Would you survive Jamestown? In this simulation-style game, students will make various choices (similar to the choices early colonists had to make) in order to see if they would survive life in the early Early English settlements.
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 challenge is also an excellent team icebreaker.