STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges (Set 2)

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STEM challenges! If you already love doing STEM challenges with your students, I know you will enjoy these. If you have thought about doing STEM challenges but weren't sure where to start, this is a great way to dive in! This resource has 10 STEM challenges you can do with readily available materials. These are wonderful for team-building and can be used with a wide grade range.

This is the second set of 10 STEM Challenges You Can Do Today, but these challenges are all self contained so you do not have to do the previous STEM challenges to try these. The .zip file contains a PDF file with all of the pages you need, as well as two AVI movie files showing a synthesized 4-bar linkage for the 10th challenge. Photographs of finished challenge samples are included for each STEM challenge!

The challenges cover a wide range of engineering disciplines: materials engineering (bubble challenge), industrial engineering (fidget fix), acoustical engineering (musical instrument), mechanical engineering (elevator, windshield wipers), code creator (software engineering), aeronautical engineering (windmill)

Contents
10 STEM challenges, each with a description, photographs of examples, a display page stating the challenge, as well as 5 "Talk Like an Engineer" word cards with relevant vocabulary.

Design a Zip Line
Design a Windmill
Fidget Fix
Code Creator (create simple code with conditional statement IF ELSE, no computer necessary!)
Design a Musical Instrument
Bubble Maker
Elevator Challenge
Design a Hammock
Printing Press
Windshield Wipers (synthesize a 4-bar linkage)

Also included:
Graphic organizer (1 page) and engineering report (2 pages). Choose either to document each challenge, or use the provided interactive pages (2) in your science notebooks.

Please note: While these challenges are designed to be completed with readily available classroom and household materials, your students will have an easier time completing the challenges if you have the following materials available: foam paper sheets (for the printing press challenge), metal fasteners (for the windshield wiper challenge), thin cardboard (such as from cereal and other food boxes), and string (for the zip line and elevator challenges). You will also need to either have bubble solution or make your own with water, dish detergent, and either corn syrup or glycerin.

If you are looking for a more rigorous approach to the engineering design process, please view my engineering design challenge resources (linked below).

Want to go paperless?
I have created a STEM Journal for use with ANY STEM Challenge where you can record the engineering design process without wasting paper.

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Engineering Design Challenges (initial purchase)
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Power Transmission Tower
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship

Engineering Design Challenge ADD ON PACKS (subsequent purchase)
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device ADD ON PACK
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Transmission Tower ADD ON PACK
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope ADD ON PACK
STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship ADD ON PACK
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Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.


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STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges (Set 2)
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STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges (Set 2)
STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges (Set 2)