The Renaissance STEM Challenges
Cross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Middle Ages and Medieval Times!
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance their learning!
There are 2 Renaissance STEM Challenges in this pack.
Each STEM Challenge has detailed directions, photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section.
The STEM Challenges include:
1. Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machine!
Using a list of supplies, STEM teams must design and build a flying machine. Using their knowledge of the Laws of Motion and 4 Forces of Flight, (information sheets included) students must create a innovative machine that applies those laws and forces. STEM teams have 3 trials to test their flying machines. If the machine does not fly, that does not mean the team has lost the challenge. The goal of the challenge is to incorporate as many ideas and concepts from the forces of flight and to be able to justify the decisions made in their product creation. ..... (more instructions and planning pages are given in the resource)
Using a list of supplies, students must design an anemometer that accurately measures wind speed. They must be able to measure how many spins the device makes per minute by marking one of the revolving cups. Students do not have to use all the materials listed below but they cannot add items to the list. They have one hour to complete this challenge. (time testing their anemometer does not count towards the hour). In order to test, the anemometer should be placed outside on a windy day or can be tested with a fan..... (more instructions and planning pages are given in the resource)
You may be interested in these aligned Renaissance resources…
The Renaissance Interactive Notebook
The Renaissance Interactive PowerPoint
The Renaissance Google Classroom Projects
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Medieval / Middle Ages Interactive PowerPoints
✎Byzantine Empire – Fall of Rome Interactive PowerPoint
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✎Medieval China Interactive PowerPoint
✎Medieval Japan Interactive PowerPoint
✎Early Middle Ages Interactive PowerPoint
✎Late Middle Ages Interactive PowerPoint
✎The Renaissance Interactive PowerPoint
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✎The Scientific Revolution Interactive PowerPoint
✎The Reformation (Protestant and Counter Reformation) Interactive PowerPoint
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