Using a punch ball balloon, can your group create an exact model of a globe showing continents, oceans, and lines of latitude and longitude?
We are all about integration in my STEM building and blending social studies with STEM challenges is a great way to make the topics we study in social studies more engaging and interesting for the students. I am currently working on developing more of these social studies based STEM challenges. This one is focused on map skills and geography.
This engineering challenge activity is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I place these challenges, one per table, and the students rotate around the room in order to complete them. There are no right or wrong answers, many different solutions will work! You could also rotate these challenges through a social studies or science center or complete them as a whole class activity. I store everything in a dollar store gift bag or plastic tub!
Time to engineer geography!