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Packaging Design STEM PBL Unit

SKU: W46486
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$495.00 (USD)
Availability: Out of Stock - Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.


STEM PBL Units enable students to make STEM connections locally and regionally by completing STEM projects and corresponding STEM PBL Activators. The framework of our STEM PBL Units includes a meaningful STEM challenge, authentic inquiry, student choice, applied development, and public engagement. Additionally, all STEM PBL Units contain 3-D printing connections, career connections, and alignment to the national career clusters.

In the Packaging Design STEM PBL Unit, students are challenged to complete any of the three Activators chosen by them or the teacher. PBL Activators available include Ready to Go, where students design to-go boxes for restaurants in their community; Commercial Package, where students choose an existing product and redesign the packaging; and Local Improvement, where students design packaging for a product that is manufactured in their community.

The unit comes with materials and equipment needed for a class of 24 students, a teacher’s guide containing activity details and instructions, and a guide with three STEM PBL Activators containing starter ideas, cross-curricular connections, a concept map, and career cluster alignment. A Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course comes with the purchase of a unit.

Click here to take a look at how Pitsco’s STEM PBL compares to PBLWorks Gold Standard, HQPBL, and the Legacy Cycle.

Click here to download a blank STEM PBL Planning Form.

Note: E-learning course access will be provided via email upon shipping confirmation.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 6-8


What You'll Get

  • Packaging Design STEM PBL Activators guide
  • Packaging Design Teacher’s Guide
  • An Introduction to Package Design
  • Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course
  • 12 Super Boxmaker kits
  • 5 bottles HD Bond II
  • 2 packs card stock
  • Storage bins
  • Labels

Learning Values

  • Materials science
  • Force and motion
  • Problem-solving
  • Safety
  • Construction techniques
  • 3-D modeling
  • Scale and structure
  • Modeling
  • Technological design
  • Solid geometry
  • Surface area
  • Volume


  • Length of Unit: 17-49 days
  • Tools Required: Scissors

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