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STEM Activity Challenge Suspended Cup Towers

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Are you looking for an activity that has easy prep, easy materials, and will produce amazing problem solving for your students? This challenge will do all that!

Note: This challenge is available in a money-saving bundle!

In this challenge, students will design and build a tower that has some specific rules about two items- cups! The cups have constraints about their height and how close they can be to one another. One of the main building materials is straws and there are a few other items. This challenge is purely a problem solving one with no particular scenario for the construction task. It’s just a fun one! This would make a perfect challenge for STEM Friday, a reward for your class, an administrator visit to your classroom, or a task to be left with a sub!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Straws
• Card stock paper
• Foil
• String
• Pipe cleaners
• Styrofoam cups
• Masking tape

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 4 pages of teacher directions, 4 pages of photographs, 1 extra Hints page, 2 lab sheets for student use (an easier version and a more challenging), 2 versions of task constraints (easier and more challenging), a scoring rubric for the task, and a Terms of Use page. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

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

You will also love these Straws Challenges:
STEM Activity Challenge Bridges with Straws
STEM Activity Challenge Simple Egg Drop

Or save money with the Straws 2 bundle!
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 2

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You might also like these STEM Challenges:
STEM Challenge Bucket Towers
STEM Challenge Straw Hoop Flyers
STEM Challenge Geodesic Domes
STEM Activities Challenge Bundle Straws 1

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