STEM for the Entire Year Bundle 60 Challenges

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    BONUS Planning Guide


    If you are ready for an entire year's worth of STEM Challenges, including back-to-school activities, this set is the perfect choice. This collection of student-tested STEM Challenges for elementary students is jam-packed full of so many projects- 60 to be exact. This is all you will need for an entire school year! You have challenges of many ability levels, editable forms to adapt to your needs, and a vast array of topics from which to choose!

    This package is a combination of TWENTY STEM 3-pack bundles. Each is described briefly below. Click on any of the Bundle titles to read more about the individual challenges. Also, be sure to check individual listings for more detailed previews and product descriptions. The 20 three-packs or the 60 single-packs can be purchased individually.

    This is an investment.

    You are receiving so much more than just pages of ideas and worksheets. I have tested every challenge and included my notes about what worked or did not work. I want you to be successful and I want your students to be totally engaged in these amazing projects.


    I have also included a sample Planning Guide that will help walk you through a logical progression of the challenges and be able to complete all in one school year. The Planning Guide includes a table listing the suggested grade levels, ability levels, prep amounts, and applicable NGSS Standards.

    It is in the details!

    For each challenge, you will receive a detailed teacher's guide. There is no guessing with the challenges. I provide a step-by-step procedure to walk you through the engineering design process and offer tips throughout each guide to help you with problems that might arise. I also include 1-4 pages of more helpful hints in most of the resources. Student lab sheets with sample answers are included. Each challenge is accompanied by one to four pages of photos of actual models built by students. Each challenge includes its own scoring rubric you can opt to use. Also, each challenge has an editable file containing forms that you can tweak as needed. Check the individual product descriptions and previews for more information.

    Take a look at this huge list of challenges contained in this bundle.

    • BRIDGES This is a best seller all about bridges. This trio includes Bridges with Index Cards, Bridges with Marshmallows, and Bridges with Straws and Toothpicks.
    • TOWERS This set will have your students building towers using different supplies. This trio includes: Build a Tower with Spaghetti, Build a Tower with Toothpicks, and Build a Tower with Index Cards.
    • BUILDING FUN Students will use supplies to build three different items. This trio includes: Build a Car, Building Boats, and Build a Marble Maze.
    • VOLUME Students will explore and learn about volume with design challenges. This trio includes: Exploring with Popcorn, Exploring with Scoops, and Exploring with Containers.
    • FUN Students will investigate with designs purely for fun! This trio includes Bubbles, Chromatography, and Catapults.
    • PLATFORMS Students will learn about platforms a design three using different supplies. This trio includes Platforms using Newspaper, Platforms Using Straws, and Platforms Using Craft Sticks.
    • MATH SKILLS Students will explore perimeter, area, mean, median, and mode. This trio includes: Finding Mean, Median, and Mode, Exploring with Perimeter and Area, and Using Perimeter and Area.
    • BALLOONS Students will design and build three different items using balloons as a method of propulsion. This trio includes Balloon Cars, Balloon Rockets, and Balloon Carousels.
    • EGG DROPS Students build towers, parachutes, and Dropping Rides using an egg as the passenger! This trio includes: Design an Amusement Park Ride, Build an Egg Tower, and Egg Parachutes.
    • TOWER BUILDING Students build towers using only 2 supplies and only a quantity of a dozen of each! This explores just how creative students can be in using limited supplies. This trio includes Foil Towers, Card Towers, and Straw Towers.
    • SAME SUPPLIES TWO TASKS Students work in partner groups. Each group uses the same supplies but the two groups build two different structures. The final part of the task joins the two structures together. This trio includes Bridges and Towers, Launchers and Targets, and Rescue Devices.
    • REAL LIFE MODELS Students research and learn about wire bridges of Nepal, pipelines in Panama, and backyard zip lines and then build models of each. Tasks include improving designs, keeping a cost sheet, and intense collaboration. This trio includes Pipelines, Zip Lines, and Gliding Bridges.
    • STRAWS 1 Students use an easy supply: Straws! Challenges are to build a tower with a suspended bucket, a geodesic dome, and a paper flyer. Tasks include experimenting and then designing, research, and lots of trial and error! This trio includes Bucket Towers, Hoop Flyers, and Geodesic Domes.
    • EXPERIMENT AND DESIGN Students first complete experiments and then use the test data to help make decisions about the design portion of the tasks. This trio includes: Bungee Jumping, Building Ramps, and Build a Flood Barrier.
    • TOWERS SET 2 Students build towers that must each hold something aloft. Each challenge also has an added twist to make it exciting! In one all supplies must be used. Another requires two teams to join their structures. The third has a budgeting feature! This trio includes Tennis Ball Towers, Satellite Dish Towers, and Water Towers.
    • RESCUES Students use scenarios all involving rescues and they build devices to help a fallen person, to help deliver goods by dropping them from an airplane, and to help a food delivery cross a chasm. This trio includes: Cargo Drops, Crossing a Chasm, and Design a Cranking Device.
    • NEWTON’S LAWS OF MOTION Students design and build devices to demonstrate Newton’s 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion. This trio includes Bottle Cars, Egg Cars, and Newton’s Cradles.
    • STEM AND TASK CARDS Students complete eight math task cards (or a math worksheet) and “earn” materials based on their answers. Then they build based on those materials! Hopefully, their math answers were correct! This trio includes Building Towers, Building Boats, and Building Bridges.
    • STRAWS 2 Students use straws as the main building material. These are easy to prep tasks that can be used for STEM Fridays, sub days, or just when you need a fabulous problem-solving activity. This trio includes Bridges with Straws, Simple Egg Drops, and Suspended Cup Towers!
    • REAL LIFE BUNDLE 2 Students explore fun and engaging real-life challenges! This trio includes Hammocks, Suspension Bridges, and Sailboats! With some research, students will choose what style of a bridge to build. For the hammocks, students will test them for how much weight they hold. For sailboats, get ready to sail!

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    ★This bundle has reached its final size. Occasional updates may occur to the contents, but I do not have plans to add new challenges.

    Take a look at what a money-saving bundle this is:

    • Individually purchased, the 60 STEM Challenges would be $211.50.
    • Purchasing the 20 3-pack bundles would be $170.00.
    • This Mega Bundle's price is definitely terrific!


    Still undecided about this bundle? Try one of the STEM Challenges listed below to see what you think! Don’t be surprised when you are hooked on these amazing community-building, collaborative projects! Then come back and save some money on this bundle!

    NOTE: The challenges listed above are available in a STEM by the Month bundle.

    You can also try this free challenge:


    Are you looking for something smaller? Here are some more money-saving STEM bundles!

    This bundle has completely different challenges than the Mega Bundle! Some of the challenges in this one are related to holidays.

    These three bundles are grade related. Each contains different challenges. These are mixtures of the Mega Bundle and the Seasonal Bundle. Each contains 21 challenges.


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