Science & Nature
Stable on the Table STEM Challenge: Build the Tallest Tower That Stands Tall and Doesn't Fall!
In this one time STEM challenge course, learners will be challenged to build a miniature marshmallow and toothpick structure that is self-standing and stands the tallest amongst other enrolled learners' towers without falling over.
Faith Daphne, MAT
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✦Students will learn through discovery, trial-and-error, and observation which structural design is best able to remain freestanding without additional supports. ✦I will cover the steps in the engineering design process, 3 dimensional shapes, gravity, and forces and motion. ✦This class is structured as a STEM challenge wherein students will be challenged to follow a set of rules (i.e. the tower must be freestanding and use only marshmallows and toothpicks) in its design. ✦ My teaching style...
Students will: ✦ learn and apply the steps of the engineering design process ✦ review 3-D shapes ✦ be able to verbalize what worked didn't in their design, ✦ learn science concepts related to forces and motion, specifically gravity
I am a certified, veteran teacher having over 20 years of teaching experience. I have a particular passion for science. I enjoy sharing that passion with young learners. It is my hope that my lessons inspire a love of science in my students as well.
Materials needed: ✦ box of toothpicks (round toothpicks work best, as opposed to the flat ones) ✦ bag of miniature marshmallows (Semi-stale, semi-dried out ones work best. I recommend opening the bag and letting the marshmallows dry out a bit the day before class, if possible. If you aren't able do that you CAN use a fresh bag.) ✦paper and pencil for sketching design ideas
45 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
I recommend the round toothpicks because they are sturdier; however, they are quite sharp. Please remind your child to be careful.
Faith Daphne, MAT
Veteran Elementary Educator
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
31 total reviews
49 completed classes
I teach science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and/or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) classes for elementary aged students. I am a veteran elementary school teacher having over 20 years of classroom...