The Great Roman Empire STEM Challenge is a set of 5 different activities centered around the story of a slave living in ancient Rome. After hearing the opening storyline, students will read 5 of the slave's diary entries. Each one will challenge them to design something that will help him earn his freedom and become a Roman citizen.
STEM Challenges in this pack:
• Road Trip: Design a Trunk
• Food for Thought: Construct a Fishing Net
• Catch a Breeze: Windmill Challenge
• Now We're Cooking: Construct a Solar Oven
• Water, Water Everywhere: Build an Aqueduct
These STEM challenges use common materials that you probably already have in your classroom. They incorporate concepts of linear measurement, weight measurement, volume, area, force and motion, heat and light energy, simple machines, and scientific process.
Each challenge in this pack is fully planned out making it easy to get started. They are also highly engaging because students are involved in solving a real-life problem.
Each STEM challenge in this pack includes:
• teacher instructions
• student challenge sheet
• planning and design pages
• scoring rubric
There is also a set of team member role cards, design process cards, a master score sheet to find out which group is the most successful at helping the explorers, and associated NGSS standards.
Looking for more? You might also like:
• The Great Big STEM Challenge Bundle
Not sure where to start with STEM? See:
How to Choose the Best STEM Challenges for Your Students
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