STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Summer Fun Series

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STEM Challenges: This is a set of three STEM Challenges that all have something to do with summer time fun! It’s the Summer Fun Series- a new feature of Teachers are Terrific! The series challenges are somewhat seasonal, but most of the challenges can be used during any time of year. This one is all about summer theme parks!

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 included lab sheets for students are also marked. Students will plan independently and then with teammates to create the best solution to the design challenge.

Some specifics about each design challenge:

In Roller Coasters students have specific supplies and must design and construct a roller coaster model. They must work together and complete the challenge within a time limit. They will work and re-work the curves of their designs and try over and over to make the coasters perform well. It is truly exciting to watch them perfect their models and get ready to test their coasters. This experience will take two to three class sessions to complete. Also, please note that this package is designed for elementary school age students. The complex physics and geometry of upper level science is not part of this package. You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: Foam tubes, masking tape, and marbles.

In Ferris Wheels students will be using craft sticks and glue to make a spinning Ferris Wheel. The wheel has two sides and students must be diligent in making the sides match in size. In addition, the two sides must be joined together and space left in the centers to add a central turning rod or axle. Add making a frame to hold the wheel aloft and you have a truly spectacular STEM challenge. You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: Craft sticks, Dowel sticks (3/16 to 1/4 inch diameter), Hot glue guns and glue, and Masking tape.

In Water Slides students will be using materials to plan a design and then construct a working water slide that will transport a toy figure down the slide- without leaking water. The main materials for the slide part are not waterproof so students will have to plan ahead for how to line their slide so it won’t spill water. The slide must also resemble a slide, have a turn in it, and have an access point- like a ladder. You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: Straws, Pipe cleaners, Aluminum foil, Plastic wrap, Waxed paper, Bowls, Masking tape, Cardboard tubes, Paper towels, Cups, and Toy Figures.

This set is a combination of three STEM Challenges. If you prefer they may be purchased separately:
Build a Roller Coasters
Build a Water Slide
Build a Ferris Wheel

Save even more and buy this multi-pack in a Seasonal Bundle:
STEM by the Month

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You might also enjoy these STEM Multi Packs:

STEM and Task Card Bundle
STEM Bundle All About Rescues

Also, check my catalog for more information about all STEM products: STEM Product Catalog
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STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Summer Fun Series
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Summer Fun Series
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Summer Fun Series
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Summer Fun Series