Building straw bridges is a fun way to strengthen kids’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. With just a few simple supplies, they can design a load bearing bridge just like the ones they drive across in cars! This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. Learning About Bridges Before diving into our engineering project, I wanted to introduce the kids to some bridge basics so I pulled out
Catapult Challenge — Vivify STEM
After years of STEM activities, including towers, bridges, race cars, and rockets, one my favorites is the classic catapult challenge! I believe it incorporates all aspects of a quality STEM activity: easy math connection, engineering design process, student-driven learning, and hands-on fun! Read on to see my ideas to incorporate into your classroom or to download our TpT Catapult STEM Challenge!
STEM Activity Challenges 16 Pack #1 (6th - 8th Grade) Bundle
Science Demo Guy on TpT—really great STEM / STEAM resource!! Activity Challenge 16 Pack: Middle School, 6th-8th grade. Perfect for meeting NGSS standards! Each activity includes a teacher instruction video that clearly explains how to set everything up and the science behind it.