STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge

STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge
STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge
STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge
STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge
STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge
STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge
STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge
STEM Challenge Build a Drawbridge
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  1. This is a set of three STEM Challenges that all have something to do with Back-to-School Supplies! Specifically pencils! It’s the Pencil Series! This series is perfect for the beginning of the school year when you have all those brand new pencils, but it can be used any time of year! Please note: T
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  2. Perfect for Back to School Time! This is a fabulous collection of kid-tested STEM Challenges appropriate for 5th grade students. It includes 20 best-selling STEM Challenges and a Bonus Project.Note: Each of the challenges is available individually and in other money-saving bundles.The challenges cho
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Let's try a drawbridge! Here’s another terrific STEM challenge to help ease into STEM at the beginning of a school year! It’s all about using school supplies for building- in this case the supply is brand new pencils! UPDATE: This resource now includes versions using different materials instead of pencils!

This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!
Pencil Series Bundle
STEM by the Month

In this challenge, students will design and build a drawbridge that follows some specific constraints. Kids will be creative as they decide how to use the string and pencils, but they must also be diligent in making a bridge that is not flimsy. The final structure must cross over a one foot gap and open and close in some way. You can opt for the final bridge to be tested for its ability to hold weight, if you like. There are several choices for you to make in the use of this challenge. Lab sheets and constraints posters for the options are all provided.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• New pencils
• Masking tape
• Rubber bands
• Pipe cleaners
• String
• Cardboard pieces
• Straws
• Copy paper
• Pennies for weights- optional
• Small bowls- optional
• OR instead of pencils- Craft sticks and Straws
• OR instead of pencils Craft sticks and Dowel sticks

The package specifically includes: cover, table of contents, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 4 pages of teacher directions, 4 pages of photographs, two extra Hints page, three versions of constraints posters with matching lab sheets, one sample answer lab sheet, a scoring rubric, an editable forms file, and a Terms of Use page. UPDATE: Now included are two alternative materials lists, tips, and photos for building the drawbridge without pencils! Check the preview to see which forms are editable!

This challenge will need 1 class session (1hour) to complete.

You may also like other challenges that use pencils as a building material!
Build a Pencil Box
Build a Twirling Tower

Or grab the Pencil Series Bundle and save money!
Pencil Series Bundle

Save even more with the Seasonal Bundle:
STEM by the Month
You might also like these STEM Challenges:
Build a Roller Coaster
Build a Water Slide
Build a Ferris Wheel

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