STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge

STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge
STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge
STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge
STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge
STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge
STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge
STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge
STEM Bridges with Index Cards Challenge
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Building bridges takes some engineering! This simple challenge will turn out to be more challenging than it appears. Kids will plan and improve as they go and cheer when their structure works!

▶️Please note: This lesson is available in money-saving bundles!
STEM Bundle of STEM Activities about Bridges
STEM 6-Pack Bundle featuring Bridges and Platforms

The STEM challenge with this package is a bridge building experience. Students will experiment briefly with supplies to get an idea of how the materials work. For this activity, students are building a platform type bridge. It does not have to span an opening gap. Rather this is a task that encourages kids to think of new ways to use materials. I called it a bridge during our discussions with the understanding that a bridge usually spans a gap. However, a platform bridge can do just that! Examples of platform bridges: Walking decks that cover a marsh or bog, backyard decks, and platforms that reach over a stream in your yard. Best of all the materials are simple: index cards. That’s all!

The package includes step-by-step instructions with many hints along the way. One page gives you a materials list and advance preparation steps. Included is a page of possible ways to extend this activity beyond its basic one day use. A page of helpful hints will give you some useful ideas! A page of actual photos of student work is included!

✂️ You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes index cards and weights (like pennies).

The package specifically contains pages for Cover, teacher background, materials and preparations, 4 pages of step by step procedures, extensions ideas page, helpful hints page, photographs, and lab sheets (2 versions), and a Terms of Use page. Lab sheets have sample answers. And two new additions! The package now contains scoring rubrics and editable forms. The page count listed includes everything.

STEM Challenges are a great way to get your students involved in their learning! Try this great package- but be prepared! Your students will love it!

✅ You might also enjoy these STEM Challenges about bridges:
Bridges with Straws and Toothpicks
Bridges with Marshmallows

NOTE: All three bridge challenges can be purchased in money-saving bundles:
STEM Challenges- A Bundle of STEM Activities about Bridges
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Bridges and Platforms

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You might also enjoy these STEM Challenges:

Build a Car!
Bubble Making
Build a Marble Maze
Build a Platform Using Straws
Scientific Method Posters- Chalkboard Version

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