Christmas STEM Activity | Design a Gingerbread House STEM Challenge

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  1. Students will love these year-long STEM activities while learning about a variety of topics. These STEM activities are a perfect addition to any STEM unit. Fun and engaging, students learn the importance of design, critical thinking, and communication.  I've tried to make this unit as stress-free an
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Are you looking for fun and creative ways to teach elementary STEM challenges to your students? This Christmas STEM activity is just what you need to engage your students while learning about design and engineering.

If you are struggling to find Christmas STEM activities that teach to the curriculum and require little prep-time, this resource is for you.

STEM Challenges are a fun and engaging way to teach science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Students learn to think creatively and critically by giving them specific criteria for solving a problem while building and designing a gingerbread house.

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This product is for teachers who need ideas for teaching STEM activities and challenges in their classrooms. Students learn how to design, create, and test their work.

This unit includes:

  • Engineering Design Anchor Chart & Posters
  • Parent Letter
  • Gingerbread House Design Challenge 
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Materials List
  • Design Sheet
  • Evaluation Sheet

Plus BONUS for Distance Learning:

  • Link to make a copy of Google Digital Interactive Notebook for student recording
  • Link to make a copy of a Google Slides presentation for the unit

Why You Should Start using STEM Activities In Your Classroom

STEM careers are one of the fastest-growing employment categories globally, which gives us even more of a reason to expose our students to STEM activities! So, how do we integrate STEM into the elementary classroom? With this great idea!

Aligned to:

Common Core State Standards and NGSS

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.


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