Christmas STEM -Help! Santa's Reindeer flew away and left Santa behind! Your students need to build a way for Santa to deliver the toys. Teach your students math, science and critical thinking skills this December. This STEM project requires students to plan, use a budget, and build from a list of supplies.
Suggested Plan of Implementation:
Prior Week: Send home the parent letter requesting supplies. Gather needed materials.
Day One – Introduce and discuss “The Problem” slide. Introduce the STEM Challenge.
Day Two – Introduce and discuss the budget options. Use the planning page to illustrate or write out the building idea.
Day Three – “Purchase” supplies for the build. Work on budget. Begin the building process.
Day Four – Work on and complete the structure.
Day Five – Complete the Self-Evaluation Page. Modify if desired.
This is certainly not the only way to use these materials. They are designed to be flexible and be used to best suit each classroom and teacher based on the ability of the learner, time constraints and teacher preference.
Please check the preview to see what is included!
You will get:
Build a Santa Template
The Problem: Slide to display, discuss or print for students
The Challenge: Slide to display, discuss or print for students
NGSS Standards Covered
Plan of Implementation
STEM Challenge Journal page (or stand alone printable)
Budget Spending Page
Budget Planning Page
Parent Letter Requesting Supplies
You may benefit from my STEM Holiday Bundle
Or, you may be interested in these other STEMS:
STEM Mega Bundle - A Growing Bundle for the Year
The Gingerbread Man STEM
Christmas Tree STEM
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