STEM Challenge: The first graders loved building, but their towers tended to spread sideways along the tables rather than getting very tall. They also quickly discovered that using a card between layers came them platforms to keep building on.
STEM Engineering: Will building a tower with newspaper REALLY benefit my students?
This is a fun activity for kids to practice essential science skills like measurement, creating a hypothesis, and conducting an experiment! Build a tower with rolled up newspaper. Can it hold a basketball?
March Madness Basketball STEM: This is a great STEM challenge for March. Younger students design and build a basketball shooter to launch a ping pong ball into a trash can, bucket, or cup. Older students design and build a basketball shooter as well as a
STEM challenges can feel daunting and intimidating. However, they're easier to set up and carry out than you think! Check out these three STEM challenges that use materials you likely already have in your classroom or school, and learn how to execute them