STEM Engineering Activity Bundle Airplanes, Helicopters, and Rockets!

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Helicopters, Airplanes, and Rockets, Oh My! It’s all about flight and using variables to design!

This is a terrific money saving bundle of three fabulous STEM Activities!

Each activity uses the Engineering Design Process.
In the Ask and Imagine steps students will be introduced to the task, practice using the flyers and explore by changing parts, adding weights, and more. In the Plan and Create steps students will learn about the variables involved. They will test specific variables and keep data tables of their results. The data gathered will inform the entire class of the best combinations to create the best flights.
In the Improve and Present steps students will examine the data gathered and determine how they want to design a final flyer. They will be able to decorate and finally test their creations and present the finals designs to the class.

Each of the three activities will take 3-4 class sessions to complete.

You will need supplies in addition to this package.
For Helicopters you will need:
• Paper- All kinds! Examples: card stock, copy paper, paper plates, construction paper, index cards
• Scissors, tape, rulers, paper clips
• Art supplies: crayons, markers, colored pencils
• Launching area

For Airplanes you will need:
• Paper
• Calculators
• Measuring Tapes

For Rockets you will need:
• Film canisters
• Alka Seltzer tablets-Generic brand works fine
• Safety goggles
• Copy paper, card stock, foam sheets, rubber bands ,scissors, tape
• Water and cups for dispensing
• Paper towels and/or towels

The individual activity packages each contain a half size poster set of the Engineering Design Process. This bundle contains a great FULL SIZE poster set. Vocabulary used for all three packages is included in the form of word wall strips and flashcards. These are provided with colored backgrounds and clip art and in ink saver versions.

Each activity package specifically contains;
Cover sheet; Table of Contents; Materials Needed Page, Overview Page; pattern templates for two sizes of helicopters; folding directions for paper airplanes; Step-by-step procedures and helpful hints for each step of the design process and lessons for each activity; Photos; 3-page Lab Sheet sets; Lab sheet sets with Possible Answers; Constraints of the Task Sheets for Helicopters and Rockets; 3-page scoring rubrics; Vocabulary sheet; Set of Vocabulary Word strips and meaning strips with color and a set in black and white; set of flashcards in color and black and white; Full size Poster set of the Engineering Design Process; 4 versions of Things to Do While Working in Groups Poster; and so many more extras!

Please check the preview to see samples of all the items you will receive! Or click on the links below to see the Product Description of each item.

The individual packages may be purchased separately:
Paper Airplanes
Paper Helicopters
Canister Rockets

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