STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!

STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Car!
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STEM Challenge: Can you build a car ---out of an array of materials? Using an array of 10- 12 materials students must build a rolling car! This is a great team building activity that will have your students solving many problems.

****Please note: This lesson is available in a combination package!

This STEM Challenge is Amazing! It IS challenging, but presents so many opportunities for students to learn from their work. They will revise and reflect over and over!

This STEM challenge is a building experience. Students have specific supplies and must design a car that rolls. They must work together to use the supplies in a creative way. Their thinking will truly be tested as they encounter problems to solve. The choices they make of the materials and how to use them is the heart of this challenge.

This experience will take two class sessions to complete. You will need materials along with this package. The materials listed here are just a list of suggestions. You may certainly add to your supplies with items you have or things the students bring in. Suggested supplies include: Cardboard, Styrofoam, cardstock, empty water bottles, plastic and Styrofoam cups, popsicle sticks, dowel sticks, pipe cleaners, straws, washers, bottle caps, boxes, aluminum foil, rubber bands, twist ties, tape, string, glue, card stock, construction paper. You do not need all of these things! I listed a wide variety- all of which we have tried, but never all of these items at the same time. I suggest you choose 10-12 items- 3-4 items for the car body, 2-3 items for the axle, and several items for wheels. Use you scrap box for decorating the cars!

NOTE: This package contains two files! This package specifically includes: Cover, Teacher Background, Materials and Preparation pages, 5 pages of Step-by-Step Procedures for Teachers, Student Lab Sheet with sample student answers, 4 pages of photos, 2 pages of Helpful Hints and Extensions, parent letter to help with getting materials, a scoring rubric, and a Terms of Use page. The package also contains editable files! This includes the lab sheets, two versions of the constraints poster, the parent letter, and the scoring rubric. The page count listed includes everything.

This is a wonderful activity! The designing, building, and rebuilding will challenge your students. This activity does work. You can build a car using a bunch of junk and you can make one that will roll!

You might also enjoy these STEM packages about Building:
STEM Challenge: Build a Marble Maze
STEM Challenge: Building Boats

You can purchase all THREE packages about Building in a money-saving bundle:
STEM Challenges- A Multi-Pack of STEM Activities About Building

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You might also enjoy these STEM Challenges:

STEM Challenge- Roller Coasters!
STEM Challenge: Build a Tower with Index Cards
STEM Challenge- Chromatography

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