STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges

STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges
STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges
STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges
STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges
STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges
STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges
STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges
STEM Challenges for the Whole Year Bundle - 60 Challenges
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Perfect for getting you started in STEM with plenty of challenges to last all year long! This collection of kid-tested STEM Challenges for elementary students is jam-packed full of so many projects- 60 to be exact. This is all you will need for an entire school year! You have challenges of many ability levels, editable forms to adapt to your needs, and a vast array of topics from which to choose!

This package is a combination of TWENTY STEM 3-pack bundles. Each is described briefly below. Click on any of the Bundle titles to read more about the individual challenges. Also, be sure to check individual listings for more detailed previews and product descriptions. The 20 three-packs can be purchased individually and the 60 singles are also available separately.

★ Yes, this is an investment, but you are receiving so much more than just pages of ideas and worksheets. I have tested every challenge and included my notes about what worked or did not work. I want you to be successful and I want your students to be totally engaged in these amazing projects. I have also included a sample Planning Guide that will help walk you through a logical progression of the challenges and be able to complete all in one school year.

For each package you will receive: a detailed lesson guide that provides a materials list and step-by-step procedures to follow; 1-4 pages of Helpful Hints; lab sheets; pages of extension activities for some of the challenges; sample answer sheets from students; and 1-4 pages of photos to help in your use of the challenges; a scoring rubric. Also, each challenge has an editable file containing forms that you can tweak as needed. Check the individual product descriptions and previews for more information.

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BRIDGES This is a best seller all about bridges. This trio includes: Bridges with Index Cards, Bridges with Marshmallows, and Bridges with Straws and Toothpicks.

TOWERS This set will have your students building towers using different supplies. This trio includes: Build a Tower with Spaghetti, Build a Tower with Toothpicks, and Build a Tower with Index Cards.

BUILDING FUN Students will use supplies to build three different items. This trio includes: Build a Car, Building Boats, and Build a Marble Maze.

VOLUME Students will explore and learn about volume with design challenges. This trio includes: Exploring with Popcorn, Exploring with Scoops, and Exploring with Containers.

FUN Students will investigate with designs purely for fun! This trio includes: Bubbles, Chromatography, and Catapults.

PLATFORMS Students will learn about platforms a design three using different supplies. This trio includes: Platforms using Newspaper, Platforms Using Straws, and Platforms Using Craft Sticks.

MATH SKILLS Students will explore perimeter, area, mean, median, and mode. This trio includes: Finding Mean, Median, and Mode, Exploring with Perimeter and Area, and Using Perimeter and Area.

BALLOONS Students will design and build three different items using balloons as a method of propulsion. This trio includes: Balloon Cars, Balloon Rockets, and

Balloon Carousels.

EGG DROPS Students build towers, parachutes, and Dropping Rides using an egg as the passenger! This trio includes: Design an Amusement Park Ride, Build an Egg Tower, and Egg Parachutes.

TOWER BUILDING Students build towers using only 2 supplies and only a quantity of a dozen of each! This explores just how creative students can be in using the limited supplies. This trio includes: Foil Towers, Card Towers, and Straw Towers.

SAME SUPPLIES TWO TASKS Students work in partner groups. Each group uses the same supplies but the pairs design two different structures. The final part of the task joins the two structures together. This trio includes: Bridges and Towers, Launchers and Targets, and Rescue Devices.

REAL LIFE MODELS Students research and learn about wire bridges of Nepal, pipelines in Panama, and backyard zip lines and then build models of each. Tasks include improving designs, keeping a cost sheet, and intense collaboration. This trio includes: Pipelines, Zip Lines, and Gliding Bridges.

STRAWS 1 Students use an easy supply: Straws! Challenges are to build a tower with a suspended bucket, a geodesic dome, and a paper flyer. Tasks include experimenting and then designing, research, and lots of trial and error! This trio includes: Bucket Towers, Hoop Flyers, and Geodesic Domes.

EXPERIMENT AND DESIGN Students first complete experiments and then use the test data to help make decisions about the design portion of the tasks. This trio includes: Bungee Jumping, Building Ramps, and Build a Flood Barrier.

TOWERS SET 2 Students build towers that must each hold something aloft. Each challenge also has an added twist to make it exciting! In one all supplies must be used. Another requires two teams to join their structures. The third has a budgeting feature! This trio includes: Tennis Ball Towers, Satellite Dish Towers, and Water Towers.

RESCUES Students use scenarios all involving rescues and they build devices to help a fallen person, to help deliver goods by dropping them from an airplane, and to help a food delivery cross a chasm. This trio includes: Cargo Drops, Crossing a Chasm, and Design a Cranking Device.

NEWTON’S LAWS OF MOTION Students design and build devices to demonstrate Newton’s 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion. This trio includes: Bottle Cars, Egg Cars, and Newton’s Cradles.

STEM AND TASK CARDS Students complete eight math task cards (or a math worksheet) and “earn” materials based on their answers. Then they build based on those materials! Hopefully, their math answers were correct! This trio includes: Building Towers, Building Boats, and Building Bridges.

STRAWS 2 Students use straws as a main building material. These are easy to prep tasks that can be used for STEM Fridays, sub days, or just when you need a fabulous problem-solving activity. This trio includes: Bridges with Straws, Simple Egg Drops, and Suspended Cup Towers!

REAL LIFE BUNDLE 2 Students explore fun and engaging real-life challenges! This trio includes: Hammocks, Suspension Bridges, and Sailboats!With some research students will choose what style of a bridge to build. For the hammocks, students will test them for how much weight they hold. For sailboats, get ready to sail!

If you need a Materials List, click right here:

Materials Lists

If you need to compare LARGE Bundles, click right here:

Choosing a Large STEM Bundle- Which One is Right for You?

★This bundle has reached its final size. Occasional updates may occur to the contents, but I do not have plans to add new challenges.

Take a look at what a money-saving bundle this is:

• Individually purchased, the 60 STEM Challenges would be $180.00.

• All twenty of the three-challenge bundles would be $140.00.

• This Mega Pack’s price is definitely terrific!


Still undecided about this bundle? Try one of the STEM Challenges listed below to see what you think! Don’t be surprised when you are hooked on these amazing community building, collaborative projects! Then come back and save some money on this bundle!

STEM Challenge Build a Candy Box

STEM Challenge Build a Water Pipeline

Build a Water Slide

NOTE: The challenges listed above are available in a STEM by the Month bundle.

You can also try this free challenge:

Mystery Build FREEBIE


Are you looking for something smaller? Here are some more money-saving STEM bundles!

STEM Challenges for the Year Seasonal Bundle

This bundle has completely different challenges than the Mega Bundle! Some of the challenges in this one are related to holidays.

STEM Bundle for 3rd Grade

STEM Bundle for 4th Grade

STEM Bundle for 5th Grade

These three bundles are grade related. Each contains different challenges. These are mixtures of the Mega Bundle and the Seasonal Bundle. Each contains 21 challenges.


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