STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle

STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle
STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle
STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle
STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle
STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle
STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle
STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle
STEM Challenge Bridges Bundle
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  1. 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! Best news of all - this challenge uses one material!This lesson is available in money-saving bundles! STEM
  2. Our STEM Challenge about Building a Bridge (with marshmallows) has been a kid-favorite for several years. Kids love the simple materials and the task of making this one work. The bridges are not very long but will test the patience and diligence of students as they work to finish this successfully.
  3. Can you build a bridge using only a few supplies and have it hold weight? STEM activities incorporate so many things- beyond Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Inquiry-based teaching creates a learning community where students work collaboratively to solve real problems.Please note: This ch
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  1. Perfect for getting you started in STEM with plenty of challenges to last all year long! This collection of kid-tested STEM Challenges for elementary students is jam-packed full of so many projects- 60 to be exact. This is all you will need for an entire school year! You have challenges of many abil
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  2. STEM Challenges: This package contains six STEM Challenges! featuring Bridges and Platforms! Each is listed in more detail below. I hope the opportunity to purchase this money-saving bundle will help you incorporate STEM into your busy schedule! This bundle contains six challenges featuring Bridges
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Can you build a bridge with only a few supplies? Yes, you can! My students love building bridges as much as towers. We push tables close together to make the gap we are bridging and set to work with simple materials and one goal in mind. Build a bridge that will cross the gap and work!

Please note: This package contains three lessons. Each may be purchased separately. Just click on the titles!

Bridges with Index Cards

Students build simple platform bridges using index cards as the only supply. The final platform must hold weight. It’s a simple task with endless creative ways to fold and manipulate the paper.

Bridges with Marshmallows

Students build a bridge to span a gap and hold weights. The design is a little more difficult than the index card design bridge. The materials are more difficult to manipulate and students will need to connect two items to create the greatest strength. Also, recently added: This challenge now includes ten more pages of teacher directions with hints, lab sheets, constraints, and photos. And, rubrics for everything!

Bridges with Straws

Students will build using the materials include paper clips, string, straws, and toothpicks. The designs will be more elaborate. Kids may be exploring creating joints and connecting the materials in unique ways. The final designs might even resemble real bridges! UPDATE This challenge now includes a second version for use. I added materials and prep, teacher directions, photos, and more for this new version.

You will need additional materials for use of these packages. This includes index cards, toothpicks, marshmallows, string, straws, paper clips, scissors, bowls or paper plates, and weights (like pennies).

The packages specifically contain: Cover, Teacher Background page, Materials and Preparation page, 2-3 pages of Step-by-Step Procedures, Extensions page, 1-2 Helpful Hints pages, 2 sets of Lab sheets with sample answers, Photo pages, and Credits page. All three challenges also now have rubrics and editable forms.

If you prefer these sets may be purchased separately:

Or, even better this challenge can be found in a money-saving 6-Pack!

6-Pack Bundle featuring Bridges and Platforms

Save even more and buy this multi-pack in a Mega Bundle:

STEM Challenges Mega Bundle 60 STEM Challenges


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