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STEM Engineering Challenges Set Two

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Students will love these STEM Challenges! These NGSS STEM activities will have students using design thinking and conducting fair tests for these engineering challenges. Teachers will love that the materials are inexpensive and easy to find.

In this second set of STEM challenges, students will experience different challenges than in STEM Engineering Challenges Set One NGSS STEM Engineering Challenges 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2 and 3-5-ETS1-3 All of these challenges can be used separately and in any order.

NGSS STEM Engineering Challenges for 3rd through 5th grade!

Students will watch a slideshow about Fair Tests and variables. Students will learn about fair testing, variables, and design thinking. Students will create a prototype, test it and record the results, students will then adjust the design by changing the independent variable. Test the new design and record the results.

This resource includes 5 different STEM challenges. Each challenge has a detailed lesson plan with photos of student work samples. Response pages are included. Tips for teachers, questions for discussion, and BIG Science ideas are included for each challenge.

Students will use critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity in these fun activities.

Great for STEM camps, Science Camps, Summer Science, School Programs, and in-class activities. Would you like to see the balloon cars in action?

This resource is designed to meet the NGSS standards for 3rd-5th grade.

3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Students will use ALL Science and Engineering Practices

Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Students will enjoy these easy to do STEM Challenges

Challenges Included:

Balloon Powered Car

Paddle Boat

Toothpick Tower

Whirlybird

Pendulum

Please see my other resources for NGSS

Materials needed include:

Toothpicks

Gumdrops

Binder clips

Rubber bands

Styrofoam trays

Electrical tape

Craft sticks

Ping pong ball

String

Balloons

Bottle caps

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

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Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
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Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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