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Build a Pirate Ship STEM Challenge - Upper Years

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 3 pages | Grades: 4 - 5

A STEM challenge suitable for students in the upper years.

Use this STEM challenge to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving in a design technology context.

Students design and construct a pirate ship that can remain afloat while holding as many coins as possible. The boat that can hold the most coins wins! The task enables students to use a variety of materials in order to solve the design challenge.

The teaching resource contains a task card that outlines the challenge and a worksheet for recording and reflecting upon the design process.

Full color, low color, and black and white versions are available.

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