STEM Challenge: Creating the Longest Chain

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Staff
Resource Type
Formats Included
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4 pages


This is an easy STEM activity for elementary grades. Students will work in groups to complete the longest chain! There is a challenge sheet that clearly states the challenge; including the materials needed. There is also an engineering and design process recording sheet for groups to use when planning and improving their designs. This a sample of one of the activities in our Family STEM/ STEAM Night Package.

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.


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