STEM Engineering: 4 Activities {Middle School} Bundle

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    1. Great for End of the Year STEM activities!! See further down in this description for distance learning suggestions.My Biggest Bundle yet! 36 fun and engaging STEM Activity Challenges—one for each week of the school year!!This Middle School STEM bundle (Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th) contains fun activiti
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    STEM Middle School Engineering Project for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

    ******PLEASE NOTE: This product is very similar to the 3-5th grade version. Please don't buy both. Feel free to email me, sciencedemoguy@gmail.com with any questions. Thanks!

    In this S.T.E.M. lab bundle, students will work in groups to design and create towers and bridges. Your students will be engaged in the problem solving process as they trouble shoot and improve their projects!

    This bundle includes the following Activity Challenges:

    1. Straw Bridges

    2. Index Card Towers

    3. Popsicle Stick Bridges

    4. Gum Drop Towers

    ****These STEM lesson plans are in an EDITABLE PDF file!! You can make changes to the text in Adobe Acrobat Reader! This is a free program, you can download it here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

    You can customize the text in the Worksheets, Grading Rubrics, Materials Lists and Teacher Instructions to suit your class!

    These activities are also available in a larger bundle!!! Click on the link below to check out my "STEM for the Whole Year" bundle!!

    STEM for the Whole Year, 36 Pack (save 45%)

    This STEM Activity Challenge includes teacher instructions, student instructions (worksheet), grading rubrics, a demonstration video for the teacher, a materials needed sheet, and the related NGSS standards!

    In the teacher demonstration video, I give you an overview of the activity challenge, talk about the materials involved and where to get them, demonstrate how to set up the challenge for the students, and discuss the science involved. Teachers have found these videos to be very helpful by showing them step-by-step how to run the activity and giving them a better understanding of the science behind it.

    This activity will challenge students to work together in groups to complete the given task. These activities are fun, engaging, and the students will learn science in the process. Group work and problem solving are at the heart of these challenges.

    Each activity challenge will end with a real-world research question, video, or activity. It is usually an extension of what the students just discovered and learned. The students will be involved, excited, and looking forward to future activity challenges in your classroom.

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    9 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    45 minutes
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    Standards

    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    NGSSMS-ETS1-3
    Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
    NGSSMS-ETS1-1
    Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
    NGSSMS-ETS1-4
    Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
    NGSSMS-ETS1-2
    Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

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