STEM Index Card Tower Challenge

STEM Index Card Tower Challenge
STEM Index Card Tower Challenge
STEM Index Card Tower Challenge
STEM Index Card Tower Challenge
STEM Index Card Tower Challenge
STEM Index Card Tower Challenge
STEM Index Card Tower Challenge
STEM Index Card Tower Challenge
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This STEM Challenge seems like it will be the easiest one ever, but you will be surprised! It is challenging and it gives your students such a fantastic opportunity to think through the problems and solve them. The best part is that your prep includes one basic material and the kids take over from there. Just stand back and watch them brainstorm and build incredibly tall towers. They will groan when the tower falls and then dive right back in and build it again. Be ready for cheering when it works!

Please note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!
STEM Challenge- A Bundle of STEM Activities about Towers Set 1
STEM Challenges Best Seller Bundle #1
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Towers

The STEM designs and activities require some preparation, but I have provided you with a materials page and prep page to help! Along with that information, you will find step-by-step teacher directions, helpful hints, and ways to extend this challenge for another day.

This STEM activity will have your students designing and constructing a tower made with two supplies. They will have to work together and revise constantly. Their initial thinking will be challenged as they see their efforts collapse (literally) and then they will go back to the drawing board.

The lesson guide provides a materials list and then step-by-step procedures to follow to make this a great experience. A page of Helpful Hints gives ideas of specific things to think about while using this package. Two versions of lab sheets are provided (one with sample student answers). A page of photos will guide the use of the package. A page of Extensions gives ideas of continuing the activity as a whole class or in your science/math centers.

★Materials needed in addition to this package include index cards, masking tape, and scissors.

The package specifically contains: Cover, Teacher Background page, Materials and Preparation page, 2 pages of Step-by-Step Procedures, Extensions page, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, 2 versions of Lab sheets with sample student answers, 2 pages of Photos, and Credits pages. Pages have also been added to use this challenge at Christmas Time with a Santa Tower! The Page count listed includes everything.

PLEASE NOTE: This challenge pack contains a bonus lesson! Check the preview to see the Santa Tower Challenge. It is an index card tower challenge with something added to the top. This is perfect for use at Christmas time! at Christmas time. Directions, helpful hints, constraints, lab sheet, and photos of the Santa Tower are all now included with this package. And there is more! The challenge now includes a scoring rubric and editable forms. Check the preview!

This activity can be completed as a stand-alone challenge. OR it can be used with two additional packages (STEM Challenges about Towers) also available in my store:
STEM Challenge Build a Tower with Toothpicks
STEM Challenge Build a Tower with Spaghetti

Note: Grab all three tower challenges in a money-saving bundle: :
STEM Challenge- A Bundle of STEM Activities about Building Towers
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Towers

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