STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1

STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1
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STEM Challenges: Are you ready for something with super easy materials that all also really full of learning and fun? How about the main supply being straws?

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

Students will follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process for each challenge. The packages contain step-by-step procedures for the teacher that are clearly marked with the Design Process steps. The accompanying lab sheets for students are also marked. Students will plan independently and then join with teammates as they create the best design possible. Of course, constant improvements take place as students try their designs.

Some specifics about each design challenge:
In Hoop Flyers This challenge is to create the ultimate hoop flyer. Students will experiment with changing the variables of a standard hoop flyer and then choose which components to use in the ultimate design. Students will be challenged to consider which variables to include in the final ultimate hoop flyer. Will they choose everything or only the best possibilities? After testing as many variations of the original plane as time allows students use their recorded data to make decisions on a design. They will have a chance to improve the model they eventually build and learn from their mistakes!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: straws, paper, tape, scissors, and rulers. Two sizes of straws are needed and many types of paper (cardstock, copy paper, construction paper).

In Bucket Towers This challenge is to build that will hold weight. There are some other rules for this and some ways you can vary the task. Students have the goal of suspending a “bucket” within the tower and that bucket must hold weight. The main supply for the tower is straws. Students will be challenged to find a way to use the straws to hold the bucket as it gets heavier and heavier when weights are added. They will make on-the-spot adjustments as they see weak points of the tower buckle or collapse. It’s engineering at its best!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: straws, string, masking tape, hole punchers, small cups, and scissors.

In Geodesic Domes This challenge is to build a geodesic dome! Students will use only two materials for the dome! Straws and pipe cleaners! The challenge involves some research prior to beginning and some discussion of geometric shapes. Students will be challenged to find a way to use the two materials to make a three dimensional shape that will piece together and keep its shape.

Check the individual listing for each package for more information. Each challenge contains detailed teacher directions, lab sheets, scoring rubrics, and editable pages.

This set is a combination of three STEM Challenges. If you prefer they may be purchased separately:
Bucket Towers
Straw Hoop Flyers
Geodesic Domes


Save even more and buy this multi-pack in a Mega Bundle:
STEM Challenges Mega Bundle 60 STEM Challenges

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You might also enjoy these STEM Multi Packs:

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

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