STEM Spider Cage Easy Prep Challenge

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Perfect for your study of spiders! It’s an easy prep STEM Challenge featuring arachnids. Students will totally think the spiders are real and you will have a little fun “tricking” them. They will have a blast making a cage for those spiders! Even though this challenge is great for Halloween it can be used any time of year!

Note: This challenge is available as part of money-saving bundles!

What is the challenge?

This challenge features the task of building a cage to hold a certain number of plastic spiders. Students must build the cage with some very specific requirements and keep those spiders happy. The scenario of the challenge is to transfer some spiders, safely, to a new location. Students must build a container that will hold the spiders comfortably and the container must have a viewing window so the spiders can be monitored.

A teacher's guide is included. The Engineering Design Process is listed step-by-step, along with tips from my experience in using this challenge. Your students will love the challenge!

What is your prep?

Supplies needed in addition to this package include Plastic spiders, Card stock paper, Construction paper strips, Pipe cleaners, Masking tape, Clear tape (optional), and Plastic pieces (we used laminating film).nge and you will love the easy prep!

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover sheet
  • Teacher Background
  • 3 pages of Teacher Directions
  • Set of Criteria cards for students (with and without background color)
  • Lab Sheet
  • 2 pages of Photos
  • Scoring rubric,
  • Terms of Use page
  • And all forms are provided in an editable format!
  • Specific Teacher Procedures are not included. Just talk about the Criteria of the task, give students their materials bins, and let them get busy planning, designing, collaborating, and learning!

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