STEM Projects that foster creativity, problem solving & collaboration. Here's a YouTube video of my DIY Marble Run. https://youtu.be/PXNc6rRY3yw.
Let students learn how math concepts are connected to the real world as they design their own 3D TINY HOUSE! Area, perimeter, and geometry-- math is everywhere in this project based learning activity (PBL). Designing, creating, and problem solving are key features of this resource. Build a Tiny House! $
This is a fun activity to add to your forces and motions unit. Students will not forget this hands on activity. The activities meet the *Next Generation Science Standards 3rd Grade Forces and Interactions, 4th Grade Energy, and 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Science and Engineering Practices.In activity 1 students will complete an investigation following the scientific method to answer the question: Does the height of a marble affect the distance a cup will travel?
Putting together a PBL science plan can be enormously time consuming without excellent models. So here are hundreds of free detailed plans for projects for elementary, middle and high school students. The plans are sorted by discipline - astronomy...
I built this marble track myself using refrigerator 1/4 in. ice maker tubing threaded with number 16 wire. I cut the first spacers out of Starbucks gift cards then had Hammerspace cut the spacers pictured here out of a thicker plastic. For the upright structure I used 3/8 inch wood dowells drilling 3/8 in. holes in a 3 foot shelf board for my base.