These 10 STEM challenges will motivate your students to come up with innovative and creative solutions as they are increasing their science and math skills:
► "Egg Drop"
► "Deliver a Message"
► "Bird Beak"
► "Floating Pennies"
► "Cross the River"
► "Marshmallow Tower"
► "Marble Roller Coaster"
► "Newspaper House"
► "Magnet Fish"
► "Pom Pom Launcher"
All of the activities in this packet follow a 5-step process:
This is the part of the lesson where the teacher defines the challenge and the students begin to brainstorm solutions. There are no right or wrong answers during this part of the lesson.
Students work together (usually with a partner or in a small group) to come up with a potential solution for the challenge.
This is the building stage!
The students test their designs to see if they have solved the problem, and met the challenge.
The students critique their designs and think about what they might change.
These challenges are most appropriate for grades K-2, but can be used with preschool children with the support of an adult.
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