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
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