St. Patrick's Day STEM Activities

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Meredith Anderson - Momgineer
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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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Get ready for a STEM adventure with Larry the leprechaun! Students will decide which challenges Larry should try to earn gold coins on his favorite day of the year. Based on their choices, they will encounter different STEM challenges.

Materials Needed: In addition to "gold coins" (party favor coins work well but you can also use pennies or play money), you can use any materials you have, but I recommend index cards, tape, string, paper and rubber bands. Optional but nice-to have materials are pipe cleaners, building bricks, and various recyclables.


→Instructions and sample images

→12-page story book to guide your students through the engineering design process. The STEMventure storybook will have students complete three STEM challenges. One follow up challenge is also provided.

Possible STEM Challenges include: rainbow, slide, unplugged coding activity (2 options), musical instrument, and bank. The follow-up challenges include a coin launcher as well as a coin flipping device challenge.

→Printable characters

→Gold coin distribution guide (students can earn more for creating more complex designs)


→Certificate of completion

→Cards for optional stations

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STEM Challenges Classroom Pack (STEAM)

»»»»»»»»»»ALL Pick the Path STEMventure Challenges ««««««««««

»»»»»»»»»»ALL STEM Tales ««««««««««

Engineering Design Challenges

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #1 - Design a Transport Device

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #2 - Design a Power Transmission Tower

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #3 - Design a Periscope

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #4 - Design a Cargo Ship

STEM Engineering Design Challenge #5 - Design a Fidget Spinner


Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.

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