Need an Engineering Activity?
What’s in Your Cupboard?
Need a STEM lesson RIGHT NOW? No time to gather materials? For this lesson the main material is rubber bands. Students will use the engineering design process and build a system for transporting a message 15 feet.
Suggested other assorted materials can be: popsicle sticks, pencils, clothespins, pipe cleaners, paper clips, plastic spoons or forks, tongue depressors, tape and string. Just grab whatever you have extra for support materials that students can use to engineer a solution. (Perfect for “clean out your desk” day!!)
Students will use their problem solving and collaboration skills as they work to solve the challenge. 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.
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