Monday, September 5, 2016

Team Building STEM Activities and a FREEBIE!


Arguably the most important thing to do at the beginning of a new school year, other than teaching procedures, is building classroom community. One of my favorite ways to build community is by introducing my students to STEM activities. 

Not only are these activities engaging to students, they also help teach problem solving as students are introduced to the scientific method. 


The following are my top four STEM activities to build teamwork in the classroom. 

#1) Paper Chain STEM Challenge

During the Paper Chain STEM Challenge students are given the task to create the longest paper chain in the given time frame with only the materials provided.

You can check out this STEM challenge for FREE in my TPT store by clicking on the image. 



#2) Marshmallow and Spaghetti STEM Challenge

During the Marshmallow and Spaghetti STEM Challenge students are given the task to create the tallest tower in the given time frame with only the materials provided. To learn more click on the picture. 


#3) Foil Boat STEM Challenge

During the Foil Boat STEM Challenge students are given the task to create a foil boat that will hold the most pennies or marbles without sinking. To learn more click on the picture. 


#4) Marshmallow Tower STEM Challenge


During the Marshmallow Tower STEM Challenge students are given the task to create the tallest tower in the given time frame using only the materials provided. To learn more click on the picture. 


To learn more about using STEM activities to build teamwork in your classroom check out my Team Building STEM challenges resource on TPT by clicking the image below. 




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