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This STEM Challenge has very limited materials– only a dozen of each! This one uses just cards and tape! You will absolutely love the easy prep and your kids will love the challenge of completing this tower. It's all about total teamwork!
Students will follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process in this challenge and it is amazing to watch them create a tower and use the supplies in the best way possible. They will improve the design constantly and will creatively get their towers to stand up and be measured. How tall can you build this tower? How can you use the small amount of tape effectively? Which style of tower will work best- tall and straight or one with support legs?
In addition, the challenge includes 2 versions! The extra version includes materials and directions, constraints for the variation, lab sheet, and photos. Each variation adds a new twist to the simple challenge! Check the preview for more!
The package specifically contains:
Supplies needed in addition to this package include: 5 x 8 index cards, tape, and scissors. (3 x 5 cards also work fine!)
The total page count for this download is 25.
After many years as a classroom teacher I made a big leap to a specialist's job. I became a STEM Lab Specialist in 2013 and quickly discovered I had no resources. I literally started from scratch creating my own lessons for 17 classes of third, fourth, and fifth graders. It was slightly overwhelming. Okay, a lot overwhelming! After several months of creating new STEM resources for my classes I really felt that my lessons could be a lifesaver for busy teachers - like you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and store. Look around- I know you will find something that will suit your class perfectly!
"As always, with this resource you provided a comprehensive, user friendly, and truly awesome product! My students were beyond excited to try this challenge. Thank you for creating another slam dunk activity!"
Resource Creator & Teacher
Have you always known you were going to be a teacher? I sure have! I grew up in Germany and can still remember playing school with our neighbors that only spoke German. Somehow, kids can play even when they cannot understand each other. My dream to be a teacher continued right into high school and I really thought I would teach upper level math. But, you know, something about working in an elementary school just kept enticing me in that direction. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade and I'm now a STEM Specialist. I have two adult children and three fur babies. I love reading and cats and coffee and getting up early. My husband and I are slowly checking off visits to all the places on our bucket list. (Australia we are headed your way soon!)