STEM Activity Challenge Build a Pumpkin Launcher

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Here’s another amazing challenge to use for seasonal STEM or any time of year. This one uses Halloween candy, however, you can substitute any kind of candy and use this challenge effectively!

Note: This challenge can be purchased in money-saving bundles!

In this challenge, students will design and build a launching device that will propel a piece of candy through the air and attempt to hit a target. The candy is your choice, but we used candy pumpkins. Students have some specific rules to follow in building the launching device and, of course, rules about launching the candy. The class will culminate with a target blasting opportunity for everyone!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Craft sticks
• Pipe cleaners
• Rubber bands
• Masking tape
• 3 ounce cups
• Straws
• Plastic spoons
• Candy
• Styrofoam cups
• Pom-poms or cotton balls (optional)

The package specifically includes: cover, table of contents, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 4 pages of teacher directions, 4 pages of photographs, one extra Hints page, two versions of constraints posters with matching lab sheets*, one sample answer lab sheet, and a Terms of Use page. The page count listed for this package includes everything. *One set of constraints and the matching lab sheet are specific to Pumpkin Launching and the second set is worded to be used for any kind of candy.

This challenge will need 1 class session (1 hour) to complete.

You may also like other challenges that will be fun for celebrating the month of October!
Build a Haunted House Maze
Build a Pumpkin Elevator

All 3 pumpkin challenges can be found in a money-saving bundle!
STEM Challenges Pumpkin Series

Save even more with a mega bundle of all the seasonal challenges:
STEM by the Month

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You might also like these STEM Challenges:

Build a Roller Coaster
Build a Water Slide
STEM Challenge Build a Ferris Wheel

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STEM Activity Challenge Build a Pumpkin Launcher
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STEM Activity Challenge Build a Pumpkin Launcher
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Pumpkin Launcher