STEM - Build a Playground Challenge

STEM - Build a Playground Challenge
STEM - Build a Playground Challenge
STEM - Build a Playground Challenge
STEM - Build a Playground Challenge
STEM - Build a Playground Challenge
STEM - Build a Playground Challenge
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Playground Building Stem Challenge

This assignment is geared toward Fifth grade but can be easily modified for 3rd/4th. It could also be used as a STEM intro for sixth grade.

Can easily be extended to be two class periods/2 days long

Power point that can upload to Google Sheets

12 slides:
*Cover slide
*Credits slide
*STEM challenge directions - 3 slides
*Supplies/criteria
*Background knowledge on playground building
*ARE - "ARE" method review (for defending a design/argument)
*Reminders
*Start/stop
*Investigation questions
*Extension/additional challenge

Main supplies needed - dental floss, pencils, 4 quarters, toilet paper cardboard roll, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners

Encourages small group work, defense of a design method, working with constraints, engineering a supportive structure using basic shapes, trial/error
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12 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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