A few days ago I was putting together some containers of STEM materials, using straws for the challenge, and heard a student say this:
“I see straws in those bins. We use a lot of straws!”
Yes, we do! In fact, we use so many straws for challenges that I asked for straws to be added to our school supply list this year! So now I have one entire cabinet filled with straws. Just for fun, we counted the boxes one day and there were 40. FORTY. That is 4000 straws, just in boxes. There are also smaller boxes and bags, and more bags, and even more boxes.
Well, I asked for them! Right? But why?
Let me show a little we have done with straws!
This is going to be a quick look at some of our challenges. If possible I have linked these back to blog posts of the past that would give you more details.
So, now, you ask,
“Why do we use so many straws?”
Because, my friends, they do not cost very much! I have FIFTEEN classes of STEM each week. I cannot spend a lot of money.
Advice: Ask parents to send in straws. And another little giblet of knowledge for you is this: The best straw you can get is from the Dollar Tree!
For those of you wondering about the waste and where all this plastic ends up- we reuse straws so many times. I save the pieces in large containers and we use them over and over!
So what are you waiting for? Get some straws!