Elementary STEAM or STEM Challenges are fun for all ages! From Kindergarten to fifth grade, grab a buddy class and jump into the Balloon Car Challenge. This unit is designed for one lower elementary class working with one upper elementary class. It is possible for you to do this project on your own, but the worksheets are designed for some assistance from the older buddy.
Balloon Car Challenge is a fun activity where students will be given a baseline design, and then challenged to alter their design for better performance. This activity can be done any time of the year, I like to do this towards the end of the year because this activity requires a lot of “test and redesign” which requires a little more maturity.
This unit is designed to take approx. 4-5 sessions, if you are meeting with your buddies once a week. Each session should be 35min-1hr.
This product includes;
Material Shopping list
Printable and Projectable Engineering Design Process
Projectable Data Collection Graph
4 Student Assignment Pages
Write the room cards and recording sheet
Science Journal/Word wall cards
Differentiated Science Journal Prompts
Balloon Car Challenge is also available in my Buddy Up! All Year Bundle, along with 8 additional full STEAM/STEM units. If you own the bundle then you already have Balloon Car Challenge. Want them all? You can save 20% by choosing the bundle!
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