Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks

Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
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Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
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Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
Popsicle Stick STEM Challenges - Simple STEM with Craft Sticks
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Simple STEM came out of the idea of using materials that are easy to acquire and that you probably already have. A world of STEM challenges await you in this simple and inexpensive material. Use these challenges for :

⦾ STEM Fridays, Maker Mondays, or Tinker Tuesdays
⦾ After school STEM
⦾ Any time, to hone fine motor and problem-solving skills!
⦾ STEM sub plans/ sub tub. The directions and materials are easy to set up and straightforward to use.

*****Contents*****
Suggested Material List
STEM Challenge Tips:General tips for any STEM challenge.
Teacher Notes: includes terminology and differentiation ideas.
Sample pictures of completed projects.
Craft Stick STEM decor
Recording page for each of the 5 main STEM challenges that guide the students through the engineering design process:

→ Area puzzler - use craft sticks to make the largest area possible (math concepts)
→ Craft stick catapult (kinetic and potential energy)
→ Bridge span design (weight, buckling, deflection)
→ Craft stick bomb (kinetic and potential energy)
→ Marble run (force and motion, mechanical design)

Generic Craft Stick Graphic Organizer to use with any of the above challenges or the additional task card challenges.
STEM spinner page - spin a design challenge (great for independent work).
Calculate the cost worksheets to create Bill of Materials
Self-evaluation and rubric options

Materials Needed
You will need craft sticks (I recommend using large tongue depressor style sticks, or paddlepop sticks), basic office supplies like tape, binder clips, and rubber bands. You will also need a few large cardboard boxes. Safety goggles are also needed for the catapult and stick bomb challenges.

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All STEM Tales

STEM for all Seasons
Winter STEM
Spring STEM
Summer STEM
Fall STEM

Engineering Design Challenges (initial purchase)
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Power Transmission Tower
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship
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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.

Find more STEM at my blog momgineer
momgineer
or at STEM Activities for Kids
STEM Activities for Kids
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