Free STEM Station (STEM Center) Activity: Troll Bridge
A little troll is looking for a way to earn some big cash and he’s decided to build a toll bridge. He needs help from "STEM Man" and your students to design and build a bridge that’s strong enough to hold lots of toll money.
This STEM Activity is also included as the BONUS activity in my Money Saving Bundle!
Your students will be able to use their iPads or tablets to scan QR codes and watch a fun STEM Lab intro video (can also be viewed on a computer). This humorous video clip includes a scenario skit and an explanation of the STEM concepts associated with each activity ... straight from "Professor STEM-plestien's STEM Laboratory"! After watching the video, your students are sent off to solve the challenge using the supplies given. The sky is the limit! You will be amazed when you see what your students come up with!
Included with each STEM Station Project:
• Student Video (cute Intro skit and an explanation of the related STEM concepts)
• STEM Materials List
• Grading Rubric
• Student Worksheet
• Student Planning Sheet
• Labels for a storage box (include the materials list & QR codes to printable materials / video)
• Aligned to NGSS (activity specific standards)
This STEM Station Activity is video guided, student led and open ended
The provided video gives the scenario, explains the STEM Concepts and sends the students off to work. Students can access this video using their tablet and scanning the QR code on their worksheet. It can also be accessed through a link on your materials list and at the bottom of their worksheet using a laptop or desktop computer.
There are instructions for you to set up a “STEM Materials Box” for this activity. Once you put this together, your students can go through the entire activity on their own within a small group. The activity can also be run with the whole class.
After watching the video, your students are sent off to solve the problem using the supplies given. The sky is the limit! It’s amazing to see what kids come up with!
Each activity has a list of the applying NGSS Standards.
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