STEM Quick Challenge Bundle

STEM Quick Challenge Bundle
STEM Quick Challenge Bundle
STEM Quick Challenge Bundle
STEM Quick Challenge Bundle
STEM Quick Challenge Bundle
STEM Quick Challenge Bundle
STEM Quick Challenge Bundle
STEM Quick Challenge Bundle
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STEM Quick Challenges: Can you use a few supplies and build a structure? These challenges are quick, easy prep, easy materials, great fun, and can be used on the spur of the moment! This is a money-saving bundle of Eleven Quick Challenges!

These challenges feature the task of using given supplies to design and build. Specific criteria for each task is given to students along with a box of supplies. Stand back and watch them construct! Students record their thinking on lab sheets or a folding graphic organizer- both of which can be used with your Science Interactive Notebooks.

Detailed instructions are not included, although you will find that in STEM Challenges and STEM Activities from Teachers are Terrific! Rather, this exploration is just that- an exploration time with limited supplies and spectacular results! Your students will love the freedom of a quick challenge as they get right to work and learn as they go!
How many ways can this Quick Challenge be used? Here are a few:
• Time fillers for Multiple Classes
• Substitute Days- Easy prep and easy direction for your sub
• TAG Classes
• First-time use of a STEM Idea! What a great way to get started!
• Early Finishers! Just give them a prepared box!
• Homework!
• Science Night or Parent Open House
• Class Rewards
• Enrichment Activity
• After School Science Clubs

The Specific Quick Challenges in this bundle include:
Design a Container Students build a hingeing container that has a fastener to hold it closed. Supplies needed in addition to this package include cardstock or heavyweight paper, straws, coffee stir sticks, pipe cleaners, clear tape, pennies, hole punchers, and a container for each group’s supplies. Of course, substitutions can be made for any of these!

Pom-Pom Blasters Students build a device that will propel pom-poms. Supplies needed in addition to this package include Pompoms, Tape, Straws, Craft sticks, Rubber bands, Paper clips, Index cards, Styrofoam cups, and a Container for each group’s supplies.

Spoon Tower Students build a tower with the constraint of having a plastic spoon atop the building. Supplies needed in addition to this package include paper or Styrofoam cups, straws, plastic spoons, construction paper, masking tape, and a Container for each group’s supplies.

Robot Man Students use materials to build a model of a robot that has a specific purpose of their choice. Supplies needed in addition to this package include Cardboard tubes, index cards, metal washers, pipe cleaners, aluminum foil, straws, rubber bands, masking tape, and a Container for each group’s supplies.

Parachutes Students use materials to build a parachute that will safely land a toy figure. Supplies needed in addition to this package include plastic bags or tissue paper, string, clear tape, rubber bands, paper clips, toy figures, and a container for each group’s supplies.

Mechanical Hand Students use the materials to build a movable model of a mechanical hand. Supplies needed in addition to this package include plastic disposable gloves, pipe cleaners, rubber bands, tissue, string, and a Container for each group’s supplies.

Straw Maze Students use materials to make a maze of straws through which a marble can roll. Supplies needed in addition to this package include boxes or sturdy cardboard for the maze base, marbles, clear tape, and a Container for each group’s supplies.

Halloween Spider Cages Students use materials to build a spider cage for 10 plastic spiders. They must also satisfy a few more rules to keep those spiders happy! This one uses plastic spiders, cardstock, construction paper, pipe cleaners, and tape.

Shark Traps Students use materials to make a shark trap that will capture a shark safely. This one uses cardboard or foam board, straws, craft sticks, coffee filters, and tape.

Volcanoes Students use materials to build a volcano model and test it with a chemical reaction. This one uses tissue paper, cardboard tubes, construction paper, foil, baking soda, vinegar, and tape.

Platform Towers In this challenge there are six teams. Each team begins with a bin of materials and a set of task cards. Every team completes task 1 with a 4-5 minute time limit. Then they rotate! That’s right, they all move to the next table. Then every team completes task 2 on the structure that was started by a different team. After 4-5 minutes, they rotate again. Every team completes task 3 on the structure that has now had two different teams working on it. This continues through 6 rotations.

Each package specifically contains: Cover sheet, Teacher Background, 2 pages of Teacher Directions, Set of Criteria cards for students (with and without background color), Lab Sheet, Folding Graphic Organizer page, 1-2 pages of Photos, a Scoring Rubric, and a Terms of Use page. And, best of all, the forms are editable! Specific Teacher Procedures are not included. Just talk about the Criteria of the task, give students their supply boxes, and let them get busy planning, designing, collaborating, and learning!

Note: Each of these challenges may be purchased separately. Just click on the titles within this product description!

Also note! This is not a growing bundle, but I do occasionally add to it! The price is increased each time. Grab it now and all future updates will be at no cost to you!
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You might also enjoy these challenges:
Designing with Dozens: Card Towers
Designing with Dozens: Foil Towers
Bucket Towers
Straw Hoop Flyers
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