Volcano Shelter STEM Challenge

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Volcano Shelter STEM Challenge

4.75

Subjects: Engineering Design, Earth Science, Area & Unit Conversion

Grades: 5th - 9th 

Resource Type: Stage 2, Engineering Design Challenge

Teaching Duration: 3 hours

Total Pages: 34

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Your students will have a blast working in teams to build a shelter that can survive a volcanic eruption! This product is complete with detailed instructions, hand-outs, and extension activities for a quality STEM challenge to be used in the classroom or afterschool. The activity guides your students through the engineering design process and connects math topics to real-world applications. Our students have loved this activity, and we know yours will too! 

This engaging, student-driven activity includes an optional simulated volcanic eruption, to test the students' shelter designs, using baking soda and vinegar. This makes for an exciting and education experience they will remember! 

Included in this product:
- Detailed teachers guide with links to resources
- Volcano information sheet
- Grading Rubric
- Student handouts to guide them through the engineering design process
- Student recording sheet for each step of the process
- Reflection questions to ensure concepts are understood
- Math connection problems including surface area and unit conversion (answer key included) in customary and metric units