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Easily integrate STEM Challenges in your Classroom!
Get your students pumped up for St. Patrick's Day! In this STEM Challenge, students help a leprechaun design, build, and test an amazing tower to hold the Leprechaun's pot of gold!
Takes your students through the STEM Process!
Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas for creating a tower. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
This activity is an excellent STEM center or as a whole classroom experience. It aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM Teachers, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!
What teachers are saying about Leprechaun Tower STEM Challenge:
"This was a great resource for teaching a grade 1 to 6 Super Saturday center right around St. Patrick's Day Weekend. Easy to gather supplies with ready made instructions made for some super engaged kiddos on a weekend!" - Heather T.
"I used this lesson with my firsties while I was being observed by a STEM coach from Discovery Ed. It worked out great! They struggled for a while but learned the value of reflecting and improving their designs. Thank you!"
"This activity made my kids think! It was a little harder than the activities we've done before, which was great for them! Thanks" - Rebecca S.
"Little engineers! My kiddos loved this STEM activity. They could be creative and the activity guide kept the project structured and on track. Thanks!" - Brittany B.
"We did this activity last week and my students had a blast! They loved it and were very creative with their thinking! Thank you!" - Laura H.
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ALIGNS TO NGSS
K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how
the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given
K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on
how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the
3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.