April 4, 2017

Spring / Easter STEM Challenge: Carrot Carriage

Carrot Carriage is a fan favorite STEM Challenge! Your students will use an unlikely set of materials to create a sweet, new ride for the Easter Bunny! (Read on for ways around the Easter connection!)


Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: In Carrot Carriage, students design a vehicle made primarily of carrots for the Easter Bunny. If you don't celebrate Easter, not to worry! Carrot Carriage can be for Cinderella (imagine Fairy Godmother ran out of pumpkins), or for anyone else who might need a ride! Includes modifications for grades 2-8.

Premise

Working against a criteria & constraints list, students design a vehicle made primarily of carrots for the Easter Bunny. If you don't celebrate Easter, not to worry! Carrot Carriage can be for Cinderella (imagine Fairy Godmother ran out of pumpkins), or for anyone else who might need a ride!

You can do this as an individual, partner, or group challenge (partners or groups are recommended).


Not pictured: straws, ramp, ruler

Where Can I Find Out More?

If you're familiar with me, 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 Carrot Carriage in action:







Are There Other Challenges Like This?



Of course! I can't help myself! I have created 5 challenges for Easter & spring (with plans for a few more coming soon)! You can find the overview of each on this blog post. These challenges will all post by April 9, 2017. Each challenge will be linked to the post linked above, so be sure to check back! 

Please reach out with any questions and tag me in photos of your students' work on Facebook & Instagram.


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


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Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: In Carrot Carriage, students design a vehicle made primarily of carrots for the Easter Bunny. If you don't celebrate Easter, not to worry! Carrot Carriage can be for Cinderella (imagine Fairy Godmother ran out of pumpkins), or for anyone else who might need a ride! Includes modifications for grades 2-8.

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