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In this Backpack Jack STEM adventure, students need to design a way for Jack to keep his food from the bears. To complete the challenge, they will construct a pulley to raise Jack's food into the tree limbs, and lower it back to the ground.
Each lesson in the Backpack Jack series begins by introducing (or becoming reacquainted with) Jack, a fun-loving outdoor adventurer. Students will read Jack's challenge, and work collaboratively with their classmates to come up with a solution. To add to the challenge, the only materials students may use are the odds and ends in Jack's backpack! (All materials are readily available and free or very inexpensive.)
This lesson contains:
--student materials list
--teacher prep and directions
--8-page student booklet, guiding students through the engineering process (4 full-sized pages, printed back-to-back, folded in half)
--1 follow-up/reflection page
If you enjoy this lesson, please follow my store, Enrich-Engage-Enjoy and check out Jack's other adventures.
There are 12 different Backpack Jack Adventures. They can be purchased individually –
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Laura from 3E