STEM Challenges and Activity Sheets for Grades 6–8

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From 3-D cities to building bridges, young engineers engage in innovative STEM challenges that promote brainstorming and collaboration. Learners take on the roles of different types of engineers as well as become familiar with engineering careers around the world. They also identify ways engineers help improve communities with a focus on their local community. It even offers a way for students to follow along with the STEM activities on their tablets.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the table of contents to navigate through the packet of materials
  • Include at a summer STEM camp or have children complete the units at home with their parents
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the material links are included within the activity packet, and require clicking on them to access
  • Review all materials lists before implementing in the classroom as some may not be easily accessible
  • The challenge activities build off one another. If using stand alone challenges, be sure to access prior knowledge before engaging in the STEM activities
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  • The packet includes worksheets, teaching strategies and ideas, an outline of three units, nine challenge activities
  • Uses a combination of print and technology-based materials  
  • Offers links for learners to complete activities on their mobile devices

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