STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Car!

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Can you build a car ---out of junk?

****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.

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, and glue.

This package specifically includes: Cover, Teacher Background, Materials and Preparation page, 2 pages of Step-by-Step Procedures for Teachers, Student Lab Sheet with sample student answers, 4 pages of photos, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, Extensions page, and a Credits page. 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

Or, even better this challenge can be found in a money-saving 6-Pack!
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Building Fun

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STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Car!
STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Car!