STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms

STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms
STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms
STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms
STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms
STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms
STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms
STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms
STEM Challenge Craft Stick Platforms
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Ready for another platform? This one is really fun and challenging! Best of all it only uses two materials! Even better - there are several different ways to use this challenge.

Note: This challenge can be purchased as part of money-saving bundles!
Platform Bundle
6-Pack Bundle featuring Bridges and Platforms

This STEM activity will have your students experimenting with ways to join craft sticks together to use in building a platform. There are criteria to follow in making the platform and the finished platform will be tested with weights. An added feature of this task is using a budget plan in which students must pay for the supplies.

Variations:
•Craft Stick Platform using Glue and a budgeting feature
•Craft Stick Platform using Glue without the budgeting feature
•Craft Stick Platform using Tape and a budgeting feature
•Craft Stick Platform using Tape without the budgeting feature

The best news is... each variation is outlined in the teacher directions. Lab sheets and constraints posters feature the different ways. And there's more... the forms are editable in case you need to make even more changes. This challenge is versatile and can be used with many ages. I have tried it with third, fourth, and fifth grades and even a second-grade class!

Materials you will need in addition to this package include craft sticks and glue. We used hot glue guns. You can also use craft sticks and masking tape. Students will also need small bowls or cups, something to use for weights, scissors, and rulers.

This package specifically contains: Cover Sheet, Background, Materials and Preparation page, 4 pages of Teacher’s Step-by-Step Procedures, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, 4 pages of photos, 2versions of the constraints poster, three versions of a lab sheet- one with sample student answers, a scoring rubric, and all forms are editable.

This platform challenge works perfectly with these two:
Build a Platform Using Newspaper
Build a Platform Using Straws

Or save money with these two bundles that have all three challenges!
Platform Bundle
6-Pack Bundle featuring Bridges and Platforms

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Quick Challenge Straw Mazes
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  1. Building several kinds of platforms has proven to be great STEM Challenges! The best part of this trio of challenges is the ease of use. I have provided you with detailed directions and hints and the materials are super easy to gather. In fact, the materials are things you already have! Note: This
  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 Bridge
  3. 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 chosen to include in this resour
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