The STEM Survivor 2-Day Design Challenge will get your students thinking and team-building before or after a long break, back to school time, or for those days before the end of the school year. Plus, this activity incorporates critical thinking, collaboration, drawing, and measurement in addition to scientific engineering skills!
This product presents a scenario to the students where a couple has been stranded on an island and must design a retrieval device out of materials washed up on the beach to pull a raft ashore for rescue. The students are given a materials list of common household items that they may use in the process of developing their prototype. Students complete the STEM Design Steps throughout this process and eventually will test their prototypes, troubleshoot any issues, and redesign to try to yield a better product. Students can compete against each other in a friendly competition to see whose retrieval device prototype will have the highest success rate.
Included in this Package:
• Corresponding SMART Notebook file (22 slides)
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• Student Lab Handout (4 pages in pdf format)
• Detailed Lesson Plan (5 pages in pdf format)
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STEM Survivor 2-Day Design Challenge - SMART Notebook Edition
by Angela Willyerd
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