STEM Challenge Pipeline Prototypes

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I used this to teach my students about prototypes and they loved it. I referred back to this task all year .
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This is a fantastic challenge to build a pipeline model! This challenge has a great back story and the best part is that it only uses two materials -two that you already have! Share the scenario with your students and enjoy the problem-solving that presents itself in this real-life STEM event to build a prototype for a pipeline.

Note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles.

What is the challenge?

Challenge your students to build a pipeline model after learning a little about where and how pipelines are used. You can opt to have students complete research into a specific country’s use of water pipelines and how they are constructed before having them try building one themselves. You can also opt to complete the challenge without extra research.

What is your prep?

Supplies needed in addition to this package include: Paper, tape, and scissors.

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover
  • Teacher Background
  • Materials and Preparation page
  • 2 pages of Teacher Step-by-Step Directions
  • Extra Information page
  • 2 pages of Helpful Hints
  • 3 pages of photos
  • Listing of task constraints
  • 3-page lab sheet with answer key
  • 1-page lab sheet with sample answers
  • an extra lab sheet for an additional option
  • scoring rubric
  • All forms are provided in an editable format.

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