STEM Class: Let's Engineer and Design a Paper Plate Marble Run
Angie Wolf, M.Ed.
In this one time STEM class learners will use the engineering and design process to create a marble run.
US Grade 3 - 6
In this STEM class, learners will be exposed to the engineering and design process (plan, create, test, improve) as they complete a STEM challenge. Challenge: Using the listed materials create a marble run structure. Materials: -Assorted cardboard tubes such as empty tissue tubes, empty paper towel tubes or empty wrapping paper tubes. If you do not have cardboard tubes you can make some by forming a cylinder from heavy weight paper or file folders. -Thin paper plates which are easy to cut...
Learners can tell the steps of the engineering and design process. Learners will use problem solving to work through a challenge. Learners will collaborate with others as they solve an engineering challenge.
I am STEM certified by the state of Georgia and hold certification from the Buck Institute in PBL/STEM. I developed the STEM program at my local elementary school where I was the STEM Specials teacher for grades K-5. I lead Summer STEM camps at Georgia Tech University for students in grades 3-8.
-Assorted cardboard tubes such as empty tissue tubes, empty paper towel tubes or empty wrapping paper tubes. If you do not have cardboard tubes you can make some by forming a cylinder from heavy weight paper or file folders. -Thin paper plates which are easy to cut and bend. Plates with a raised edge work best. - Section of cardboard box which you have cut and lays flat that is about the size of a large pizza box. -Marble or other small ball. -Scissors -Strong tape such as packing tape or duct tape.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will use scissors and packing tape or duct tape in this class. It is recommended that an adult is present and nearby to ensure scissors are used safely and correctly. If the packing tape you use has a sharp edge for cutting, please ensure an adult is nearby to provide guidance.
Meet the teacher
Hello and welcome to my Outschool Classroom. My name is teacher Angie. I hold a Master and Bachelor Degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. I am certified to teach by the state of Georgia. My certifications include elementary...
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Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class