Shark Traps STEM Quick Challenge

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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18 pages
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Perfect for Shark Week! It’s a STEM Challenge featuring sharks. Your students will love the freedom of a quick challenge as they get right to work and learn as they go!

Note: This challenge is available as part of a Shark Escape Room! You can save money by purchasing the bundle!

What is the challenge?

Students will design a trap to catch a shark but in a safe and comfortable way. They must have a trap door that opens and closes and a cage that will allow freedom of movement for the shark. They may also design their own shark model!

What is your prep?

Supplies needed in addition to this package include cardboard or foam board, craft sticks, straws, coffee filters, string or yarn, masking tape, and something for the sha

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover sheet
  • Teacher Background
  • 3 pages of Teacher Directions
  • Set of Criteria cards for students (with and without background color)
  • Lab Sheet
  • 3 pages of Photos
  • Scoring rubric
  • Opinion Writing page
  • Terms of Use page
  • And just for you – all forms are provided in an editable format.

A teacher's guide is provided. Just talk about the Criteria of the task, give students their materials bins, and let them get busy planning, designing, collaborating, and learning!

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