These Spring Engineering challenges are perfect for adding some creative thinking skills into your Spring lessons. The bundle is a $16 value, so you save $6 on the bundle! That is a 40% discount! When solving each challenge presented, students must stick to a budget and use the available supplies. These STEM challenges meets several NGSS standards and encourages critical thinking, budgeting, and engineering skills.
Suggested Plan of Implementation:
Prior Week: Send home the parent letter requesting supplies. Gather needed materials.
Day One – Introduce and discuss the “Let’s Talk About It – slide. Introduce the Problem and the STEM Challenge.
Day Two – Introduce and discuss the budget options. Use the planning page to illustrate or write out the building idea.
Day Three – “Purchase” supplies for the build. Work on budget. Begin the building process.
Day Four – Work on and complete the structure.
Day Five – Test the structure. Complete the Self-Evaluation Page
This is certainly not the only way to use these materials. They are designed to be flexible and be used to best suit each classroom and teacher based on the ability of the learner, time constraints and teacher preference.
Please check out the preview to get a glimpse of everything that is included.
The bundle includes all of these Spring STEM challenges:
Musical Instrument STEM
Living Things STEM: Bird Nest Challenge
For each Spring STEM challenge, you will get:
"The Problem" slide to discuss the problem with the students.
"The Challenge" slide to discuss with students
"Let's Talk About It" slide to discuss and build background knowledge.
Plan for Implementation
Parent Letter requesting supplies
Student Building Plan (2 versions)
STEM Challenge Journal Page (or stand alone printable)
Any needed templates
Budget Spending Page (2 versions for differentiation)
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