STEM Challenge: Boat Building

Ah…the boat building challenge — a total classic! I remember doing this myself in elementary school, though the grade escapes me. The thing is, I remember making my clay boat and trying to get it to hold as many pennies as possible. I do not, however, remember a whole host of worksheets throughout my school career, and that speaks to the power of using STEM challenges in your classroom. If you’re new to this world, I always say boats, bridges, and towers are a great introduction, so you’re in the right place!

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A four challenges-in-one Valentine's Day STEM activity resource

Flower Frenzy: Valentine’s Day STEM Challenge

The Flower Frenzy STEM Challenge Activity is actually four challenges in one and works well for spring, Valentine’s Day, Easter, or Mother’s Day! Premise In Flower Frenzy, students create a bouquet of flowers with unique attributes within four mini challenges: Floating Flowers, Functional Flowers, Fluff & Flatten Flowers, and Firmly Fixed Flowers. (If alliteration is

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