Your students will have a blast working in teams to build a shelter that can survive a volcanic eruption! This product is complete with detailed instructions, hand-outs, and extension activities for a quality STEM challenge to be used in the classroom or afterschool. The activity guides your students through the engineering design process and connects math topics to real-world applications. Our students have loved this activity, and we know yours will too!
This engaging, student-driven activity includes an optional simulated volcanic eruption, to test the students' shelter designs, using baking soda and vinegar. This makes for an exciting and education experience they will remember!
Included in this product:
- Detailed teachers guide with links to resources
- Volcano information sheet
- Grading Rubric
- Student handouts to guide them through the engineering design process
- Student recording sheet for each step of the process
- Reflection questions to ensure concepts are understood
- Math connection problems including surface area and unit conversion (answer key included) in customary and metric units
About STEM Challenges:
STEM challenges are an engaging way to incorporate the engineering design process into your classroom or afterschool program! These hands-on activities allow students to work in teams, apply the engineering design process, and connect science topics to real-world applications. The teacher will provide the structure to the project, but students will take an active role in designing and building their own balloon rocket device.
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