STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device

STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
STEM Challenge Design a Cranking Device
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Another Rescue STEM Challenge! This one involves creating a winding or cranking device that will be lowered into a ravine to save a fallen teammate! This one involved some fantastic teamwork!

This challenge may be purchased in a money-saving bundle!

Bundle All About Rescues

In this challenge students will again be rescuing a teammate that has fallen over a cliff. The scenario is that the students must use what they have in their hiking backpacks and what can be found in nature to build a device to wind up the fallen person. There are some strict constraints with this task! The pretend items used from nature are heavy and must be used in specific ways in order for them to work. Students use smaller models of the items- like a dowel stick for a tree branch or paper clips for carabiners! Can they make a cranking device with a handle that will successfully rescue the fallen person? What happens if the rope they have is too short? Can they create a way to make the rope longer?

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

• Dowel Sticks

• Empty tape spools

• Paper clips

• Masking tape

• String

• Small cups

• Straws

• Craft Sticks

• Object to represent the fallen person (like Lego men or ping pong balls)

• Scissors

• Desk or platform to represent the cliff side

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 5 pages of teacher directions, an additional page of hints and extensions, a constraints list in poster form and a smaller version, 4 pages of photographs, lab sheet, and a scoring rubric. In addition, all forms are provided in an editable format. Student answer sheets are not included, but samples from student work are included in the teacher direction pages. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions to complete.

This challenge works great with two more Rescue Challenges:

Cargo Drops

Crossing a Chasm

Or you can save money with the bundle:

Bundle All About Rescues


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