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Paper Plate Maze STEM Challenge

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Paper Plate Maze STEM Challenge

What child doesn’t like mazes? They can be found at farms during Halloween time, in the dollar section in travel booklets or even in an Arcade. For this activity, kids can create their own maze – making it as easy or twisty as they want. Using different materials for the maze makes this the perfect STEM experiment!

Note: this activity could possibly use a hot glue gun, in which case should be done by an adult.

Supplies

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  • Paper plates
  • Tacky glue or hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Materials: straws, cardboard, yarn, etc to make maze
  • Marbles or little balls

Instructions

Cut materials in lengths you would like. For ours, we used smoothie straws and pipe cleaners we had on hand to see if there was a difference.

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Glue your materials/design on the paper plate.

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Place your balls at the start and see if you can successfully make it to the finish of your maze!

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Photographs and content by: Heather Kucenski

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