This is a quick and easy way to incorporate STEAM into St. Patrick's Day! In this activity, students use 2-3 connectors (like pipe cleaners or paper clips), 2-3 flat materials (like paper plates or newspaper), and 2-3 stiff materials (like straws or craft sticks) to solve a challenge that leprechauns face! One challenge is creating something to carry gold coins. Another challenge is figuring out a way to keep a beard clean!
There is an easy-to-follow packet that will walk students through the Engineering design process!
Printable posters with Engineering Design steps (Ask-Imagine-Plan-Create-Improve) are included!