In this design challenge, students will read the storybook Magnets Push, Magnets Pull to learn about how magnets work. The students will receive the following problem; “Jose loves to entertain his community by designing hay mazes every year. He needs some help this year in thinking of a new maze design. Today, you will be putting on your engineering hat to build a maze!” Students will engage in a STEM challenge to design a solvable maze with one entrance and exit that utilizes only a magnet to solve.
Future Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Future Science TEKS covered in this design challenge
Kinder TEKS: K.6B
Grade 1 TEKS: 1.6B
Math TEKS covered in this design challenge
Kinder TEKS: K.2A, K.2C, K.5
Grade 1 TEKS: 1.3D, 1.3E, 1.5A