STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower

STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower
STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower
STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower
STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower
STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower
STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower
STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower
STEM Challenge Toothpick Tower
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Towers are the best! Kids love to build and stack items to create the tallest possible tower. With this tower challenge, they also have to be diligent in maintaining a solid base and must constantly rethink the task. This is one of our favorites!

Please note: This lesson is available in money-saving bundles!
STEM Kit with Building a Toothpick Tower
STEM Tower 1 Bundle
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Towers

The lesson guide provides a materials list and then step-by-step procedures to follow to make this a great experience. A page of Helpful Hints gives ideas of specific things to think about while using this package. Two versions of lab sheets are provided (one with sample answers from students) and a page of photos will guide the use of the package. A page of Extensions gives ideas of continuing the activity as a whole class or in your science/math centers. And this is just the beginning! A second option provided a Blueprint Version of this challenge using slightly different materials. Teacher directions and hints, a lab sheet, and photos are included. AND, scoring rubrics for both versions are included. These are not editable, however, all the other forms in this package are provided in an editable format!

★ You will need some simple supplies along with this package: toothpicks and modeling clay (Play-doh).

This package specifically includes- The original challenge with a Cover sheet, Background page, Materials and Preparation page, 2 pages of Step-by-Step Teacher Directions, Extensions page, Helpful Hints page, Photos page, Constraints of the Task page, 2 versions of a lab sheet, one answer sheet, and Terms of Use page. The second file contains the blueprint challenge with 4 pages of teacher directions, 2 pages of photos, and a lab sheet. Another file includes rubrics for all versions. And finally, a file contains the editable forms.

This challenge works perfectly with these:
STEM Challenge: Build a Tower with Index Cards
STEM Challenge: Build a Tower with Spaghetti

NOTE: All three tower challenges can be purchased in a money-saving bundle:
STEM Tower 1 Bundle

Toothpick Towers is also found in:
STEM Challenges Best Seller Bundle #2

Or even better -This challenge can be found in a money-saving 6-Pack!
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Towers

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  • My students love to build towers more than anything! They are incredibly competitive in trying to make the best and tallest tower. This set gives you three towers to try and we love all of them. Just how tall will your towers be? Please note: This package contains three lessons. Each may be purchas
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