Pom-Pom Launchers Quick STEM Challenge

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Teachers Are Terrific
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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16 pages
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Perfect for a last-minute challenge to get my students thinking creatively and applying what they have learned about forces and energy in their science classes.
I ran a STEM camp for kids ages 5-9 and they LOVED this activity. It really made them think critically and engaged them. The directions were clear and it was so fun.
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A STEM easy prep quick activity is the perfect way to add science and engineering to your classroom! This challenge features the task of creating a blaster for pom-poms using some simple supplies you probably already have. My students loved this so much!

This challenge is available in a money-saving bundle!

What is the challenge?

Students will design and build a catapulting-type device that will launch pom-poms. Add your own idea of decorative requirements. Holidays decorations are always fun- try creating a blaster that will propel jelly-beans, small pumpkins, or conversation hearts.

What is your prep?

Supplies needed in addition to this package include pom-poms, tape, straws, craft sticks, rubber bands, paper clips, index cards, foam cups, and a container for each group’s supplies.

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover sheet
  • Teacher Background
  • 3 pages of teacher directions
  • Set of Criteria cards for students (with and without background color)
  • Lab Sheet
  • Folding Graphic Organizer page
  • 3 Photo pages
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use
  • Also included is a file with forms in an editable format.

I know you are going to love this Quick Challenge! Enjoy!

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NOTE: A simplified version of this challenge is included in STEM at Home:


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