This is a great STEM project for team building and class building! My students complete this activity during our very first days of school during our science block. The entire grade-level completes the challenge and classes are designated as winners in two categories.
In my classroom, we do A LOT of cooperative learning and this is a fun and engaging way to get them started!
This Straw Tower STEM Challenge includes:
Student Planning page
Student Building Reflection page
Student Post-Challenge Reflection page
This project can be easily adapted for a classroom-only challenge and for different grade levels.