STEM Challenge - Wind Power Car Building

STEM Challenge - Wind Power Car Building
STEM Challenge - Wind Power Car Building
STEM Challenge - Wind Power Car Building
STEM Challenge - Wind Power Car Building
STEM Challenge - Wind Power Car Building
STEM Challenge - Wind Power Car Building
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Wind Power Car Building STEM Challenge

This assignment is geared toward Fifth Grade but can be easily modified for 4th/3rd. It could also be used as a STEM intro for sixth grade.

Can easily be extended to be two class periods/2 days long

Power point that can upload to Google Sheets

13 slides:
*Cover slide
*Credits slide
*STEM challenge directions - 3 slides
*Supplies/criteria
*Background knowledge on wind power
*ARE - "ARE" method review (for defending a design/argument)
*Reminders
*Start/stop
*Investigation questions
*Schema building
*Extension/additional challenge

Main supplies needed - 3 cardboard paper towel rolls, 2 skewers, 6 straws, 6 toothpicks, 5 legos (or something similar), Duct tape, 1 empty water bottle, Ruler to measure (not to use as a building material), 1 scissor (not to use as a building material), Teacher will supply fan

Encourages small group work, defense of a design method, working with constraints, engineering an aerodynamic movable vehicle, trial/error, building creatively to meet standards.

Directly tied to NGSS and their framework such as *Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering), *Developing and using models, *Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering), *Engaging in argument from evidence, *Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
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13 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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