STEM Activity Challenge: Tennis Ball Tower

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Kids love to build towers! It becomes a competition and this one is quite challenging, as well!

This challenge features the task of using given supplies to design and build a tower. Specific criteria for the tower includes supporting an object a specific height off the table and using ALL the supplies. The supplies needed are very simple and easy to gather. Stand back and watch them construct! Students record their thinking on lab sheets or a folding graphic organizer- both of which can be used with your Science Interactive Notebooks.

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

This challenge contains 5 pages of detailed step-by-step teacher directions. Helpful Hints are sprinkled through the teacher directions, along with photos of actual student work. I have also added more photos and a full page display of the task constraints.

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), a full page display of the task constraints, Lab Sheet, Folding Graphic Organizer page with a photo page of folding instructions, 4 pages of Tower Photos with more details, and Thank you page.

Supplies needed in addition to this package include: straws, craft sticks, coffee stir sticks, tennis balls, masking tape, string, and a container for each group’s supplies. Of course, substitutions can be made for any of these!

This challenge works perfectly with two other Tower Challenges:
STEM Challenge Satellite Dish 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 – Building Ramps
STEM Challenge: Bucket Towers
STEM Challenge: Straw Hoop Flyers
STEM Challenge Build a Hammock

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STEM Activity Challenge: Tennis Ball Tower
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STEM Activity Challenge: Tennis Ball Tower
STEM Activity Challenge: Tennis Ball Tower
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