One Hundred Toothpicks: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM activity! What is the tallest free-standing tower you can build with 100 toothpicks and two cups of mini-marshmallows? (Maybe use styrofoam packing peanuts instead?
These are an idea we implemented into our school building last year as a way to really engage teachers and students into the STEM way of thinking! They are designed to be done whenever the teacher wants to do them, with easy to find (and cheap) supplies.
Engineering Challenge: Using one box of paper clips, can your group create a paper clip chain that will hold the most weight? Materials: (for a group) One package of paper clips Plastic bucket or container with handle Weights (can be pennies or other
Paper Cup: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity
Minecraft STEM ~ STEM Engineering Challenge Pack ~ Set of Five! Most elementary and middle school students are crazy about Minecraft, so I have decided to create a STEM challenge pack based on this popular game.
The Pipecleaner (aka "Fuzzy Sticks") Challenge is one of my favorite STEM activities to introduce students to STEM learning. This is a fun, inexpensive, and engaging challenge that can be tailored to different ages, settings, and time-frames. This challe
Engineering Challenge: Can you build a paper structure that can hold a text book at least 12 inches above the tabletop for at least 30 seconds? Materials: (for a group) 10 sheets of copy paper x 11 size) 10 inches of clear tape Test book Ruler