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STEM Challenge Cards – Middle Years

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10 pages (PDF)|This resource is suitable for Grades: 3 - 6

A set of 20 STEM challenge cards for students, suitable for the middle year levels.

Use these STEM challenge cards to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving. These task cards are designed to challenge middle year level students, but can also be adapted for upper year levels.

You may like to print this teaching resource out the task cards on A4 or larger and laminate them for your students to pick from. These task cards can also be printed multiple to a page.

The tasks enable students to use a variety of materials to design and make new products or to solve design challenges. The tasks cover a range of time allocations, making them ideal for either a quick activity or a more extended lesson.

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National Curriculum in England alignment

  • Design and technology

    Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, t...

  • Design and technology

    Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts [for example, t...

  • Technology

    Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes....


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