This Back to School STEM challenge is designed to help your students think outside the box and learn how the world works. This School Bus STEM challenge helps students explore the engineering design process using common materials.
The STEM Process:
Present the STEM challenge: Build a school bus that can go quickly down the hill and can drive a long distance without stopping. Then students imagine, explore, reimagine, plan, create & test, improve, reflect, and evaluate their designs.
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.
Step-by-Step lesson plans
STEM Challenge worksheets for each step of the design process
Printable templates for design enhancements
Explore science connections with QR codes and an infographic
STEM Challenge Poster
Engineering Design Process posters
Self/Group Evaluation Checklist