Stem Activities, Stem Math, Stem Challenges, Stem Math Challenges, 3d Shapes

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Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
Resource Type
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9 pages


This FREE STEM resource involves students building 3D shapes and testing the strength by stacking books on top of each shape. STEM challenges are a great way to get students to think critically while providing an engaging hands on activity.

The students will construct 3D shapes and test their strength by stacking books on top of each shape.

The only materials needed for this challenge is 3 pieces of 12X12 card stock paper and 1 yard of masking tape for each group.

Challenge Resource Includes:
● Challenge Descriptions
● Material List
● Requirements/Constraints
● Engineering/Designing Thought Process {Lab Sheets}
● Graphs

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You may also like my other monthly STEM Challenges:
October STEM Challenges
December STEM Challenges
February STEM Challenges
March STEM Challenges
April STEM Challenges


Be sure to check out these other items from my shop:
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Basic Addition Math Printables
Math Palooza - Multi Step Word Problems 2 and 3 Digit Addition/Subtraction Problems
Math Palooza - Multi Step Word Problems Multiplication - 1 by 1 and 1 by 2 Digit
Fluency for Advanced Readers


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Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.


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