Can You Engineer A Rain Barrel?
April Showers Bring May Flowers! Our STEAM Challenge is a great way to invite kids to practice researching and using their imagination, in a way that will get them excited to jump into Spring.
For this challenge, kids must create a container to hold and dispense rain water with the given materials.
Are you up for the challenge? Can you engineer a rain barrel?
What you need...
Popsicle Sticks (40 sticks)
Rainy Day (or salt shaker to make water come down like rain)
What you need to do...
Start by telling kids that the objective of this challenge is to engineer a rain barrel, given the materials provided.
Give kids the materials needed.
Have kids write their name on their Creator Sheet and ask why they think rainwater is better than tap water?
Kids will then start brainstorming how they will create their rain barrel using the given materials. Have them write and draw their ideas on their Creator Sheet
Have them start to create their own inventions!
After kids have created their own inventions, have them test using water.
On the Creator Sheet, students will write down any ideas on how they could improve their project, if they wanted to create a new replica.
We would love to see you try this STEM Challenge. Share your results with us through social media!