STEM engineering activities to conduct with paper.
Design and build the Strongest Structure, The Longest Piece of Paper, A Newspaper Bridge, Strongest Paper Rope and an Aircraft Carrier
Combining Science, Engineering and real world Problem Solving
A complete set of 5 STEM challenges using affordable supplies.
Also includes a student challenge booklet
These task cards allow flexibility with the teacher to either grab and go or build further lessons around each challenge.
Students will learn
* the basic mechanics of structural engineering
* how to build and design with constraints such as materials and time
* how to modify and evaluate their own designs
* how to reflect on their own learning
NGSS & Australian Curriculum LINKS
Students can earn a STAMP in their STEM CHALLENGE BOOKLET by completing the challenges based on different Paper STEM Activities .
* INCLUDED *
------ 5 STEM CHALLENGE CARDS and a STUDENT CHALLENGE BOOKLET ------
Task Card #1 - Strongest Structure
Task Card #2 - Longest Piece of Paper
Task Card #3 - Newspaper Bridge
Task Card #4 - Strong Paper Rope
Task Card #5 - Paper Plane
Supplies List (see preview for details of supplies needed).
STUDENT CHALLENGE BOOKLET
* one STAMP for completing the challenge
* one STAMP for completing the reflection questions
- Design Brief
- Design Modification Template
- Design Evaluation Template
- STEM Question Starters
- NGSS links
- Australian Curriculum Links
- NZ Curriculum Links
Color and greyscale versions
These cards best suit grades 3 to 6
With guidance they can be used for younger grades and with more time restrictions or when using the extension suggestions they can be used for older grades also.
The design questions allow students to build on how they analyze and evaluate their own designs. By the end of the challenges it is expected that students should be able to better verbalize and explain their learning.
These task cards are A5 in size. If you would like to print to a full page please select 'Fit to Page' in your printer settings.
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