STEM Activity Challenge Satellite Dish Towers

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STEM Challenge: Here’s another tower challenge! We added a little twist to this one! The kids loved it!

This challenge is available as part of a money-saving bundle!

This challenge is to build a tower that will hold a satellite dish aloft. The tower does not need to be a specific height, but must hold the dish aloft and the satellite dish must resemble one. Also, the satellite dish must rotate in some way in order to be moved to receive a “signal”. Here’s the twist: Each group will be divided into two parts. One part will receive the supplies for the satellite dish while the other part will receive the supplies for the tower. At some point the two teams within the group will have to work together to assemble the entire structure. It’s a fabulous feat of collaboration!

The package specifically contains: Cover sheet, Teacher Background, 1 page Materials and Prep list, 5 pages of Teacher directions with helpful hints, Set of Criteria cards for students (with and without background color), 2 full pages of the task constraints, Lab Sheet in two versions, 4 pages of Tower Photos with more details, and Terms of Use page.

Supplies needed in addition to this package include: Cups - plastic or Styrofoam, Plastic lids for the cup or similar round flat objects, Flat Styrofoam tray or bowl, Rubber bands, Pipe cleaners, Masking tape, Straws, and Craft Sticks.

I know you will love this challenge purely for the collaboration and teamwork your groups will display. We had fabulous results! You can watch a fun little video all about this challenge right here: Sensational Satellite Dish Towers

This tower package works perfectly with two others that involve holding something aloft:
STEM Challenge Tennis Ball Towers
STEM Challenge Water Towers

Or you may purchase all three as part of a money-saving bundle!
STEM Challenge Bundle Towers Set 2

Or even better -This challenge can be found in a money-saving 6-Pack!
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Towers

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You might also enjoy these STEM Challenges:

STEM Challenge- A Bundle of STEM Activities about Building Towers
STEM Challenge: Build a Pipeline
STEM Challenge: Bucket Towers
STEM Challenge: Straw Hoop Flyers
STEM Challenge: Geodesic Domes

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STEM Activity Challenge Satellite Dish Towers
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STEM Activity Challenge Satellite Dish Towers
STEM Activity Challenge Satellite Dish Towers
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