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Here's a great STEM article in Science and Children magazine called Family Style Engineering. It was written by Wendy Goldfein and Cheryl Nelson of the Get Caught Engineering website for elementary teachers.

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials 5' length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks

Give them each a knife and a marshmallow and have them build a structure where all knifes are touching at least one other knife and only one marshmallow. Could be fun to do with candy canes or something too so they could eat everything at the end.

Team Building Barcelona - Corporate Events Activities and Venues

STEM Materials from Dollar Tree…ideas for building STEM kits on the cheap from More Than a Worksheet

Build Your STEM Kits at Dollar Tree

How to Make a Lego Drawbot |Planet Smarty Pants…This would make an amazing STEM engineering challenge!

How to Make a Lego Drawbot

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Building with Paper (Simple Engineering Challenge)

Beginning Computer Programming for Kids

Beginning Computer Programming for Kids

Earthquake waves experiment? Simple but also some information on the website.

Elementary Science Experiment, Earthquake Waves

Helping Hand Challenge - engineering project for students encourages them to create a tool for grabbing items.

Helping Hand Challenge