STEM Challenge Robotic Hand Model Activity

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4th - 6th
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Need a real-life STEM engineering task? How about creating a model of a robotic hand? Have a quick discussion about how the hand works and then design a model. Your students are going to love this!

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

What is the challenge?

This challenge features the task of using given supplies to create a model of a robotic hand. Specific criteria for the task is given to students along with a box of supplies. Stand back and watch them construct! Students record their thinking on lab sheets. Students loved this one and really worked hard to use the supplies well!

Your students will love the freedom of a quick challenge as they get right to work and learn as they go!

This resource now has materials and a teacher's guide that includes three ways to complete this challenge.

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover sheet
  • Teacher Background
  • Materials page
  • 3 pages of teacher directions
  • Criteria cards for students (with and without background color)
  • Lab Sheet
  • 2 pages of Photos
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use
  • Bonus for you- I included all forms in an editable format!

What do you need?

  • Version 1- plastic disposable gloves, pipe cleaners, rubber bands, tissue, and string.
  • Versions 2 & 3 - cardboard OR plastic gloves, string, clear tape, and straws.

You are going to love this challenge! Enjoy!

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