January 25, 2017

Valentine's Day STEM Challenge: "Heavy" Hearts

Valentine's Day STEM Challenge: In "Heavy" Hearts, students fill an outer heart with inner hearts based on certain criteria & constraints in order to design the “heaviest” heart. Comes with modifications for grades 2-8.

Do you remember Frosted Forest? "Heavy" Hearts shares a few similarities; consider them cousins! This challenge is heavy on math and has a very wide range of difficulty level options available. One of the best parts -- you probably already have all the materials you need at your fingertips!


In "Heavy" Hearts, students fill an outer heart with inner hearts they create in three unique size/color groups. Each heart is given point values based on the criteria & constraints and measurement standards set by the teacher. Students are aiming to find the configuration that creates the "heaviest" heart.

Where Can I Find Out More?

As you may already be aware, I've found creating video walk-throughs of my STEM challenges is the best way to explain the important details: materials, set-up, tips, modifications, extensions, and more! Check out the video below to learn more about "Heavy" Hearts:

Are There Other Challenges Like This?

Of course! I have five Valentine's Day STEM Challenges ready to go! You can find an overview of each on this blog post.  Each individual challenge will get its own video walk through and blog post starting with Cupid's Quiver on January 19, 2017 and ending with Cards in the Clouds on February 12 (all but the last will post on Thursdays).

You can find even more STEM challenges in my Mega Bundle, on this blog, and on my YouTube channel!

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