This editable PowerPoint is a fun way to start off the school year. The students get a chance to work in groups and practice expectations for group work in the future. I've done this for two years with my 8th graders in science and they loved it!
At the beginning of the PowerPoint I include teacher notes to introduce my GROUPS expectations that I use all year long and to help explain the STEM challenge. I'd highly recommend you get my GROUPS Classroom Poster for FREE at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/GROUPS-Expectations-Classroom-Poster-3218565.
There 3 slides to use in class to introduce the GROUPS expectations, explain the STEM Challenge, and ask a reflection prompt for the students to complete once they completed the challenge.
I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as my kids do!