STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Marble Maze!

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Can you build a marble maze? Using some basic supplies like cardboard, construction paper, and tape what can you build?

STEM is such a great way to provide hands-on experiences for your students. They love to build and invent- why not make it a challenge in your classroom?

STEM activities give you the opportunity to give your kids some basic supplies, a list of requirements for the task, and then watch the fun unfold. It’s a time for the best learning ever- as kids create and re-create as their work fails. It is through the failure that the best learning occurs.

Please note: This challenge is available in a bundle at a money-saving price.

This STEM activity will have your students designing a maze through which a marble can travel. They will fold and bend paper or cardboard into the maze paths and then try their invention repeatedly. Your students will love this!

The lesson guide provides a materials and preparations list. You will also find step-by-step lesson procedures to follow to make this a great experience. Two pages of Helpful Hints gives ideas of specific things to think about while using this package. Two versions of lab sheets are provided and 4 pages of photos to guide the use of the package. A page of Extensions gives ideas of continuing the activity as a whole class or in your science/math centers.

Materials needed in addition to this package include: boxes (like a gift box), card board, card stock, copy paper, construction paper, marbles, craft items (like styrofoam, foam, poms-poms, sponges, tissue paper), scissors, masking tape, and rulers.

The package specifically contains: Cover, Teacher Background page, Materials and Preparation page, 5 pages of Step-by-Step Procedures, Extensions page, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, 2 versions of a Lab sheet, 4 pages of Photos, a page listing task constraints, two pages of extra information about mazes, and a Credits page. The page count listed with this product includes everything.

You might also enjoy these challenges about building:
STEM Challenge- Building Boats
STEM Challenge- Build a Car!

Or you may prefer the money-saving bundle of Building Challenges
STEM Challenges- A Bundle of STEM Activities About Building

Marble Mazes is also found in:
STEM Challenges Best Seller Bundle #3

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 Challenge: Bubble Making
STEM Challenge- Chromatography
STEM Challenge: Build a Gliding Bridge
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STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Marble Maze!
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STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Marble Maze!
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