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- Pots of “gold” to test designs (1 per group or 1 whole-class)
- Pipe cleaners (5 – 10)
- String/yarn (12 24 in.)
- Tape (12 – 24 in.)
- Rubber bands (5 – 10)
- Bags to collect gold (1)
- Ruler/measuring tape
- Design analysis handouts (included)
Are There Other St. Patrick’s Day Activities & STEM Challenges Like This?
Of course! I can’t help myself! I have created 5 challenges for St. Pat’s! You can find the overview of each on this blog post. Each challenge is linked to the post linked above, so be sure to check back weekly!
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first is, if you accidentally get a piece of decoy gold, you have to return all of the other gold, the entire bucket back, and start again, and another thing you can do is just count it as a negative, so for every decoy piece of gold you get, you have to give back one regular piece. Sort of like positive and negative numbers. You can require examples of certain simple machines.