My father was a master at packing the car for a road trip. It was seriously impressive. I created a 2-D version of this perennial 3-D real-life challenge as a tribute to his awesome skills!
In this 2-D simulation of a 3-D task, students arrange items with different point values into pre-defined car trunk spaces. They can’t have it all, though! They’ll use a criteria & constraints list to bring all of what they need and some of what they want, as they aim for the highest point value.
This challenge can be super-simple, but also allows you to add layers of complexity to challenge students of all ages.
|You'll need trunk templates & summer items to pack.|
Where Can I Find Out More?
If you're familiar with my work, you know I've been switching over to using video to explain the bulk of my challenges. It seems to be the best/fastest way to explain the important details: materials, set-up, tips, modifications, extensions, demonstrations, and more! Who has time to read all that?!
Check out the video below to see Pick & Pack in action:
Are There Other Challenges Like This?
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You can find even more STEM challenges in my Mega Bundle, on this blog, and on my YouTube channel!