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STEM Challenge Suspended Cup Towers

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Pages
25 pages
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Description

Are you looking for an STEM activity that has easy prep, easy materials, and will produce amazing problem solving for your students? This challenge will do all that! A minimum of materials is used with a fun, problem-solving dilemma that will have your students scratching their heads as they attempt this project!

Note: This challenge is available in a money-saving bundle!

Straws Bundle 2

In this challenge, students will design and build a tower that has some specific rules about two items- cups! The cups have constraints about their height and how close they can be to one another. One of the main building materials is straws and there are a few other items. This challenge is purely a problem solving one with no particular scenario for the construction task. It’s just a fun one! This would make a perfect challenge for STEM Friday, a reward for your class, an administrator visit to your classroom, or a task to be left with a sub!

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:

• Straws

• Card stock paper

• Foil

• String

• Pipe cleaners

• Styrofoam cups

• Masking tape

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 4 pages of teacher directions, 4 pages of photographs, 1 extra Hints page, 2 lab sheets for student use (an easier version and a more challenging), 2 versions of task constraints (easier and more challenging), a scoring rubric for the task, and a Terms of Use page. Also, all forms are provided in an editable format. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions (1hour) to complete.

You will also love these Straws Challenges:

Bridges with Straws

Simple Egg Drop

Or save money with the Straws 2 bundle!

Straws Bundle 2

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You might also like these STEM Challenges:

Bucket Towers

Straw Hoop Flyers

Geodesic Domes

Straws Bundle 1

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25 pages
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