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STEM Basketball Challenge

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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Pages
26 pages
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Description

Basketball Goals! The most fun challenge ever in the STEM lab! This challenge is perfect for fall sports but don't forget the great basketball tournament in March! Your students will love competing in this Basketball STEM Challenge!

Note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!

What is the Challenge?

In this challenge, students will:

  • Design and build a basketball goal that must be the correct size to allow a ping pong ball to pass through the hoop.
  • Create a device that will shoot the ball.
  • Groups will divide into the basketball goal team and the launching team and then have great fun testing their basketball shooting abilities.

What is your prep?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes Cardboard, Pipe cleaners, Netting, Craft sticks in 2 sizes, Dowel stick, Masking tape, Large straws, Cardboard tubes, Rubber bands, Small cup or container, and Ping pong balls.

The package specifically includes

  • teacher background
  • materials and preparation page
  • 4 pages of teacher directions
  • 4 pages of photographs
  • 2 extra Hints page
  • 2 lab sheets for student use (one is for the goal team and one is for the throwing device team)
  • scoring rubric
  • an editable form file
  • Terms of Use page.

Check the preview to see which forms are editable! The page count listed for this package includes everything.

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

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Total Pages
26 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

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