Students will love this on-trend STEM Challenge & Project Based Learning PBL activity inspired by the popular YouTube water bottle tossing / flipping challenge.
This self-paced, 3 part STEM challenge is print-and-go. Each activity sheet guides students through the project. This activity is iPad optional - students can do the entire challenge without technology if you do not have access.
Students will use the included visual directions, graphic organizers, charts, and activities to determine the best water bottle to use and the best water level to fill it to to have the best chance of landing their toss. Students will also use this information to design the ideal bottle! Also features an option for using a free iPad app to make a slow motion video of the finished toss.
Students will need plastic water bottles - I suggest setting up a collection in the cafeteria for a week or so before doing the challenge to collect & reuse bottles.
★ Part 1 activities: Students will determine which type of bottle works best. Students will compare 4-8 different water bottles, develop a toss technique, collect data and calculate the success rate. (11 pages)
★ Part 2 activities: Students will determine the best water level to fill the bottle from Part 1. Students will vary the water level, collect data and calculate the success rate. (4 pages).
★ Part 3 activities: Students will use the visual step-by-step directions to film a slow motion video on the iPad of their toss using the bottle and water level determined in Parts 1 & 2. (1 page)
★ Sheet for students to use everything they learned to design their ideal water bottle.
★ 2 posters that explain the science behind the challenge.
★ detailed teacher note page with view pure ad-free video links to introduce the challenge.
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