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STEM Engineering Design Challenge - Transport Device

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2nd - 6th, Homeschool
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STEM challenge / engineering challenge #1: I am so excited to share my first (of many) Engineering Design Challenges! This STEM activity provides a great introduction to the Engineering Design Process. I will be designing these challenges to use common items you likely already have in your classroom or can easily obtain. Materials needed for this challenge: paper, tape, string or yarn, paper towel rolls, etc. The materials are ultimately up to you; use what you have! This activity is appropriate for grades 2 and up; increase difficulty by placing limits on the design constraints (materials, size, etc.).

What's Included:

Intro to Engineering for Elementary Students (teacher guide to facilitate the discussion)

Detailed preparation suggestions to plan for before, during, and after the challenge (1 page)

Warm-up Activity (1 page)

Engineering Design Challenge Book (10 pages, takes you through each phase of the EDP)

Engineering Design Challenge Worksheets (2 pages, same as booklet but for upper grades or to save paper print front/back)

Follow-up Activity (1 page)

Performance Rubric (1 page)

Junior Engineer Certificates of Completion (color and black and white both included)

View samples of transport devices (for pencils and books) in this blog post.

If you purchase this product (or already have), and wish to purchase more engineering design challenges, please visit the ADD ON PACKS. You will save money by purchasing the add on packs! I have done this in lieu of creating bundles so that you can choose the challenges you wish to do with your class. Stay tuned for more engineering design challenges soon!

Please Note: You do not have to purchase these engineering design challenges in order. They are all self-contained. If you purchase this one first, you can purchase any of the other add on packs (see below) for more challenges!

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Engineering Design Process Posters

Engineering Disciplines Posters

Engineering Posters BUNDLE

STEM Activities - 10 STEM Challenges

STEM Challenges Classroom Pack (STEAM)

Engineering Design Challenges (initial purchase)

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Power Transmission Tower

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #5 - Design a Fidget Spinner

Engineering Design Challenges BUNDLE

Engineering Design Challenge ADD ON PACKS (subsequent purchase)

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device ADD ON PACK

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Transmission Tower ADD ON PACK

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope ADD ON PACK

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship ADD ON PACK


Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.

Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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