These Halloween STEM challenges are designed to help your students think outside the box and learn how the world works. These STEM challenges help students explore the engineering design process using common materials.
The STEM Process:
Present the STEM challenge. Then students imagine, explore, reimagine, plan, create & test, improve, reflect, and evaluate their designs.
STEM challenges included in this bundle:
- Spiders Challenge: Use the provided materials to build a web. The web must be able to trap the insect without breaking!
- Bats Challenge: Use provided materials to build a bat. The bat must be able to hang upside down from a branch without falling. Be sure your bat’s wings are wrapped around like a cloak!
- Halloween Challenge: Use the materials to help Casper fly straight back home. You only have 30 minutes to complete this challenge.
- Pumpkin Challenge: Use provided materials to build a ramp for your pumpkin. Remember, you are competing with your friends to see whose pumpkin will get home the fastest and whose will roll the farthest.
We’ve included a list for material recommendations, but this challenge can be done with materials you have on hand, such as paper, pipe cleaners, cups, popsicle sticks, string, scissors, cotton balls, cardboard, rubber bands, glue, and tape.