STEM at Home Set 1 Projects - Digital

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Are you ready to send STEM Projects to your students at home? I have a treat for you! This set of 5 STEM Challenges is designed with distance learning in mind. Students will access the challenges in Google Drive through your Google Classroom!

The challenges chosen for this set are some of my best-selling STEM resources. I chose projects that use materials students are most likely to have at home. Each of the challenges has 3 student sheets and - here is the best news- the sheets are provided in digital and printable formats.

THE RESOURCE - You will have 4 files.

File 1 - Teacher's Guide

File 2 - Printable STEM at Home

File 3 - Video Links

File 4 - Digital STEM at Home

DIGITAL: To use this set you will add the file to your Google Drive. The teacher's guide has detailed directions if you are new to using this tool.

  • The digital sheets include a link to a short video. Since students will be completing this task without your instruction and discussion, the video will give them some background knowledge.
  • The digital sheets have text boxes that students will type responses on. They may also insert photos of their projects.

PRINTABLE: This set can be printed and used in several ways.

  • Email the pages to your students/parents to be printed.
  • Print the pages and assemble the set in an at-home packet.
  • Use the challenges in your classroom!

What is Included?

Students Sheets

  • three pages for each challenge
  • video links
  • materials list
  • questions for each step of the Engineering Design Process

Teacher's Guide

  • 2-page overview
  • sample answers for one student sheet set
  • detailed instructions for adding to your Google Classroom
  • clickable video links for you to use with the printable set

What are the Challenges?

  1. Building Boats - students experiment with sinking and floating and design a boat that will float and hold weight.
  2. Popcorn Containers- students estimate and experiment filling a flat space with popcorn. Then they design a container that will hold a larger amount of popcorn perfectly. (capacity)
  3. Building Mazes - students experiment with using the flexible part of a straw for turns on the maze path and practice connecting straws together. Then they create a maze.
  4. Pom-Pom Launchers - students learn about Newton's 3rd Law of Motion and then design a launching device.
  5. Index Card Towers - students experiment with building cup towers and then design a tower made of index cards.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE NEEDED? I am listing the suggested materials for each challenge. The instructions on the student pages stress that substitutions may be made. ALL materials do not have to be used. The lists are ideas and things students are likely to have at home.

  • Boats- pan of water (or the sink), straws, tape, plastic wrap, foil, waxed paper, cups
  • Popcorn Containers - popped popcorn, paper, tape
  • Mazes - small ball or marble, straws, tape, box or piece of cardboard
  • Pom-pom Launchers - pom-poms (or cotton balls), tape, straws, craft sticks, straws, rubber bands, cups or cardboard tubes
  • Index Card Towers - index card or sturdy paper, tape is optional

AGAIN, not every item must be used. Example- in building boats students may opt to use a cup and foil, or only foil. For pom-pom launchers, students may use a cardboard tube and rubber bands or a foam cup and craft sticks.

This is a fantastic collection of our favorite STEM Challenges in a simplified format. Your students will love creating these at home or in your classroom.

Each of these challenges is available in a more detailed format:

More Stay at Home STEM Resources!


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