STEM Action Time!
What’s in Your Cupboard?
Need a STEM lesson RIGHT NOW! No time to gather materials? We have come up with a lesson that focuses on just one main material plus a few simple additions that most classrooms usually have. A simple plan and simple materials, but a great hands-on STEM problem solving activity! This example is part of a fun series called “What’s in Your Cupboard? ”
This particular activity uses newspaper and masking tape .
Students will use their problem solving and collaboration skills as they work to solve the challenge of creating the tallest newspaper structure they can engineer. Using just masking tape and dowels easily made from newspaper sheets, the challenge is great fun for all and reinforces not only structural engineering, but group cooperation skills as well.
Simple plans and simple materials, but a great hands-on STEM activity! Packet Includes student handouts, teacher notes, a reflection page, a rubric, role cards, inquiry questions, and the engineering design process poster.
***This lesson is also part of a growing bundle for “What’s in Your Cupboard?***
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“What’s in your Cupboard?’ to view what’s been added to this fun series that uses simple materials.
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