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Your class will have their best Christmas ever with Christmas Read Aloud STEM Challenges!
Includes 4 Christmas Activities and lessons as amazing companion activities to our favorite Christmas Read Aloud Books: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, Olive, The Other Reindeer by J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh, The Gingerbread Man by Eric Kimmel, and How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace.
Create a Gingerbread Disguise. Trap an Elf. Build a Polar Express Maze. Help Olive the other Reindeer fly. Your students will love this STEM bundle!
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.
Each Activity Includes:
-Student Planning and Reflection Pages
ALIGNS TO NGSS
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
K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
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
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.