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Fall STEM Challenge: Apple Ally

In partners/groups, students will design and build an apple catcher to keep falling apples from hitting the ground.

This challenge is also great for any time of year, but especially in the fall when learning about apples, Johnny Appleseed, or Sir Isaac Newton! Plus, this is a great intro to forces and interactions and Newton’s three laws of motion, which are part of 3rd and middle school NGSS standards! (3PS2-1, MS-PS2-1, and MS-PS2-2)

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Back-to-School/Fall STEM Challenge: Apples A-head

The fifth challenge in the Back-to-School/Fall STEM Challenge series is Apples A-head (see Challenge 1, 2, 3, 4). If you’ve found your way here outside of the back-to-school season, not to worry! These challenges work great for fall apple activities and studies of forces and motion all year long! Premise Working against a Criteria & Constraints List individually

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Back-to-School/Fall STEM Challenge: Apple Ally

The fourth challenge in the Back-to-School/Fall STEM Challenge series is Apple Ally (see Challenge 1, 2, 3). If you’ve found your way here outside of the back-to-school season, not to worry! These challenges work great for fall apple activities and studies of forces and motion all year long!   Back-to-School/Fall STEM Challenge: In Apple Ally, students build an

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In the St. Patrick's Day Probability STEM Challenge, Limitless Luck, students design and create a four-leaf frisbee designed to always land face-up!

St. Patrick’s Day Activity: Limitless Luck Probability STEM Challenge

It’s fun to think about symbols of luck: heads-up pennies, four-leaf clovers, and horseshoes, but making your own luck is so much more empowering!  This St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenge is all about probability! Premise of Probability STEM Challenge: Limitless Luck Working against a criteria & constraints list, students create a four-leaf frisbee designed to

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In the St. Patrick's Day Activity STEM Challenge, Snake Snatcher, students will design and build a device to rid Ireland of snakes as quickly and safely as possible.

St. Patrick’s Day Activity: St. Pat’s Snake Snatcher STEM Challenge

We’re using the legend behind the holiday for this St. Patrick’s Day activity STEM Challenge! Legend says St. Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland in the 5th century, though despite popular belief, no evidence suggests snakes were ever there. Celebrated on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day honors the patron saint and Irish culture globally. If

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