End The Year With Engaging STEM Challenges - Free Mousetrap Cars and Paper Bridge Challenges For Teachers
Two Ways to Challenge Your Students at the End of the School Year
Ending the year with middle school students can be challenging. I've been teaching 8th grade for some time and I am always looking for ways to keep students engaged when they are ready for summer and high school. For the last few years, I've focused on rocketry and Sphero Battle Bots. I'll share those activities in a future post.
Here are a few STEM/STEAM challenges I've used in the past that worked quite well. I'll include a PDF version and a Word version in case you'd like to change it to suit your needs. These activities provide an opportunity for students to grapple with and strengthen their growth mindset.
I hope you have a great finish to a challenging school year. Maybe these challenges will ease your planning load. It really is fun to watch students get excited to solve problems and engage in a little friendly competition.