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STEM Engineering Challenge for Autumn and Halloween !
Let’s add a little engineering to the harvest party tradition of bobbing for apples. We can use our STEM skills to build devices that keep our faces out of the water. With a tub of water, ten small apples and a bag of easy to find materials for each group, we can have a creative activity that encourages “brain push ups”.
The following items are included :
Bobbing for Apples Informative Text
Bobbing for Apples with STEM Engineering Activity (7 pages)
Engineering Process Poster
Teacher notes (3 pages)
"One of the best design challenges I have purchased. Definitely worth the money. Kids worked in partners. They had a chance to test their designs in the sink with an apple and then redesign if necessary. We did the final test in a large tub of water. Kids are still talking about this challenge two months later. Thank you!” Jasmine
Need some pumpkin activities? We added an awesome packet on 9/20/19!
A Pumpkin Activity Packet for Autumn!
It is pumpkin time and that means pumpkin research, pumpkin writing, pumpkin math, pumpkin task cards, pumpkin engineering ….and a pumpkin latte??? Sorry, the latte you will have to get on your own, but we do have a packet that will provide everything else for your classroom during the fall season.
The packet has activities that can be integrated into math, language arts, science and a maker space. Students will read, research and write a summary, apply their knowledge of simple machines to an engineering challenge, and tackle math problems. All with a fun pumpkin theme!
What is in the packet?
NGSS and Common Core Standards List
Research Questions, websites, and book references
Six Maker Space Pumpkin Task Cards
Pumpkin Math Hands-On Activity and Challenge Problems
Mini Punkin’ Chuckin’ Engineering Challenge Packet ( simple machines connection)
Engineering Design Process Poster
Student Job Cards
Introduction to the Design Process
We also have a discounted bundle with more fun Halloween lessons.
*October and November Theme Bundles are also available.*
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