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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Structures

Item # 750044 Exclusive

Explore the strength, resilience, and function of geometric shapes as structural components. Design teams choose 1 of 2 load-bearing structural engineering challenges: bridges or towers. To be successful, teams must incorporate knowledge of forces and vectors to create the structure that holds the most weight. Brings in Common Core math and NGSS engineering standards. Materials support 15 prototypes and 15 rebuilds. Includes instructions; weights to test strength are needed but not supplied.

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$52.00

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Explore the strength, resilience, and function of geometric shapes, angles, and curves as structural components. Design teams choose 1 of 2 load-bearing structural engineering challenges: bridges (horizontal) or towers (vertical). To be successful, teams must combine their knowledge of geometric shapes, load bearing, forces, and vectors to create the structure that holds the most weight. Activity incorporates Common Core math applications and engineering standards. Materials support 15 design teams (1 prototype and 1 rebuild). Includes instructions; weights to test strength are needed but not supplied. Note: White glue or low melting temperature hot glue may be used with the components of this kit.

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Components Qty Included?
Cardboard Tray 15 Included
Rubber Band 80 Included
Modeling Clay, 0.25-lb Block 3 Included
Twine, Roll 1 Included
Wood Coffee Stir Stick 500 Included
Plastic Coffee Stir Stick 500 Included
Construction Paper Sheet, 9 × 12" 15 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Weights Needed, Not Included


Carolina STEM Challenge

Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series

Engineer excitement with NEW kits for middle and high school physical science that:

  • Incorporate STEM concepts
  • Promote creativity, team building, and fun
  • Encourage interest in science

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:

  • Warm-ups and demonstrations
  • Science content
  • Literacy extensions
  • Notebooking options
  • Grading and scoring rubrics

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