STEM Design Challenge: Edible Cars

Grades 6-8 / Science / Engineering
Lesson Objective
Use engineering design process to construct edible cars
14 min
Questions to Consider
How does Ms. Manning give students both freedom and structure?
What elements make this project a strong assessment?
Notice how Ms. Manning focuses on skills rather than content. Why does she do this? What effect does this have?

Supporting Materials

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  • Team Name and Logo Design Template

  • Rubric for Edible Car Contest

  • Rules for Edible Car Contest

  • Parent Letter

  • Participant Activity Sheet

  • Edible Cars Schedule

  • Job Descriptions and Building Procedures

  • Edible Car Reflection Sheet

  • Edible Car Script

  • Edible Car Contest Supplies

  • Edible Car Project Overview

  • Edible Car Contest Handbook

  • Edible Car Contest Blueprint

  • Checklist for Edible Car

  • Edible Car Choose Your Team Sheet

  • Edible Car Contest Program Transcript

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