STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box

STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
STEM Challenge Build a Pencil Box
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Here’s a fabulous STEM challenge to help ease into STEM at the beginning of a school year! It’s all about school boxes and pencils!

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

In this challenge, students will build a container that will hold some brand new pencils. The scenario is simply that they need a container and don’t have one or don’t have room for their shiny new pencils among all the other new supplies. So, they set out to invent their own. There are some specific constraints to follow in building the box which includes handles and latches and holding the weight of the pencils. Students will use the steps of the Engineering Design Process as you follow the pages of detailed and labeled teacher directions pages.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Card stock sheets
• Craft sticks
• Pipe cleaners
• Scissors
• Masking tape or clear tape
• Glue sticks
• Art Supplies: like construction paper, crayons, markers
• New pencils
• Hole Punchers
• Copy paper

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 5 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list, 4 pages of photographs, one extra Hints page, student lab sheet –with sample answers, a scoring rubric, an editable forms file, and a Terms of Use page. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

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

This challenge works perfectly with these two:
Build a Drawbridge
Build a Twirling Tower

Or grab all three in the Pencil Series Bundle:
Pencil Series Bundle

Save even more with the Seasonal Bundle:
STEM by the Month
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You might also like these STEM Challenges:
Seed Dispersal Models
Build a Bird Feeder
Build a Water Slide
Build a Ferris Wheel

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