Ancient Egypt Chariot STEM Challenge

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Ancient Egypt Chariot STEM Challenge

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Subjects: Engineering Design, General Science, History, Math

Grades: Kindergarten - 5th 

Resource Type: Stage 2 - Engineering Design Challenge

Teaching Duration: 2 hours

Total Pages: 21

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Take your students on a educational journey to ancient Egypt with this complete lesson! Read the letter from fictitious travel guides explaining some of the structures, wildlife, and inventions found in Egypt. Then conduct an icebreaker activity building a pyramid out of cups. Students will test their skills deciphering a code using ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics before moving on to the highly engaging design challenge. Using the engineering design process, student teams are tasked with designing a chariot to safely carry an ancient Egyptian down a pyramid! Students learn about the STEM vocabulary words of "velocity" and "innovation" as well as the STEM careers of archaeology and civil engineering to bring in a real-world STEM connection. Related math problems extend the learning fun!

As with many STEM activities that are student-driven, this challenge can be tailored to students of various skill levels and abilities.

Included in this product:

  • Detailed teachers guide with links to resources

  • Grading rubric for the engineering design process

  • STEM Career Connections

  • Icebreaker activity instructions and activity handouts

  • Student handouts to guide them through the engineering design process

  • Math extension problems