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STEM Activity Challenge Crossing a Chasm

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3rd, 4th, 5th
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STEM Challenge: Here’s another fantastic real-life challenge featuring a rescue! It’s all about getting across a chasm!

NOTE: This challenge can be purchased as part of a money-saving bundle!

In this challenge students will be trying to build a device that will transport an object across a chasm. The scenario includes hiking and having a swinging bridge collapse making it necessary to transport some items across the ravine or chasm. The materials available for the rescue are only the items they might have had in their backpacks on the pretend hike. Finally, to make this really tricky, students have to make the device powered by the wind! Your class may have a lively discussion about why wind power would be necessary!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: Paper clips, Pipe cleaners, Copy paper, Card stock, Small cups, Rubber bands, Aluminum foil, Ping pong balls, String or fishing line, Fan, Stopwatch, and Plastic boxes (optional).

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 6 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list in poster form and a smaller version (with an ink saver page included), 3 pages of photographs, lab sheet, and the credits page. Student answer sheets are not included, but samples from student work are included in the teacher direction pages. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions to complete.

The money-saving bundle of three rescue challenges can be purchased right here:STEM Bundle All About Rescues

Or you can purchase the challenges separately:
STEM Challenge: Cargo Drops
STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
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You might also like these Real-Life Challenges:

STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
STEM Engineering Activity: Designing a Cell Phone Silencer
STEM Engineering Activity: Designing a Food Delivery Company
STEM Challenge: Build a Pipeline
STEM Challenge: Build a Zip Line
STEM Challenge ~ Same Supplies Two Tasks: Rescue Devices

You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog

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STEM Activity Challenge Crossing a Chasm