This engineering design challenge is perfect for a fun and educational STEM Valentine's Day project! Students will work in teams to design and build a device that uses the power of levers to pick up candy from a distance. This hands-on activity is an engaging design challenge that walks students through the engineering design process and connects math topics to real-world applications. As a student-driven assignment, the purpose of the teacher is to act as a facilitator. You will provide the structure to the project, but students will take an active role in designing and building their Candy Grabbers. Our students have loved this activity, and we know yours will too!
Included in this product:
- Detailed teachers guide with links to resources
- Grading Rubric
- Handout teaching the concept of levers
- Student handouts to guide them through the design process
- Student recording sheet for each step of the process
- Math connection problems including areas, percentages, and graphing (With an answer key) in both customary and metric units
-Related STEM career connection
About STEM Challenges:
STEM challenges are an engaging way to incorporate the engineering design process into your classroom or afterschool program! These hands-on activities allow students to work in teams, apply the engineering design process, and connect science topics to real-world applications. The teacher will provide the structure to the project, but students will take an active role in designing and building their own balloon rocket device.
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