STEM Activities and Challenges | Teamwork Activities | Water Tower

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Here’s a CREATIVE and FUN way to make STEM a classroom TREAT!

Have your students COMPETE!

This FREEBIE is part of GATER Educator’s Outta the Box Classroom Competitions and can be done during a Fun Friday or throughout the week during your science block.

Outer Space and Earth OTB Classroom Competitions

Check out the whole collection of Outta the Box Classroom Competitions here

One of the challenges in OUTTA the BOX Competitions include a Creative Builder task. In this FREEBIE you will find the Water TOWER Challenge. Enjoy and Have FUN!

What are OUTTA The BOX Classroom Competitions?

An Outta the Box Competition is a STEAM-based, classroom-friendly workshop that develops students’ teamwork, creative and critical thinking skills in an engaging and meaningful way. An Outta the Box Competition uses easy to find materials for all challenges. Classroom Competitions are approximately 2 hours, with each challenge lasting anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes. Challenges can be performed in a 2 hour block or broken into smaller blocks of time. 3 to 5 teams of 4-6 students work best for OTB Competitions.

Why Have Outta the Box Competitions?

The objective of an Outta the Box Competition is to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s challenges.

Outta the Box Competitions provide students with unique opportunities to develop creative thinking skills. Students learn to think on their feet using materials at hand and develop solutions that come to life in a friendly and competitive manner.

Unlike many classroom problems or challenges, there is never one correct solution, although some of those solutions may work better than others. All solutions depend on teamwork, while also being dependent on the basic characteristics of creative thinking such as:
awareness, curiosity, imagination, flexibility, fluency, originality, elaboration and perseverance.

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If you enjoyed having your students build the Water TOWER, please take a look at the entire classroom competition here:
Outta the Box | Earth Friendly and Outer Space Version

Need to start the school year off with some Team Builders? Here's a 2-hour "Outta the Box Classroom Competition" that's perfect for Back to School!
Outta the Box | Back to School Version

You can check out the whole collection of Outta the Box Classroom Competitions here...new ones are in the works and will be added soon!
Outta the Box Classroom Competitions

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The Building Blocks of Creative Thinking

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This Enrichment Workshop is perfect for a GATE pullout program, Monthly Gifted Curriculum, Parent-led enrichment, Grade-level rotation, Homeschool, After-school or Sub Plans

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Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.


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