Easy STEM Activities | STEM Challenges | STEM Activities first day of school

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Looking for a fun way to hook your students with cooperative learning, problem solving and critical thinking skills? This back to school STEM challenge will have you covered! Your students enjoy tackling these STEM team building activities together. This STEM challenge will have students use the design process to figure out the best way to complete the activity. These STEM activities are LOW-PREP and use CHEAP and EASILY available materials.

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With each challenge, you will receive:

✓ Outline

✓ Teacher brief for all items needed and the goal

✓ Anchor chart to keep the students understanding the intended goal

✓ Design page

✓ Recording page

✓ Reflection page to help to follow and understand student thinking!

My goal is to use easily available, CHEAP items for these STEM challenges and make them LOW PREP for teachers. I often give students multiple materials for students to use their engineering brains to decide what would work best for the activity. Remember, there will be many different ways that these activities can be designed!

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