STEM Challenges Classroom Pack - STEAM

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1st - 5th
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STEM activities you can easily set up in your classroom! Are you looking to incorporate more STEM learning? I have created this resource to get you started. These are wonderful for team-building and can be used with a wide grade range - use at a STEM center, makerspace, or for early finishers.

ALL resources come in both STEM and STEAM labels as well as images appropriate for both primary and secondary classrooms. These can also be used as ice breakers / team building activities for your colleagues!

Contents (links are to individual resources, which you may purchase separately if you don't need all the files in this bundle)

For the Teacher

  • Recommended Materials
  • Photos of STEM challenge designs
  • Tips for success

STEM Bulletin Board / Wall Posters Display

  • Posters for each letter in STEAM
  • The 4 Cs Posters
  • Posters for your door

STEM Journal Pages: can be used with any STEM challenge.

  • Standard Journal (8 pages)
  • Paper Saver Journal (2 pages)
  • Interactive Notebook / Lapbook Version (6 pages)

STEM Sticks: in both "stick" format AND task card format!

  • STEM Challenge Station poster
  • 50 standard STEM challenge prompts
  • 10 "Einstein" challenges (more difficult)
  • Recording Sheet
  • Letter to parents & caregivers requesting materials


Will I need to spend a lot of money on supplies?

You don't need a lot of expensive materials to get started! Please view the preview to get a better idea of everything you'll need. You probably have most of the supplies in your classroom already, or in your recycle bin!

I've never done STEM challenges before. What can I expect?

I've got you covered! There are notes and photos in the pack, and I have written several blog posts to get you started, two of which you can find here and here. The journal pages lead you through the engineering design process step by step.

How can I differentiate STEM challenges in my classroom? I teach various grade levels.

The easiest way to differentiate STEM design challenges is by varying the available materials. For example, for a tower challenge:

Easy to more difficult materials:

  • Easy==> building blocks or bricks, or plastic cups
  • Harder ==> spaghetti and marshmallows, or only pipe cleaners
  • Expert ==> straws and paperclips (insert doubled-up paperclips into ends of straws to connect them), or only paper & tape

*You can also use these ideas as stations for your students to progress through all building challenges.

I don't have time to do this as a group activity in my classroom. Can I still use this resource?

Yes! With STEM sticks, you can set up an independent learning center for your early finishers or when you do stations. Provide the materials, STEM sticks, and recording sheets, and the students can work on these challenges independently, either alone or in small teams. Keep your materials in STEM bins so that you can easily rotate through them!

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Engineering Design Process Posters

Engineering Disciplines Posters

Engineering Posters BUNDLE

STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges

STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges (Set 2)

STEM Challenges Classroom Pack (STEAM)

»»»»»»»»»»ALL STEM Tales ««««««««««

Digital / Paperless STEM

STEM Journal for use with ANY STEM Challenge

Seasonal STEM

Winter STEM

100th Day of School STEM

Engineering Design Challenges (initial purchase)

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Power Transmission Tower

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship

Engineering Design Challenge ADD ON PACKS (subsequent purchase)

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device ADD ON PACK

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Transmission Tower ADD ON PACK

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope ADD ON PACK

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship ADD ON PACK


Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.

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