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These are resources for Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)'s student lesson "Marshmallow Challenge and STEM Reflection" shared on February 23, 2017 at The Oakridge School as part of the "Observable Classrooms" Lesson series during the LLI Conference.

Lesson / Session Description: Design challenges offer engaging ways to help students develop collaboration and problem solving skills as they learn about the design thinking process. Students will participate in the "Marshmallow Challenge" in groups during this lesson, and reflect on their experience using recorded images and audio which are shared back with the group.

Marshmallow Challenge & STEM Reflection by @wfryer

STEM Curiosity Link

The Marshmallow Challenge

  1. Marshmallow Challenge Instructions
  2. Take at least 3 photos during the construction phase of your Marshmallow Challenge.
  3. Measure your tower height in centimeters and submit your results HERE (Google Form link coming)

Reflecting On Learning

  1. Discuss with a partner: What would you do differently if you tried this activity again?
  2. Use the iPad app "Voice Record Pro" (free) to record a 30 second to 2 minute audio reflection answering this reflection question.
  3. Add a photo to your audio reflection and save as a video to your iPad Camera Roll.
  4. Upload your video reflection to our project Padlet (QR code and link in the Google Slideshow above)

Resources for Teachers: