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STEM Activity Challenge Basketball Goals and Ball Thrower

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STEM Challenge: Basketball Goals! The most fun ever in the STEM lab! This is one of a trio of challenges recently completed that all involve a sport. This challenge is part of a Sports Series and is featured as the November series in my seasonal bundle! Instead of Thanksgiving and turkeys in November, let’s celebrate Fall Sports!

In this challenge, students will design and build a basketball goal that must be the correct size to allow a ping pong ball to pass through the hoop and then create a device that will shoot the ball! Groups will divide into the basketball goal team and the launching team and then have great fun testing their basketball shooting abilities.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Cardboard
• Pipe cleaners
• Netting
• Craft sticks in 2 sizes
• Dowel stick
• Masking tape
• Large straws
• Cardboard tubes
• Rubber bands
• Small cup or container
• Ping pong balls

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 4 pages of teacher directions, 4 pages of photographs, 2 extra Hints page, 2 lab sheets for student use (one is for the goal team and one is for the throwing device team), and a Terms of Use page. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions (1hour) to complete.

You will also love these Sports Challenges:
Football Goalpost and Kicker
Soccer Goal and Goalie

Or save money with the Sports Series bundle!
STEM Challenge Bundle Sports Series

Save even more with a mega bundle of all the seasonal challenges:
STEM by the Month

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You might also like these STEM Challenges:
STEM Challenge Build a Solar Oven
STEM Challenge Earthquake Resistant Building
STEM Challenge Build a Water Pipeline
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