STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Platform Using Newspaper

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STEM Challenge: Ready to build a platform? Your students are going to love this! So will you as the materials are so easy!

**Please note: This package can be purchased as part of a money-saving bundle!

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.

This STEM activity will have your students experimenting with geometric shapes used as a building support and then designing and building a platform. There are specific rules to follow in the construction of the platform and the final structure will be tested with weight. One added feature of this challenge is having students use a budget for the supplies. They must choose wisely and use the supplies well! Team work is essential!

Materials you will need in addition to this package include: newspaper, masking tape, rulers, and scissors.

This package specifically contains: Cover Sheet, Background, Materials and Preparation page, 3 pages of Teacher’s Step-by-Step Procedures, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, 3 pages of photos, Task Rules page, 2 versions of a lab sheet- one with sample student answers, and a Credits page.

This set works great with two other platform challenges:
STEM Challenge – Build a Platform Using Craft Sticks
STEM Challenge – Build a Platform Using Straws

This challenge is also available in a money-saving bundle:
STEM Challenges – A Bundle of STEM Activities All About Platforms

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

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You might also like these STEM Challenges:

STEM Challenge- Finding the Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
STEM Challenge: Bubble Making
STEM Challenge- Roller Coasters!

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STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Platform Using Newspaper
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STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Platform Using Newspaper
STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Platform Using Newspaper
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