STEM Activity Challenge: Build a Platform Using Straws

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Time to build another platform! Your students are going to love this!

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

STEM is hands-on, think outside the box, inquiry-based, collaboration rich, and fun! It’s total student engagement!

Give your kids some basic supplies, a list of requirements for the task, and then stand back and watch! It’s a time for the best learning ever- kids will build and re-build, test and re-test, fail and try again. The learning is amazing!

This STEM activity will have your students experimenting with ways to join straws together to use 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. Planning is key!

Materials you will need in addition to this package include: straws and paper clips.

This package specifically contains: Cover Sheet, Background, Materials and Preparation page, 4 pages of Teacher’s Step-by-Step Procedures with 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 Newspaper
STEM Challenge – Build a Platform Using Craft Sticks

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