Get ready to engineer some Inventions and some really Inventive Thinking!
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable with theme topics, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific ones, like inventions!
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I sometimes place these challenges, one per table, and the students rotate around the room in order to complete them. There are no right or wrong answers, many different solutions will work! You could also rotate these challenges through a science center. I plan to complete these as a whole class activity, one-two per week during an invention unit. I store everything in a dollar store gift bag or plastic tub!
These activities are great to use during a invention unit, or as a preparation for completing an Invention Convention. You can use all of them or just pick and choose! The materials required for these challenges are easy to find and inexpensive! There are five challenges included in this pack:
Bouncy Ball Machine Challenge
Pom Pon Launcher Challenge
Pet Feeder Challenge
Musical Instrument Challenge
Build a Toy Challenge
These STEM engineering and design challenges will help your students showcase their engineering skills! These challenges have quite a WOW factor and inventions are a topic that gets all kids excited! There are challenges for individual students and for small groups included in the pack!