Basket Bounce Paperless STEM Challenge

Basket Bounce Paperless STEM Challenge


In this Easter STEM Challenge, students will design and build a basket that will hold and contain Easter eggs as they participate in a bouncy relay race.

Looking for Easter activities that your students will love but are more than just a craft or activity to pass the time? The Basket Bounce STEM Challenge (or STEAM Challenge) will keep your students engaged in brain-busting work disguised as fun!

The basic premise: 

Individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a basket that will hold and contain Easter eggs as they participate in a bouncy relay race.

  • Directions to conduct the race based on whether students design baskets in groups, partners, or individually are included.


Note: Click here for the printable version of this resource.

Resource includes:

  • NGSS aligned standards, Grades 2 – 8
  • Teacher Tips:
    • Links to my 5-part video series on getting started with STEM challenges
    • Materials and timing
    • Criteria & Constraints (including modifications to increase difficulty for older students)
    • Measuring results
    • Universal STEM Challenge Notes & How to Use Student Handouts
    • Post-design extension activities list
    • Link to a video walk-through of the challenge
  • Student Slides:
    • Criteria & Constraints List (editable slide provided)
    • Results and Design Analysis
    • Discussion Questions
  • Extension templates
    • Compare and Order numbers_v1: whole numbers to hundreds
    • Compare and Order numbers_v2: decimals to thousandths
    • Fraction mix-up: unscramble numerators & denominators to create addends for a given sum
    • Number puzzles: identify what sets of numbers have in common
    • Math Extension: create your own world problems
    • Synonyms and antonyms
    • Process Flow Map

Sample/suggested materials for each student or group:

(Materials you’ll need to do the activity are easily modified.)

Benefits of this STEM Design Challenge:

  • Focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and application of learning
  • Helps students develop growth mindset traits like persistence and resilience
  • High levels of student engagement
  • The potential to hit upon all NGSS ETS standards depending on the depth and number of iterations you choose to implement in your classroom (modifications included)
  • Highly flexible and differentiated for materials, timing, grade levels, and rigor.

Each design iteration should be planned for ~60 min. if you are including data gathering and analysis rather than just building for fun. If you add extension activities, you will need to adjust timing accordingly.

This resource is available in a printable format, as well as in discounted bundles.
























If you prefer to purchase on TpT, click here.
Note: any coupon/promo codes for this site will only work on this site. TpT does not have the option for individual stores to offer promo codes.



There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

You may also like…