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While straw structures might look simple, they offer a variety of activities to demonstrate shapes. This elementary guide is written for Grades 3-5. With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including shapes, lines, forces, loads, and tons more.
The Straw Structures Elementary STEM Activity Guide contains the NGSS, CCSSM, and CCSSELA standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for math, science, and engineering activities; assessment questions; and student pages. This guide contains two guided inquiry lessons and a culminating engineering challenge for students to apply concepts learned through the inquiry lessons.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the straw structures kits (Try This: Straw Structure Kit or Geosolids 30-Pack), playing cards, tape, rulers, glue, cardboard, string, and standard classroom tools and materials.