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Here’s another great challenge to add some Valentine’s Day exploration in your STEM class! This Bow and Arrow project presents students with many problems to solve. It also works well with two other STEM challenges for Valentine’s Day! Check the list below!
In this challenge, students will use materials to make a bow and an arrow. They will have chances to practice with the bow and modify their design. Finally, they will compete against one another to hit a target. They will find that some of the materials create rather flimsy bows that will not withstand the pull-back and firing of the arrow. They will also have to make an arrow that will fit the bow frame they create. The most fun is learning how to use the device they build! There is definitely a learning curve to this! Just a note: We followed strict safety guidelines with this challenge. It was tested with fifth graders. This challenge is for upper elementary students!
You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: Straws, Craft sticks, Rubber bands, Paper clips, Cotton swabs, Construction paper, and
The package specifically includes:
This challenge will need 1 class session to complete. We completed it in one hour.
The total page count fort his download is 26.
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!
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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!)