The best beginning of the year STEM challenges have 3 things in common: 1.) They help students get to know one another and start building teamwork and collaboration. 2.) They allow students to start practicing classroom procedures. 3.) They are incredibly fun and get students excited about STEM!
A week of STEM challenges! "A week of STEM challenges! I decided to take on my own challenge of incorporating a STEM activity every day for a week. It turned out to be a huge success where both my students and I had a blast. Here were the various STEM tasks that they took on: Newspaper towers! Army Man Launcher! Popsicle Bridges! Designing Life Jackets for Babies! The Unsinkable Ship!"
With just paper, bendy straw, scissors, and tape, you can make a ping-pong ball, styrofoam ball, or foil ball levitate in mid-air! Your kids will love doing this Floating Ball Experiment that demonstrates Bernoulli's Principle