STEM Challenges

STEM Challenge #6

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Ok, so here it is! Just as we are completing our robot for this year’s competition, we are wrapping up this year’s community build season STEM challenge. We hope you all had fun and are proud of your engineering accomplishments! Did you know that engineers don’t just build things, they break things? They crash cars […]

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STEM Challenge #5

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Last week we offered you a chance to catch up with any missing challenges, this week we are back at it with challenge #5.  After this, only one challenge left! Finish strong! This week you will be designing a paper bridge for your STEM challenge. You will have to use the limited materials allowed to […]

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STEM Challenge #4

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This week’s challenge is catching up on the past three challenges. Often in engineering things go wrong or take longer than you expected. The Circuit Breakers are behind on our work now but we are working diligently to catch up. We have decided to set aside this week to give those who have fallen behind […]

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STEM Challenge #3

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Week 3 Supplies 5 popsicle sticks 3+ rubber bands Plastic spoon Pom poms, ping pong balls, marshmallows or other “safe ammunition” Week 3 Instructions The catapult was used as a weapon for early civilizations for hundreds of years. It was intended to increase the power of a crossbow, but became a much more versatile technology […]

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Stem Challenge #2

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Week Two Supplies 100 mini marshmallows (old and stale is fine) 100 toothpicks Measuring tape or yardstick Week Two instructions This is a simple challenge. Using only your 100 marshmallows (don’t eat any) and no more than your 100 toothpicks build the highest tower you can. You may not use anything to support your structure […]

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STEM Challenge #1

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Supplies Cardboard tubes (paper towel, toilet paper, wrapping paper) Marbles or small balls that will fit easily in the tubes Tape – scotch, packing tape, painters tape or duct tape Measuring tape Your Challenge: Build the best marble run you can with the supplies you have. You can run it off a table or kitchen […]