Summer STEM Challenge 5-in-1 Bundle

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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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It can be so difficult to keep kids engaged in the last weeks of the school year. Summer STEM challenges are here to the rescue!

The basic premise:
Students work in partners or groups against criteria & constraints lists to design and build Summer themed objects. Modification suggestions are included to make these challenges engaging and productive for students in grades 2 - 8.

This bundle saves you 20% off the cost of buying each challenge separately. What a bargain! ☺

There are five STEM design challenge events included in this bundle:

Summer: Keep it Cool – Make it Melt

Summer: Drippin’ Dash

Summer: Amphibious Phone

Summer: Wicked-Fast Water Slide

Summer: Pick & Pack

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NOTE: You can save even more by purchasing this bundle as part of the STEM CHALLENGE YEAR-ROUND MEGA-BUNDLE!!!
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Multiple iterations are recommended to get the most student benefit, but these can also be treated as one-off activities.

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Benefits of STEM Design Challenges:

- Focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and application of learning
- High levels of student engagement
- The potential to hit upon all NGSS ETS standards depending on the depth and number of iterations you choose to implement in your classroom (modifications included)
- Highly flexible and differentiated for materials, timing, grade levels, and rigor.

Each design iteration should be planned for approximately 60 – 90 min. Again, I recommend working on STEM Design Challenges in multiple iterations to get the full value.

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Materials you’ll need to do the activity are easily modified. Materials lists can be found in the product descriptions for each individual challenge linked above.
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Product includes:


• Overall STEM Challenge Tips

- Suggestions on timing and whether or not to treat these challenges as competitions
- What to say (and what not to say) during STEM Challenges
- 5-event Data Tracker handout


Plus, each challenge comes with:

• NGSS aligned standards, Grades 2 – 8

• Teacher Tips

- Materials and timing
- Criteria & Constraints (including modifications to increase difficulty for older students)
- Measuring results
- Post-design extension activities list

Student Handouts
- Criteria and Constraints list (editable version provided)
- Results and Design/Data Analysis
- Discussion Questions

Extension templates
- Process Flow Map
- Math Extension
- And other challenge-specific extras (see each product description page for details)

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Note: If you have purchased some of my non-holiday STEM challenges, these take a lighter – though not necessarily light – approach.

The downloadable preview shows the bonus pages included with the bundle. To see what is included with each challenge, click on the challenge link above and download the preview from that product page. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!
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130
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Summer STEM Challenge 5-in-1 Bundle
Summer STEM Challenge 5-in-1 Bundle
Summer STEM Challenge 5-in-1 Bundle
Summer STEM Challenge 5-in-1 Bundle