UPDATED! This STEM project (science, technology, engineering, and technology) project starts with the students watching a short goanimate video I created that shows Farmer Joe asking the students for help with this problem! Students are asked to create a tall tower to keep his pumpkins from being ruined in all the rain they've had. Students will be very excited to help Farmer Joe and motivated to work together complete the plan/design/build/evaluate/redesign form for the project.
This product includes the link to the video, directions for the facilitator (including possible challenges and teaching points), and a beginner and advanced recording sheet to help lead students through the project.