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Alien Launchers
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What kiddo doesn't want to launch something across the room?! In this challenge, students work to launch an alien the greatest distance using everyday materials. This is a challenge that can easily be adapted to different age groups and a variety of circumstances such as needing substitute plans or just beginning the wonderful world of STEM.

Subject:
Engineering
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
STEMToolkit Administrator
Date Added:
06/16/2021
Alien Launchers
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What kiddo doesn't want to launch something across the room?! In this challenge, students work to launch an alien the greatest distance using everyday materials. This is a challenge that can easily be adapted to different age groups and a variety of circumstances such as needing substitute plans or just beginning the wonderful world of STEM.

Subject:
Engineering
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Beth Norman
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Force and Motion
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Students will be designing and performing an experiment using the scientific method to answer the following question: How can I make a toy car move? Using simple materials, students will explore how a force is a push or a pull.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
John Marc Murphy
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Friction's Impact on Motion
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This lesson looks at the impact friction has on motion by running toy cars on different surfaces. Students will measure the distance the toy car travels down a ramp and see how adding sandpaper as a source of friction impacts distance.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
John Marc Murphy
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Rube Goldberg Rubric
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This resource is a rubric from a STEM Competition in which 4th-6th grade students competed. For this competition, students had to incorporate their understanding of simple machines to build a Rube Goldberg machine that completed a task.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
John Marc Murphy
Date Added:
12/05/2018
_K'Nex Cars
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How far can your vehicle travel? Students design and build a vehicle out of K'Nex with 3-4 wheels, test their designs, analyze their results, make a change, and repeat process. This is a fun STEM activity that can be done with a substitute or if you are getting comfortable with STEM.

Subject:
Engineering
Measurement and Data
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Beth Norman
Date Added:
12/06/2018