Back to school STEM activities for your students to get to know each other. A great Ice Breaker or Team Building challenge.
Combining Science, Engineering and real world Problem Solving
Links to NGSS, Australian Curriculum and NZ Curriculum
A complete set of 6 STEM challenges
Also includes a student challenge booklet
These task cards allow flexibility with the teacher to either grab and go or build further lessons around each challenge.
Students will learn
* how to work with a team
* how to overcome problems
* how to build and design with constraints such as materials and time
* how to modify and evaluate their own designs
* how to reflect on their own learning
Students can earn a STAMP in their STEM CHALLENGE BOOKLET by completing the challenges based on different TEAM BUILDING STEM Activities .
* INCLUDED *
------ 6 STEM CHALLENGE CARDS and a STUDENT CHALLENGE BOOKLET ------
Task Card #1 - Basketball Shoot-out
Task Card #2 - Fill Your Bucket
Task Card #3 - Team Shelter
Task Card #4 - Human Marble Run
Task Card #5 - Team Skiing
Task Card #6 - A-maze-ing
Supplies List (see preview for details of supplies needed).
STUDENT CHALLENGE BOOKLET
* one STAMP for completing the challenge
* one STAMP for completing the reflection questions
- Design Brief
- Design Modification Template
- Design Evaluation Template
- STEM Question Starters
- Teaching Notes
- Photos on completed examples
- NGSS links
- Australian Curriculum Links
- NZ Curriculum Links
Color and greyscale versions
**You can find a full list of supplies in the PREVIEW. Click the green preview button under the sample images at the top of the page.**
These cards best suit grades 3 to 6
With guidance they can be used for younger grades and with more time restrictions or when using the extension suggestions they can be used for older grades also.
The design questions allow students to build on how they analyze and evaluate their own designs. By the end of the challenges it is expected that students should be able to better verbalize and explain their learning.
These task cards are A5 in size. If you would like to print to a full page please select 'Fit to Page' in your printer settings.
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