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STEM Design Challenge: Build a Boat

STEM Design Challenges are fun, engaging activities that stimulate problem-solving and critical thinking for students, grades 2-8. (Paid product comes with modifications to add or decrease rigor for younger/older students.)

sam on boat- Looking for a creative and critical thinking activity that requires few materials and little prep? This one will have your students working together before they realize it.

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Build A Tiny House! Project Based Learning Activity, A PBL

Let students learn how math concepts are connected to the real world as they design their own 3D TINY HOUSE! Area, perimeter, and geometry-- math is everywhere in this project based learning activity (PBL). Designing, creating, and problem solving are key features of this resource. Build a Tiny House! $

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STEM Design Challenge: Build a Boat

Benefits of this STEM Design Challenge: -Focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, and application of learning-High levels of student engagement-The potential to hit upon all NGSS ETS standards depending on the depth and number of iterations you choose to implement in your classroom (modifications included)-Highly flexible and differentiated for materials, timing, grade levels, and rigor.

You have been hired to work with a team to design and build a new toy! Your toy will be marketed across the nation this coming holiday season! This collaborative, hands-on, ELA and STEM-aligned activity fosters team-building, critical thinking, collaborative problem-solving, communication, and social skills. Engaging, fun, proactive learning for back-to-school, half-days, special days . . . or any day! Writing assignments, grading rubrics, and CCSS included!

Try this interactive, online tool with kids to teach conflict resolution – "Out on a Limb: A Guide to Getting Along"

Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials 5' length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks

3rd Grade Problem of the Day Story Problems- Back to School {FREEBIE}

Lilliput Station: Geometry Puzzle {free printable} How many squares? The process of solving is what's most important... nice activity to build cooperative learning and problem solving