Challenge your students to design and build a maraca using an empty plastic bottle, toilet paper roll/cardboard tubes, colored paper, and rice grains. The maraca must stay intact despite vigorous shaking for at least one minute.
Task and materials can be modified, and ways to do so are stated in the guide for teachers that is included in the resource.
This resource contains the following:
- Notes to Teacher
- Cinco de Mayo/Maracas Trivia
- Ideas for STEAM Links
- Suggested Materials
- Photos of Possible Finished Product
- STEM Challenge Cards
- Planning and Reflection Sheets
- STEM Vocabulary Sheets
- Sheets with Alternative Spelling (UK/Australia/Canada)
Read more about Holidays Around the World STEM Challenges HERE.