STEM Engineering Challenges for Autumn or Halloween!
This packet is a discounted combo packet that includes Bobbing for Apples with STEM and STEM the Web: Engineer like a Spider. Although both of these lesson are available individually as well in other larger bundles, we have created a discounted combination package with just these two popular STEM activities.
Bobbing for Apples with STEM
Let’s add a little engineering to the harvest party tradition of bobbing for apples. We can use our STEM skills to engineer 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”.
This lesson was updated on 9-26-2017 and the following items are now 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
STEM a Web: Engineer like a Spider
Can your students engineer like a spider? With yarn, a coat hanger and tape, challenge your class to create a weight-bearing web. Packet includes student pages, teacher notes, group roles, inquiry questions, a rubric and the engineering design process poster.
“My students just loved this! Deceptively challenging!” MizK
Need more ideas for Autumn?
We have a discounted bundle of Halloween STEM activities. A perfect addition to a party!
Engineering Halloween with STEM
Other individual engineering activities available include: Flying Goblins, STEM and a Few Bats, Punkin’ Chuckin’ and Engineering a Haunted House.
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