Category Archives: Weekly Challenges

2020-21 Weekly Challenge #17: Roller Coasters

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

Rollercoasters are all about physics! Unlike most moving vehicles, cars, trains, and buses that rely on engines, rollercoasters rely on gravitational potential energy. What goes up, must come down.
For this week’s Weekly Challenge, you will be building your own roller coaster.  Visit the Instructables website linked below to find templates you can print and cut out.  Or, use your own materials and come up with your own design.  Get creative and don’t forget to share your work using the submission link below!

Instructables Website (with instructions and templates): https://www.instructables.com/Create-Your-Own-Roller-Coaster-With-Downloadable-P/?utm_source=teachernewsletter&utm_medium=email

Submit Your Work Here: https://forms.gle/7csLBcnVF1xHvyGX6

2020-21 Weekly Challenge #16: Intro to Opera

Art requires creativity and imagination and enhances flexibility, adaptability, productivity, responsibility and innovation – all required skills for a successful career in any field of study.  
The ‘A’ in STEAM represents ‘Art’ which includes music.

source: https://sproutsupplies.com/blog/steam-the-importance-of-art-in-stem-education/

For this week’s Weekly Challenge, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the world of opera.  There are several different learning choices.  Pick as many activities as you’d like and then demonstrate your learning by creating a product.

You are welcome to find other resources of your own.  Have fun!

Submit Your Work Here: https://forms.gle/UmK5n4AXx9V5gpG78

NOTE:  There is a Marvelous World of Opera badge available if you’re interested.  Get a copy of the recording sheet here: https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/eybadgepage/fine-arts-badges?authuser=0

2020-21 Weekly Challenge #15: Snowflakes

image source: https://pixabay.com/vectors/flake-snow-snow-flake-snowflake-2029377/

Whether you’re creating one with a folded piece of paper and pair of scissors or you’re learning about the science and math behind them…
Snowflakes are so FASCINATING!

For this week’s Weekly Challenge, you have several different learning choices.  Pick as many activities as you’d like and then demonstrate your learning by creating a product.

Feel free to find other snowflake resources!  Learn something new and have fun creating!
Submit Your Work Here: https://forms.gle/xis68jyeLR31efLj7

2020 – 21 Weekly Challenge #14: Paper Tower Challenge

Week of December 7 – 11

For this week’s weekly challenge, you will be building a freestanding structure that is as tall as possible and is made of only paper!

Rules:

  • Use only 20 sheets of paper.
  • No tape, staples, paper clips or glue, but you may cut or rip the paper.
  • Use printer paper only!
  • Once you’ve built your structure as tall as possible with your 20 sheets of paper, measure it – use inches as your unit of measure.

When you are finished with your structure, and you’ve measured it, take a picture of your structure with your iPad.

Submit your picture and your measurement via this Google Form link: https://forms.gle/gcZPMXShSm1wLWur6

 

 

 

2020-21 Weekly Challenge #13: Word Art

Week of November 16-20

For this week’s Weekly Challenge, you will be creating a piece of word art using the following website:  https://wordart.com/

Some ideas for your Word Art:

  • Type your name and your family members/friends’ names
  • Type the things you are thankful for
  • Type your favorites (food, music, color, artist, subject, etc.)
  • Type in the names of your favorite books/characters
  • Type in words associated with your favorite seasons

Suggestion…Create several different pieces of word art using the website and experiment with different shapes, fonts, colors, etc.  After you’ve created a few, submit your favorite creation using this link: https://forms.gle/sJ3yKxaTVeYqQYvBA

2020-21 Weekly Challenge #12: Paper Plate Design

For this week’s Weekly Challenge, you are going to create something using a paper plate.

When you’re finished with the challenge, submit your work using the Google Form: https://forms.gle/KKW9RsmEhqp3TVoz7
Take it a step further and complete the STEAM with Paper Plates Badge:
 Google Docs Version:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BwkfibE0T1CVYxPu6QK_vzUi8Msst2bM9D4rYSKp9G0/copy
PDF Version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KhyTn3_Kmx5ZKQdDV2jSUtYyx694zzN4/view?usp=sharing

2020-21 Weekly Challenge #11: Organizing Data

We are surrounded by information (data) and it’s important to organize it into presentable and easy to understand ways!
For this week’s Weekly Challenge, you are going to display some information.  You can choose the topic and the way you represent it.   You must also include 5 questions that can be answered from your information.
If you need some inspiration, you can watch The Great Graph Contest.

When you’re finished with the challenge, submit your work using the Google Form: https://forms.gle/KKW9RsmEhqp3TVoz7

 

2020-21 Weekly Challenge #10: If I had a million…

If I had a million…

For this week’s Weekly Challenge, you will explore the length of ONE MILLION objects.  You have two options for your recording sheet:  you can either print a copy or fill out a digital version.

When you’re finished with the challenge, submit your work using the Google Form: https://forms.gle/KKW9RsmEhqp3TVoz7

For inspiration, listen to How Much Is A Million by David M. Schwartz.

 

2020-21 Weekly Challenge #8: Character Quotes

For this week’s Weekly Challenge, follow these simple steps…

Step 1:  Download Adobe Spark Post for Graphics from Manager.  Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to login.  You can also go to https://spark.adobe.com/sp/ on a computer.

Step 2:  Create a new project that includes a quote from a character in a book you’ve read or from a book you’re currently reading.  Be sure to add the title of the book and the author.

Step 3:  Download your project and submit it here: https://forms.gle/WWvUAwLg3iRZkMCQ6

Don’t forget to check back next week to see the highlighted projects!