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STEM project - Build a table that can hold weight
STEM project - Build a table that can hold weight
Sheila Rambo
Sunday, November 04, 2018

Students were given a task of building a table using no tools and a limited amount of material.

Students were asked to build a table with 12 inches of masking tape, 1 8X12 piece of cardboard, and 8 sheets of newspaper.  They were asked to work in teams of 4 with a scenario of working for NASA and having nothing but the material provided to complete the mission.

The objective to this task was to build a table that could hold the weight of as many dictionaries as possible.  Students worked to define the term "table."  Students were faced with questions of weight distribution, measurement, what makes one table more sturdy, and what makes another table hold less weight?  

Design Thinking makes the students think of ways that lead to success and leads to eager learners in the classroom.