Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity

Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity
Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity
Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity
Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity
Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity
Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity
Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity
Build a Sled Winter STEM Activity
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Make learning fun with this Winter STEM Challenge

With this Winter STEM Project, students receive a letter from the STEM snowman stating that they forgot to bring a sled to play with their friends. In order to go sledding, they will need to build a sled using only the materials provided. This is an excellent engaging activities for students to work on during the winter months!

This activity helps students develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Aligns with NGSS(Next Generation Science Standards).


  • Teacher Instructions
  • Winter STEM Journal
  • Student Instructions
  • Student Planning Pages
  • Student Reflection Sheets
  • NGSS Standards for activity

Material List:

  • Scissors
  • Straws
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Pennies or Washers (for weight)
  • Cardboard (Cereal Boxes or Shoe Boxes)

*You will also need a wood plank or a slide in order to test the sleds.

What Teachers are Saying About this Winter STEM Resource!

"Although this says 1st-4th grade I used this as an activity with my 5th graders at our Winter Themed Party we had the day before we went off on break. I wanted to do something fun and engaging as well as STEM based. My 5th graders loved it. We were still having races 10 minutes after the dismissal bell rang. My students got extremely creative with it and honestly learned some great things about friction! Thank you!" - Shannon T.

"I modified this activity for a 7th grade enrichment class to help students build upon their teamwork skills. I also repeated the activity a couple times and allowed the students to provide each other with feedback and make revisions between designs. The activity had easy set up and monitoring. It was also really fun! I would definitely recommend this activity." - Andrea L.

"My students loved this activity. We are in Alaska and it helped them understand how much hard work goes into actually making a sled. Thank you!"

"Our gifted K students loved this activity!" - Linda Z.

"Another great activity we used during our Olympic study. The students loved testing out their sleds and then made changes as needed." - Kristen H.

"Great resource! This challenge was engaging and thoroughly enjoyed by my third graders!"

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Aligns to NGSS:

Grades K-2

K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design

Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

Grades 3-5

3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design

Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design

Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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