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STEM Activities Challenge Bundle: Same Supplies Two Tasks

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STEM Challenges: Get ready for the ultimate in collaboration! In each of these challenges one of two tasks will be assigned to different groups with each task using the same supplies. Each group follows the rules of its own task and works with its partner group because in the end the two tasks are joined together!

Please note: This package contains three lessons. Each may be purchased separately.

These three STEM challenges use the easiest of supplies! Just give out the supplies, talk about the scenario of each task, go over the requirements, and watch as each group works together and then joins with its partner group to combine the two structures. It is fascinating!

In Bridges and Towers students will be designing and creating towers or bridges using the same supplies. Each task has its own requirements. A bridge group will be partnered with a tower group and they must communicate as they design and build because in the end the tower will be placed on the bridge. Can the bridge group build a bridge with enough support for the tower? Can the tower group build a tower with a strong enough base? Can they successfully discuss their designs and make improvements so the two structures work together?

In Launchers and Targetsyour students will be designing and creating either a launching device or a target using the same supplies. Each task has its own requirements. A launching device group will be partnered with a target group and they must communicate as they design and build. When both groups are finished they will try the launcher by firing at the target. Can the launcher group design a device that will propel the soft object at the right angle? Can the target group create a structure that will withstand being hit? Can the two groups really have a partnership and work together?

In Rescue Devices your students will be designing and creating either a rescue cranking device or a rescue carrier using the same supplies. Each task has its own requirements. The rescue cranking device group will be partnered with a carrier group to combine the two structures into a rescue method to retrieve cargo from the bottom of a “cliff”. Can the crank team make a device that will wind up the rope (string)? Can the carrier group create a container that will not dump out the cargo? Can the two teams work together and carry out the rescue?

You will need additional materials for these challenges.
For Bridges and Towers you will need: modeling dough, rubber bands, craft sticks, straws, card stock paper, and masking tape.

For Launchers and Targets you will need: cardboard tubes, Styrofoam cups, rubber bands, craft sticks, straws, plastic spoons, masking tape, and mini marshmallows.

For Rescue Devices you will need: straws, craft sticks, string, rubber bands, construction paper, and tape. The weights we used for the cargo were mini marshmallows.

For each package you will receive: Cover, Teacher Background, Materials and Preparation page, 2 pages of Teacher Step-by-Step Directions, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, 3-4 pages of photos, listing of task constraints to display, task requirement cards to use with each group, lab sheets specific to each task, sample answers of one set of lab sheets, a Terms of Use page, and a Credits page. The page count listed includes everything.

This set is a combination of three STEM Challenges If you prefer they may be purchased separately:
STEM Challenge: Bridges and Towers
STEM Challenge: Launchers and Targets
STEM Challenge: Rescue Devices

Save even more and buy this multi-pack in a Mega Bundle:
STEM Challenges Mega Bundle 57 STEM Challenges

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You might also enjoy these STEM Bundles:

STEM Challenges – A Bundle of Math Based STEM Challenges
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STEM Challenges – A Bundle of STEM Challenges All About Egg Drops
STEM Challenges – A Bundle of Designing with Dozens ~ Tower Building

Click right here for a catalog of all STEM products available: STEM Product Catalog

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STEM Activities Challenge Bundle: Same Supplies Two Tasks
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle: Same Supplies Two Tasks
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle: Same Supplies Two Tasks
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle: Same Supplies Two Tasks