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STEM Straws Platforms Challenge

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4th - 6th
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It’s time to build another platform in STEM class! Your students are going to love this! This is a teacher pleaser, too, since it only uses two materials and both are things you probably already have! Easy-peasy to set up and it is challenging!

Note: This challenge can be purchased as part of money-saving bundles!

What is the challenge?

This STEM activity will have your students experimenting with ways to join straws together to use as a building support and then designing and building a platform. There are specific rules to follow in the construction of the platform and the final structure will be tested with weight. One added feature of this challenge is having students use a budget for the supplies. Planning is key!

What is your prep?

Materials you will need in addition to this package include: straws and paper clips.

This package specifically contains:

  • Cover Sheet
  • Background
  • Materials and Preparation page
  • 4 pages of Teacher’s Step-by-Step Procedures with helpful hints
  • 3 pages of photos
  • Task Rules page
  • 2 versions of a lab sheet- one with sample student answers
  • Scoring rubric
  • Editable file with all forms.

This Platform challenge works perfectly with these two:

Or try all three Platform Challenges in money-saving bundles!


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