Snowman Stretch Winter STEM Challenge Paperless

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Snowman Stretch Winter STEM Challenge Paperless

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Working against a criteria/constraints list individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build the tallest free-standing snowman possible. (Option 2: Students design and build a snowman of greatest volume possible.)

Looking for a fun Christmas or winter activity that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and/or math? Winter STEM / STEAM Challenges are the perfect activities because they engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as fun!

The basic premise:

Working against a criteria/constraints list individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build the tallest free-standing snowman possible. (Option 2: Students design and build a snowman of greatest volume possible.)

 


Note: This is the digital format, compatible with Google Slides ™.

For the print version, click here.


Resource includes:

  • NGSS aligned standards, Grades 2 – 8
  • Teacher Tips:
    • Links to my 5-part video series on getting started with STEM challenges
    • Materials and timing
    • Criteria & Constraints (including modifications to increase difficulty for older students)
    • Measuring results
    • Universal STEM Challenge Notes & How to Use Student Slides
    • Post-design extension activities list
    • Link to a video walk-through of the challenge
  • Student Slides
    • Criteria & Constraints List (editable)
    • Design Analysis
    • Discussion Questions
  • Extension templates
    • Process flow map
    • Create & solve math problems based on designs
    • Video/website linked slides
    • Design an Experiment for Melting Ice
      • Walks students through the steps of the scientific method to design an experiment to melt ice. Sample answer key included.
    • Observation recording slides for melting ice experiment

Sample/suggested materials for each student or group:

(Materials you’ll need to do the activity are easily modified. You don’t need to provide all of the following materials. Select a subset and/or add in your own ideas.)

For each student or group:

  • Bag of cotton balls and/or 3 pieces of tissue paper and/or 5 sheets of copy paper
  • Straws (5 – 10)
  • Pipe cleaners (5 – 10)
  • Tape (24 in.)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape

This resource is also available in print format and as part of the Christmas/Winter and the Mega STEM Challenge bundles. Click through below:

 

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