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Cantilever Structures Elementary STEM Unit (Grade 3-5)

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$1,695.00 (USD)
Availability: This product has an expected shipping date of three weeks from the date ordered.


Elementary STEM Units include cross-curricular activities and experiments that teach concepts in math, science, technology, and language arts. In today’s classroom, flexibility is key, and these STEM Units were created to be easily set up and adaptable.

Cantilever Structures is a two-week Elementary STEM Unit for Grades 3-5 in which students work in teams of two to four to learn about cantilever structures. Students use a crank-and-pulley system, learn construction skills, and, for their challenge, build a crane.

This unit comes with a unit guide, teacher notes, scope and sequence, teacher’s guide, student pages, assessments, and all the materials needed for a class of 24 students.

Note: If purchasing all Grades 3-5 Structures units, it is recommended that they be completed sequentially: Bridge Structures, Cantilever Structures, Suspension Structures, and then Arch Structures. The Structures Engineering Challenges Unit can be completed in a stand-alone manner.

See the Cantilever Structures Contents resource for part numbers and quantities of included items.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 3-5


What You'll Get

  • 12 bottles (2 oz)
  • 12 glue dispenser caps
  • Package of screw eyes
  • 2 packages of clear straws
  • 12 rulers
  • 6 quick-release clamps (4")
  • Digital scale
  • Bottle of wood glue (1 gal)
  • 3 vises
  • Package of check card
  • Package of small MDF wheels
  • Package of medium MDF wheels
  • Package of wooden sticks
  • 2 packages of bulldog clips
  • 12 Bridges Flash Card Sets
  • Package of card corner triangles
  • 12 jointer jigs
  • 13 packages of modeling clay
  • Box (36")
  • Roll of fishing line
  • 12 rolls of transparent tape
  • 3 dowels
  • 3 drill bit sets
  • 3 long-nose pliers
  • Spool of nichrome wire
  • Package of glue daubers
  • 3 hand drills
  • 6 sandpaper sponges
  • 3 Mini Easy Cutters
  • 3 packages of jumbo paper clips
  • Cantilever Structures Unit Guide
  • Finding Out About Structures Teacher’s Guide
  • 24 Finding Out About Structures Student Books
  • Storage bins with lids
  • Labels and setup instructions


Learning Values

  • Forces
  • Simple machines
  • Problem-solving
  • Structures
  • Tools
  • Construction techniques
  • Design process
  • Materials science
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Structural engineering
  • Circumference measurements
  • Estimating
  • Distribution