If you’re new to teaching STEM, introducing it to students can feel like learning to speak a new language.
For those of us who started teaching years ago, combining science, technology, engineering, and math is a completely different way of teaching than we’re accustomed to using.
So I’m all about the simple STEM challenges at home and in the classroom. If you can take the mystery out of STEM, it suddenly starts to make sense – to us and to our students.
Which is where these printable weight STEM challenge cards come in handy!
These are perfect for a quick STEM activity at science centers, in small groups, and for after-school assignments.
They’d also be excellent if you’re homeschooling and trying to implement more STEM education this year.
And they’re no prep!
Read on to get your set of these STEM challenge cards – free!
And, for more ways to use STEM, take a look at our list of 20 STEM activities you can do when distance learning!
Printable Weight STEM Challenge Cards for Kids
To use these weight STEM challenge cards, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Bucket balance scale or digital classroom scale (depending on grade level)
These are so simple for students in early grades!
Use the supplies list to gather basic items, such as marbles, bolts, sticks, leaves, and rubber bands.
Then count out the number of items on each card.
Use a scale to determine which group of items weighs more and let students record their findings.
You can use this activity as a bridge to discuss gravity (which affects how we perceive weight), measurement, and even comparing numbers.
Once all of the challenge cards have been completed, let your students present their findings.
Depending on their grade level, they can even report the specific weights of each group of objects and calculate the difference.
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