The Stock Market Challenge is a multiple day challenge for upper elementary or middle school students. The activity is intended to give students a basic understanding of how the stock market works. Students research and purchase stock in a company and then track their gains or losses!
This project gives students the opportunity to study a stock of their choice for five days and record the fluctuations that happen in prices. At the end of the five days, they graph their results and answer a few questions (in paragraphs) detailing their results. Students have the opportunity to decide whether or not they would invest their own money in the stock market and then explain how the stock market crash led to the Great Depression.