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STEM Activity Challenge Design a Cranking Device

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STEM Challenge: Another Rescue STEM Challenge! This one involves creating a winding or cranking device that will be lowered into a ravine to save a fallen teammate!

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

In this challenge students will again be rescuing a teammate that has fallen over a cliff. The scenario is that the students must use what they have in their hiking backpacks and what can be found in nature to build a device to wind up the fallen person. There are some strict constraints with this task! The pretend items used from nature are heavy and must be used in specific ways in order for them to work. Students use smaller models of the items- like a dowel stick for a tree branch or paper clips for carabiners! Can they make a cranking device with a handle that will successfully rescue the fallen person? What happens if the rope they have is too short? Can they create a way to make the rope longer?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Dowel Sticks
• Empty tape spools
• Paper clips
• Masking tape
• String
• Small cups
• Straws
• Craft Sticks
• Object to represent the fallen person (like Lego men or ping pong balls)
• Scissors
• Desk or platform to represent the cliff side


The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 5 pages of teacher directions, an additional page of hints and extensions, a constraints list in poster form and a smaller version, 4 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 Crossing a Chasm
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You might also like these Real-Life Challenges:

STEM Challenge ~ Same Supplies Two Tasks: Rescue Devices
STEM Challenge Build a Flood Barrier
STEM Challenge Crossing a Chasm

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

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STEM Activity Challenge Design a Cranking Device
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STEM Activity Challenge Design a Cranking Device
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