any of the above challenges or the additional task card challenges (12 total).
STEM spinner page - spin a design challenge (great for independent work).
Calculate the cost worksheets to create Bill of Materials
Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.