March 10, 2017

St. Patrick's Day STEM Challenge: Limitless Luck

It's fun to think about symbols of luck: heads-up pennies, four-leaf clovers, and horseshoes, but making your own luck is so much more empowering!  This St. Patrick's Day STEM Challenge is all about probability!  

 St. Patrick's Day STEM Challenge: In Limitless Luck, students create four-leaf frisbee designed to always land face-up for probability! Comes with modifications for grades 2-8.



Premise

Working against a criteria & constraints list, students create a four-leaf frisbee designed to always land face-up! A horseshoe-like game is also included as an optional extension activity.

This is a great last-minute activity because you can get by with very few materials. The recommended set is shown in the embedded video below, but you can get by with some paper plates or card stock along with tape and some toothpicks, craft sticks, bobby pins, or pipe cleaners. As always, the materials are easily modified. You likely have what you need on-hand!

Where Can I Find Out More?

Rather than write it all down for you to read, wouldn't it be nicer to just sit back and watch? I've found creating video walk-throughs of my STEM challenges is the best/fastest way to explain the important details: materials, set-up, tips, modifications, extensions, and more! Check out the video below to learn more about Limitless Luck:








Are There Other Challenges Like This?

Of course! I can't help myself! I have created 5 challenges for St. Pat's! You can find the overview of each on this blog post. These challenges will all post by March 12, 2017. Each challenge will be linked to the post linked above, so be sure to check back weekly! 

Please reach out with any questions and tag me in photos of your students' work on Facebook & Instagram if you want to give me a smile this holiday season!

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





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