Get ready to engineer some creepy crawly insects!
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 insects!
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 the spring or fall or during an insect unit. I store everything in a dollar store gift bag or plastic tub!
These activities are great to use during an insect unit. 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 six challenges included in this pack:
Ant Strength Challenge
Bug’s Eye View Challenge
Honey Bee Hive Challenge
Build a Bug Challenge
Bug House Construction Challenge
Build a Bug Catcher Challenge
These STEM engineering and design challenges will help your students showcase their engineering skills! These challenges have quite a WOW factor and insects are a topic that gets all kids excited, especially since they are somewhat familiar with them! There are challenges for individual students and for small groups included in the pack!