In this STEM Challenge, students build a barrier that will slow or stop the flow of water. First, they test various absorbent items. After experimenting, test results help choose an absorbent item and then they design the flood-proof barrier. It is tested when water is poured into the structure's container. Can students effectively use the materials to build a fence system and pack it with absorbent items? Will the house flood? Great problem solving occurs with this STEM project!
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My son had a blast using these stones as a jumping off point to tell his own tales! Native Americans often used symbols to tell stories. Some symbols looked just like the concepts or objects they represented and others were more abstract. My son and I went to a Native American tribe's website to look up symbols so that we could make our own (super simple!) storytelling stones.
STEM Challenge: Can you build a flotation device for an action figure? from More Than a Worksheet. Guide your students through the entire STEM engineering process with a simple trifold. Teach about buoyancy and density while learning the design process. Reading passage and rubric included, too!