STEM Engineering Activity Designing a Cell Phone Silencer

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STEM Activity: Another Company Challenge! This incredible STEM activity will have your students creating a company and product that will silence a cell phone. This includes packaging the product, creating company logos and slogans, testing the product, and creating a commercial to perform. The steps of the Engineering Design Process are followed as students create a Cell Phone Silencer Company!

Specific parts in the activity include:
In the Ask step students will be introduced to the task, brainstorm about how businesses work, brainstorm about the use of logos and slogans, and examine advertisements to determine effective practices.
In the Imagine step students will decide on their company name, logo, and slogan. They will also divide their group into smaller divisions to distribute the work of this experience.
In the Plan and Create steps students will be in smaller groups. One group will be working on advertising posters. One group will be working on the packaging of the product. Another group will be designing the inside of the product container and then testing their invention. This includes testing the silencer box by using a cell phone and calling it!
Finally in the Concluding step students will present their work to the entire class.

Vocabulary pages (18 words) used throughout the study are included in the form of 1 sheet that can be added to student folders. A word wall set has a strip with the word and a second strip with the meaning. A full color word wall set is provided and a black/white set.

The entire experience will take 4-6 class sessions to complete.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. The supplies listed below are suggestions to adjust as you desire. Most of the items are things you probably already have on hand. You can also have students bring in things they find they will need in their individual groups. Supplies may include: Paper (copy, construction, cardstock, poster size); Chart tablets; Art supplies (paper, markers, crayons, rulers, scissors, glue, colored pencils);Boxes (all shapes and sizes- like shoe boxes, packing boxes, gift boxes); aluminum foil, layered foam, cardboard; bubble wrap, packing peanuts, cotton batting, cardboard, and foam; Craft items (craft foam sheets, cotton balls, pom-poms, craft sticks, glitter, etc.); cell phone and land line.

This package specifically contains;
Cover sheet; Table of Contents; Materials Needed Page, Overview Page, Poster set of the Engineering Design Process; 10 pages of step-by-step procedures and helpful hints for each step of the design process and lessons; 2 pages of photos; Sample Company Slogans page; 4-page Lab Sheet set; Constraints of the Task Sheet; Things to Do While Working in Groups sheet; 3-page scoring rubric; 1-page Vocabulary sheet; Set of Vocabulary Word strips and meaning strips with color and a set in black and white.

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STEM Engineering Activity Designing a Cell Phone Silencer
STEM Engineering Activity Designing a Cell Phone Silencer
STEM Engineering Activity Designing a Cell Phone Silencer
STEM Engineering Activity Designing a Cell Phone Silencer