STEM Challenge Make a Flashlight

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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21 pages
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Description

STEM challenge: build a flashlight. Students will love engineering their own flashlight out of a craft stick! Students will use their knowledge of circuit electricity, insulative and conductive materials to engineer a small flashlight. Students will identify the criteria and constraints and use design-thinking to build a flashlight.

This STEM Activity includes:

  • Step by Step Directions with photos
  • Reading passage on circuit electricity
  • Follow-up pages
  • CER Form

Students will use their knowledge of circuit electricity, insulative and conductive materials to build a small flashlight. 

You will need simple materials:

  • Craft sticks
  • Copper tape or foil
  • LED lights
  • Coin batteries
  • Metal binder clips

This resource meets the following standards:

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NGSS MS-ETS1-1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions

NGSS MS-ETS1-2.Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

NGSS MS-ETS1-3

Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

NGSS MS-ETS1-4

Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

If you have questions about my resources, please contact me at lywilliams1@gmail.com

This resource is in PDF format and is not editable for copyright reasons. 

These resources are created by Lynda R. Williams at Teaching Science

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Solar Oven

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Balloon Car

Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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Standards

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NGSSMS-ETS1-3
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
NGSSMS-ETS1-1
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSSMS-ETS1-4
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
NGSSMS-ETS1-2
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

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