Saturday, August 20, 2016

Monthly STEM Challenge for September

I am so excited about our first school-wide monthly STEM challenge!  This one requires very few materials!  All you need is a pack of assorted balloons from the Dollar Tree and a roll of masking tape (also from the Dollar Tree).  Each month, I also add a book or two and I love these two!

Stay tuned for pictures of our balloon towers once school starts!  Click here to purchase this monthly STEM challenge pack!

Here are some of our finished balloon towers!

Our tallest free-standing balloon tower was 64 inches tall.  We used a pack of 25 assorted balloons per group!


  1. I want to try this! Can't wait to see pics! My goal is to implement a school wide challenge each month as the STEM instructional coach. I purchased your packet. Keep the ideas coming! THANKS A BUNCH!

  2. We will be tackling this one next week! Will be posting pics soon!

  3. This looks awesome! I wish our school allowed latex.

  4. Hi,

    Great STEM project. I was wondering if this would be too elementary to do in a 7th grade math class. I was thinking about possibly increasing the rigor a little but just thought I would get your thoughts.


  5. I love this idea! Can I use a picture and a link back here in a post on STEM activities?

  6. Did the kids blow up/tie their own balloons? I am thinking of doing this for a 1st or 2nd grade challenge

  7. How did you blow up all of the balloons and where did you store them before the activity?


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