STEM Challenge Design a Paper Easter Basket PRINT and DIGITAL

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12 print, 15 digital
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In this Easter themed STEM challenge, students design and construct a paper Easter basket to hold as many Easter eggs as possible. They'll also learn about the history of basket weaving and the different techniques used to weave baskets. This is a great spring STEM activity! The download includes:

  • teacher directions with discussion questions and extension activities
  • background information about baskets throughout history, how they are made, and their association with the Easter holiday
  • an introduction to the challenge
  • a student response page
  • a scoring rubric
  • a force copy link to a digital Google Slides version

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12 print, 15 digital
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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