STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock

STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Hammock
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Here’s another fantastic real-life STEM challenge featuring a Hammock! This one is just pure fun (and challenging!)

Note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!

This challenge is to build a model of a hammock. When we started this project students were familiar with hammocks and could talk about what they looked like and were used for. What we discovered is that attaching strings to the hammock bed and then to the connecting posts was a challenge!

With this project, students will have restricted supplies that are not replenished and task constraints that will make them think! Teams will devise a building plan and retrieve supplies based on that plan. They are not allowed to re-visit the supplies. This will lead to some very clever use of the materials and great problem-solving! (You can, of course, relax these constraints for your students!)

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: Fabric scraps, Felt pieces, Craft Foam, Newspaper, Heavyweight paper (like a brown sack), Rubber Bands, Straws, String, Tape, Scissors, Digital Scale (optional as weights can be counted) and Weights (like pennies or washers).

The package specifically includes a cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 6 pages of teacher directions, 1 page of helpful hints, a constraints list, 4 pages of photographs, lab sheet, a Scoring Rubric, and the Terms of Use page. Student answer sheets are not included, but samples of student work are included in the teacher direction pages. The page count listed for this package includes everything. And there’s more! All forms are provided in an editable format!

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

This challenge works with other Real-Life Challenges:
Design a Sail Boat
Design a Suspension Bridge

Or grab the challenges in money saving bundles!
STEM Challenges Real Life Bundle 2
STEM Challenges Mega Bundle 60 STEM Challenges
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You might also like these Real-Life Challenges:

Building Ramps
Experiment and Design with Pancakes
Designing a Cell Phone Silencer
Designing a Food Delivery Company
Build a Pipeline
Build a Zip Line

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