Are you looking for a fun STEM activity that connects to the book If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen? Designing a Wind Car STEM Challenge gives students the opportunity to design and create a wind car. Google Slides are included. It is a fun team building activity that gets students thinking critically as they design and build a car after reading the book. STEM Wind Car Lab is an activity that engages students in thinking through the Engineering Next Generation Science Standards. It can be used anytime of the year or used as an Earth Day or March Challenge. Students plan and construct a wind car using only a few productive resources. Economics is integrated into the lab through discussions and understanding scarcity, human, natural, and capital resources. Students collect the data of the distance their cars traveled. Through this experience students will learn many concepts as they are engaged in a FUN activity!
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