STEM Paper Plate Mazes Easy Prep Challenge

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Do your students love mazes? Mine sure do! We have built many versions and this Quick Challenge Plate Maze was new and intriguing format! Your students will enjoy creating this maze design and you will love the easy prep and hands-on problem solving.

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What is the challenge?

Students use the materials to design and test a maze. The maze is small - the size of a paper plate!

What is your prep?

Materials needed for this easy-prep STEM Challenge include heavyweight paper plates, straws (pieces work great), copy paper or scrap paper, and clear tape.

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover sheet
  • Teacher Background
  • 3 pages of Teacher Directions
  • Set of Criteria cards for students (in 2 versions)
  • Lab Sheet with answer samples
  • 3 pages of photos
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use
  • All forms are provided in an editable format!

Simple teacher procedures and tons of tips are included. Just talk about the criteria of the task, and let them get busy planning, designing, collaborating, and learning!

I know you are going to love this Quick Challenge! This challenge was tested with 3rd and 4th graders! Younger students may be able to complete the maze, but the lab sheets will be too difficult.

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