STEM Hoop Flyers Challenge

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Another great STEM experiment and building challenge with the easiest of supplies: Straws! This challenge is to create the ultimate hoop flyer. Students will experiment with changing the variables of a standard hoop flyer and then choose which components to use in the ultimate design. The easy materials make this a fabulous STEM choice.

Note: This challenge can be purchased in money-saving bundles!

Students will be challenged to consider which variables to include in the final ultimate hoop flyer. Will they choose everything or only the best possibilities? After testing as many variations of the original plane as time allows students use their recorded data to make decisions on a design. They will have a chance to improve the model they eventually build and learn from their mistakes!

★ You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes straws, paper, tape, scissors, and rulers. Two sizes of straws are needed and many types of paper (cardstock, copy paper, construction paper).

The package specifically includes:

  • Cover
  • Teacher background
  • Materials and preparation page
  • 6 pages of teacher directions
  • Constraints list
  • 3 pages of photographs
  • Lab sheets
  • Scoring Rubric
  • Terms of Use page
  • This challenge also includes an editable file! The editable file contains the lab sheets, constraints page, and scoring rubric.
  • Sample student answer sheets are not included, but samples from student work are included in the teacher direction pages.
  • The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 2-3 class sessions to complete.

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