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STEM Challenge Week 6

It’s already week 6 of our STEM at Home Challenges! Visit our blog every Thursday to see our latest STEM challenge and share your creations on Facebook using #CMMSSTEMChallenge or by emailing marketing@childrensmanor.com.

Your Goal:

Use your engineering science skills to build a simple pulley system that can move a cup of water or a toy. Think back and use the knowledge about simple machines that you learned in circle time last week! Please share photos of your creation with marketing@childrensmanor.com by Monday, May 11, 2020.

Materials:
    • You can use anything you can find in your house, but here are some ideas:
      • Cardboard
      • Scissors
      • Glue
      • String or rope
      • Wooden skewer or stick
      • A plastic bottle and bottle cap
      • A wheel (if you have one)
      • A bucket
Process: 
  1. Brainstorm: How does a pulley work? What is a pulley? How can we make one that will move water or a toy with items found around our house? Draw it out on paper first! You can find some inspiration here.
  2. Gather & Create: Get creative and gather items from around your house that you can use to make a pulley system. Build your pulley system and test if it can transport water or a small toy.
  3. Results: Share a photo of you and your pulley system with us at marketing@childrensmanor.com so we can show off your engineering skills! If you would also like to take a video of your system in action, please share that on your SeeSaw Class Journal for your classmates to see!

We can’t wait to see what you create!