STEM Challenge: Build with Straws


Who knew that a bag of straws could be perfect for five must-try STEM projects?!



–> Build straw towers,

–> Design weight bearing bridges,

–> Make a raft,

–> Create straw mazes,

–> And build straw rockets that really fly!


The center cards, posters, record sheets and easy to follow directions are great to use as STEM centers, makerspaces or science centers.

Grab ALL of our STEM challenges (including this one!) HERE.


“This was a great addition to my STEM bins. I was able to use the different challenges to add novelty while keeping the materials the same.” – Christy M.

“My students love to build with STEM cards. I try to change them up based on the theme we are doing each week, and I love your resources.” – Claudia R.

“Love the straw bridge stem activity for my first graders!” – Lianne P.

“Great for a STEM center or Brain Break Box. Thank you for a simple activity that introduces the STEM thinking process.” – Monica B.

“Fun activity, and team building strategy! The kids loved it!” – Alisha C.

“Super fun activity for my after school enrichment class!” – Elaine S.