STEM Design Challenges with Mrs. Clarkson
Simple Machine Design Challenge
Materials Needed: Recycled Materials from you home.
Task: Read about the 6 types of simple machines. You are going to design and build your own simple machine to raise one of your toys 6 inches off the ground.
Remember your machine may not work the first time you test it! That's ok! Keep improving your design until it works!
4-6-20 Paper Airplane STEM Challenge
Design a Paper Airplane in one or all of the following categories:
1) Longest Time Aloft - See how long your airplane can stay in the air!
2) Distance - How far can your airplane travel?
3) Coolest Design - Get creative and show off your artistic skills decorating your airlplane!
Have your parents send pictures of your airplanes to or to your teacher
Tin Foil Boats
3-30-20 STEM Challenge TIN FOIL Boats
Watch this week's design challenge video, then send pictures to and let Mrs Clarkson know how many pennies your boat can hold!
2x 12in square pieces of aluminum foil
Container of water (bucket, sink, bathtub etc.)
Lego Bits and Bricks. Puzzle based coding and problem solving.