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STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn

STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Activity Challenge: Exploring Volume with Popcorn
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It’s the Popcorn STEM Challenge! It's all about using volume to determine the size of a container!

Please note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!

STEM Challenges are great activities to engage students in their learning. Kids love the hands-on experiences! EVEN BETTER- add literature to your STEM challenges!

The activities found in this package were inspired by a little book by Tomie dePaola called "The Popcorn Book". Picture books can provide the perfect starting point for science investigations. Using the book is, of course, optional. This investigation can be completed without reading the book to your class or a similar book can be substituted.

This one day STEM challenge will have your students thinking about volume. After hearing the book read (or talking about volume) students will design and construct a container for a specific amount of popcorn. Students will have a list of the Design “rules” and a set of supplies from which to build. The final design will test their understanding of volume and at the same time have them collaborating, designing, and constructing. In the end, each team will present their final container!

You will need materials in addition to this lesson guide! This includes: popped popcorn, storage bags, 8½ x 11 paper, scissors, tape, and staplers. You may also need a copy of The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola (optional).

The lesson guide provides a materials list and then step-by-step procedures to follow to make this a great experience. A page of Helpful Hints gives ideas of specific things to think about while using this package. Two lab sheets are provided and a page of photos to guide the use of the package. A page of Extensions gives ideas of continuing the activity as a whole class or in your science/math centers. Also, some ideas are given to further use The Popcorn Book. And there is more! A scoring rubric is now provided and a file of editable forms.

The package specifically contains: Cover, Teacher Background page, Materials and Preparation page, 4 pages of Step-by-Step Procedures and helpful hints, Extensions page, 2 Lab sheets, Answer samples, 3 Photo pages, Terms of Use page, scoring rubric, and 6editable forms.

This activity can be completed as a stand-alone challenge. OR it can be used with two additional packages (STEM Challenges about Volume) also available in my store:
Exploring Volume with Scoops
Exploring Volume with Containers

NOTE: All three volume challenges can be found in a money-saving bundle: A Bundle of STEM Activities about Volume

The Popcorn Challenge can also be found in a bestseller bundle:
STEM Challenges Best Seller Bundle #3

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You might also enjoy these STEM Challenges:

Build a Tower with Toothpicks
Build a Marble Maze
Experiment and Design with Pancakes
Design a Sail Boat
Egg Parachutes

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