STEM Activity Challenge: Building Boats

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STEM Challenge: Can you design a boat that will float and hold weight? Great engineering challenge!

This STEM Challenge is our favorite in the STEM Lab! It’s a great task with some excellent opportunities to re-design, re-think, and re-build!

STEM activities provide wonderful opportunities for hands-on collaborative work. Students think critically and creatively and learn to allow failures to cement their learning. A STEM experience is the perfect place to learn to “Try, Try Again!"

****Please note: This lesson is available in a combination package!

This STEM activity will have your students designing and building a boat! Using simple supplies you probably already have on hand, students choose which materials they wish to use. To make this even more challenging students have a materials spending budget and must stay within it while building their boat.

Materials you will need in addition to this package include: straws, masking tape, craft foam, aluminum foil, waxed paper, plastic wrap, cups, water containers, weight (like pennies), and lots of paper towels!

This package specifically contains: Cover Sheet, Background, Materials and Preparation page, 5 pages of Teacher’s Step-by-Step Procedures, Extension Page with ideas for more activities, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, 3 pages of photos, Constraints of the Task page, a pricing list for the budget feature, a cost sheet for students to use, 3 versions of a lab sheet- one with sample student answers, and a Credits page. The total page count listed includes everything.

This is a SUPER activity and one your students will ask to be repeated!


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You might also enjoy these STEM Challenges about Building:
STEM Challenge- Build a Car!
STEM Challenge - Build a Marble Maze

****Please note: This lesson is available in money-saving bundles!
STEM Challenges- A Bundle of STEM Activities About Building
STEM Kit Bundle with Building Boats
STEM Challenges Best Seller Bundle #1

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 Activity Challenge: Building Boats
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STEM Activity Challenge: Building Boats
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