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Grades 6–12. Reinforce the importance of technical writing and following directions with an engaging activity that stimulates creativity and higher order thinking. Design teams create a structure then explain how to build an exact replica using written instructions only. Successful teams will show attention to detail and effective written communication. Excellent activity to help meet Common Core writing standards in a science classroom.
Grades 6–12. Reinforce the importance of technical writing and following directions with an engaging hands-on activity that stimulates creativity and higher order thinking skills. Design teams create a structure from colorful craft items then explain how to build an exact replica through written instructions (no pictures, diagrams, or symbols). To be successful, teams must show attention to detail and effective written communication. Expand this lesson to cover science writing or engineering topics such as reproducibility and repeatability. Excellent activity to help meet Common Core writing standards in a science classroom. Materials support 16 pairs of students. Includes instructions.
|Pipe Cleaners, Assorted Colors||200||Included|
|Faceted Beads, Assorted Colors||350||Included|
|Toothpicks, Assorted Colors||250||Included|
|Red Pony Beads||40||Included|
|Blue Pony Beads||40||Included|
|Green Pony Beads||40||Included|
|Yellow Pony Beads||40||Included|
|Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Permanent Markers||16||Needed, Not included|
|Razor Knife or Box Cutter||1||Needed, Not included|
Engineer excitement with NEW kits for middle and high school physical science that:
Easily integrate exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities into any physical science curriculum with Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits. They engage and inspire students with fun real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format.
Hands-on activities center on engineering concepts and practices from the Next Generation Science Standards. Design teams design, build, test, and modify their prototypes to provide an innovative solution to the class challenge. These activities strengthen students’ critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills, while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.
Designed with ease of use in mind, Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits have the materials and information needed for classroom success:
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