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25 First Grade STEM Challenges
1. Use Play-Doh and 50 toothpicks to build the tallest tower you can.
2. Build a bridge between two desks using clothespins and wood craft sticks.
3. Stack as many plastic cups into a tower as you can in 60 seconds.
4. Find a new use for a cardboard tube. You can use scissors, masking tape, crayons, and other supplies.
5. Design and construct a house or other building using only pipe cleaners.
6. Build a tower that uses as many blocks as possible, but only uses one block for the base.
7. Build a marble track on a paper plate using Play-Doh.
8. Make a hat using newspaper and masking tape.
9. Use LEGO bricks to build your name.
10. Design a domino chain reaction that forms a shape.
11. Use aluminum foil and a ping pong ball to create a way to play catch without using your hands.
12 .Build a bird feeder using wood craft sticks, glue, and string.
13. Construct a raft using marshmallows and toothpicks.
14. Choose between construction paper, copy paper, newspaper, or tissue paper and make a paper airplane that flies as far as possible.
15. Use a roll of string to make a container that can hold three ping pong balls.
16. Come up with three ways to move a balloon across the room without holding it in your hands.
17. Use plastic utensils, pipe cleaners, and construction paper to make a new creature.
18. Use construction paper, plastic straws, and masking tape to build a tent for a LEGO mini-figure or other small toy.
19. Build the tallest tower you can from newspaper rolled into tubes and masking tape.
20. Use five index cards to make a structure that can support the weight of a book.
21. Use pipe cleaners to make as many different shapes as you can in two minutes.
22. Build a dinosaur skeleton from cotton swabs and scotch tape.
23. Use wood craft sticks and glue to create a container to plant seeds in.
24. Make a robot from toilet paper tubes, aluminum foil, pipe cleaners, and plastic straws. You can use crayons, scissors, tape, and glue too.
25. Using supplies from around the classroom, find a way to learn which is heavier: a cup of jelly beans or a cup of uncooked rice.
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