This is a great STEM challenge for Matter and (of course) Nature of Science standards. The powerpoint includes an engaging scenario, each step of the STEM design challenge process (Engineering) and suggestions for ELA and Social Studies connections on the end slides. Students are asked to design and build a boat out of clay.They must choose from designated shapes (Math) and carry treasure as they count it out by twos (also Math). As with all STEM challenges, students must engage in analytical and reflective thinking. But...nothing says that STEM activities can't be fun too! And this activity is definitely fun!