Families and STEM are a great combination to promote creating, tinkering, and problem solving. We have developed a bundle of 12 engineering challenges for each season to send home as school community outreach activities. Each challenge worksheet has two sides: one side for the challenge and enrichment ideas and the other side for planning and reflections. An optional explanation letter for parents is also included for your use. This is a great way to involve your parents in your classroom and build community support for STEM and engineering!
The STEM challenges focus on materials engineering, physical science and structural engineering. They use simple materials and provide an opportunity for an exploration of the engineering design process. The bundle is a 25% savings over purchasing the individual season packets!
Challenge #1 Summer Sounds
Challenge #2 Sneaker Creations
Challenge #3 Sprinkler Fantasy
Challenge #1 Back to Nature House
Challenge #2 Sweet Towers
Challenge #3 A Balancing Act Mobile
Challenge #1 What’s on Your Head?
Challenge #2 Sugar Cube Architecture
Challenge #3 The Family Robot Helper
Challenge #1 Bug Safari
Challenge #2 Get Your Game On
Challenge #3 Chain Reaction Machine
This is a zip file.
*Please note: Our four family packets : Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer are all available individually in our store.
Your students and families might also enjoy STEM Sparks Task Cards – perfect for a Maker Station or an Enrichment Center.
We currently have four different STEM Sparks packets available.
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