TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING
A favorite STEM engineering challenge! This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials. Each team will then test at three stations: Distance, Accuracy, and Power. Included are follow-up math problems for enhanced learning.
Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials 5' length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks
Free! More than 50 ideas for using blogs in classrooms across the curriculum are outlined in this digital packet. The entries incorporate 21st century skills, provide critical thinking and cooperative learning opportunities, help with classroom management and peer editing or peer sharing, infuse ideas for differentiated instruction, and appeal to different learning styles.