STEM Activities Pack: The Great Outdoors with Knots and Hitches

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Learn 11 of the most common and useful knots and hitches with this printable STEM challenge. It’s perfect for elementary students and homeschoolers looking for hands-on STEM activities! Use this challenge in your Boy Scout Troop, Girl Scout Troop, Civil Air Patrol Squadron, in JROTC class, or physical education class.

Please note that this challenge is for practicing outdoor STEM knots and hitches and are not intended to be used for climbing or rescue purposes.

Each knot or hitch challenge card includes:
- knot or hitch uses
- step by step image instructions
- final knot or hitch image

Knots and hitches covered in this document:

Overhand Knot
Overhand Loop
Figure 8 Knot
Figure 8 Loop
Figure 8 Follow Through
Bowline Knot
Alpine Butterfly
Half Hitches (3 types)
Clove Hitch
Munter Hitch
Tensionless Hitch

We suggest printing on cards stock to help students use them year after year.

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