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STEM Investigations: Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena

STEM Investigations:  Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena
STEM Investigations:  Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena
STEM Investigations:  Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena
STEM Investigations:  Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena
STEM Investigations:  Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena
STEM Investigations:  Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena
STEM Investigations:  Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena
STEM Investigations:  Fix the Failure- The Kemper Arena
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Make STEM real! Provide a real-world investigation that explores the importance of perseverance and learning from failure. Your upper elementary and middle school students will read and answer questions about an actual engineering event that was a failure. They will then add to their comprehension and interest by applying their STEM skills to a related engineering investigation. Each packet includes a reading passage about an engineering historical event, comprehension questions, a vocabulary page, links for additional research, an engineering investigation with student handouts and a teacher guide, inquiry questions, job role cards, a rubric, a reflection page, an engineering design process poster, a poster about perseverance and general STEM teacher notes.

“Fix the Failure – The Kemper Arena” explores roof construction and trusses with an emphasis on materials and structural engineering. After reading about the Kemper Arena engineering failure, students will investigate shapes, trusses and roof construction with a STEM investigation.

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