Have a Blast with Balloon Cars! - Teachers are Terrific
In this STEM activity, your students will create a car that rolls using simple supplies. The added bonus is to make the car propel forward with the power of a blown up balloon. Will it roll? Will it travel on a straight path? How will the balloons be attached? Great questions for your problem-solving group! And there will be problem-solving. Your students will amaze you with their designs and ways to make this car work. They will love competing after completing the design of their Balloon car.
Solar Ovens Just Need is Sunshine and Chocolate! - Teachers are Terrific
STEM Challenges for elementary students! Students will experiment with heat-resistant materials and then use their test results to design the best oven possible. This is so exciting as they troop outside to test the materials, record the temperatures of the ovens, & choose the materials to design the best oven. Finally, they put together a chocolate treat and use the sun to help cook the item. This STEM resource includes detailed teacher directions, photos, lab sheets, and rubrics.
STEM Challenge Bundle Wind Power
STEM Challenges for elementary students! This bundle includes three STEM activities especially for the windy month of March, but these can be used any time of year. Students will create wind-powered cars and boats, and then windmills! The collaboration and improvements students make to these devices will astound you as they tackle three great STEM projects. The resource includes detailed teacher directions, tons of tips, editable lab sheets with answer samples, and editable scoring rubrics.