“We are going to have a STEM Lab next year!”
Myth Number 1: STEM curriculum is not creative. You just build stuff.
Take a look at that photo above. The kids were building a box. The constraints required that the box be a certain size and it had to have a handle. However, what we ran into was that the boxes would not stay closed when picked up by the handle. So, teams had to add a fastener to hold the box closed. Do you see what that team did? Look at the purple arrow. It is showing you the little hook they created to hold their box shut.