Do your students love STEM Challenges? This fun game adds a twist to the many STEM Challenge ideas out there. Students will work in teams to create different structures using materials, tools, and constraints determined at random by pulling options from a bag. When time is up, students will use a peer evaluation to vote on the best construction.
Easy to access, inexpensive materials are used in this activity, and the nice thing is you can customize to what you have on hand. Simply use only the cards for materials you have.
*Game Overview: This teacher page explains how the game works.
*Set Up and Preparation: This page details how to get set up for the game.
*Materials Check List: Suggested materials
*Rules of the Game Slide to Display: A colorful slide to display for students
*Game Cards: Materials, tools, constraints and Structure Cards. (Print in color or gray scale)
*Student Activity Sheet: Teams fill this out during the game
*Peer Evaluation Sheet: Students rate other teams structure
The possibilities are endless with this game. Let your students' creativity shine through in this unique game. I've also included editable cards for you to customize for your own needs.