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STEM Challenge Build a Twirling Tower

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3rd - 6th
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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: Thi
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What a unique tower this turned out to be! This STEM Tower challenge will become a favorite of your students. Not only do they design the tower, it must have a specific performing part and they must invent the reason for that part of the tower. You will love the results of this clever inventiveness!

This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!

STEM Challenges Pencil Series

STEM by the Month

In this challenge, students will use a specific amount of pencils and a few other materials to build a tower. Here’s the hitch: Something on the tower has to twirl and have a specific purpose for the twirling. The groups will have to decide how and what will be twirling and a creative reason for it! You will be amazed at the creativity students display with the twirling apparatus!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:

• New pencils or you may opt to use dowel sticks or straws

• Card stock

• String

• Craft sticks

• Pipe cleaners

• Straws

• Cotton swabs

• Rubber bands

• Masking tape

• Art Supplies: like construction paper, crayons, markers

• Hole Punchers

• Copy paper

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 4 pages of teacher directions, 4 pages of photographs, one extra Hints page, constraints poster, lab sheet with sample answers, a scoring rubric, an editable forms file, and a Terms of Use page. Check the preview to see which forms are editable! The page count listed for this package includes everything.

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

You may also like other challenges that use pencils as a building material!

Build a Pencil Box

Build a Drawbridge

Or grab the bundle with all three challenges:

STEM Challenges Pencil Series

Save even more with the Monthly Bundle!

STEM by the Month


You might also like these STEM Challenges:

Towers and Math Task Cards

Bridges and Math Task Cards


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