Christmas STEM Challenge Candy Cane

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This Candy Cane STEM Challenge turned out to be the most fun! Students must build a structure with a delightful twist. This is perfect for the month of December when you need to keep students engaged, but even after the holiday season, those leftover candy canes can provide a fun challenge.

NOTE: This challenge is available in a money-saving bundle:

What is the challenge?

  • Students are given a task card listing a structure to build.
  • The candy cane must be part of the structure. And, it must have a reasonable function.
  • Students must choose the materials they think will work best with the structure because every group builds something different!
  • To make this even more fun the students determine their materials by using a cost sheet and staying within a budgeted amount of money for “purchasing” the materials.

What are the structures?

  • There are 6 challenge cards!
  • The structures include building a race car, a giraffe, a mini golf hole, a catapult, a musical instrument, or a tower.
  • The constraints for each of these structures are listed on the individual challenge cards.

What do you need?

Suggested materials include CANDY CANES – any size, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, rubber bands, cardboard tubes, string, cups, straws, craft foam, foil, cardboard pieces, construction paper, card stock, masking tape, markers, marbles, and pom-poms. The resource includes ideas for gathering these materials or substituting for them.

This package specifically contains:

  • 6-page teacher's guide
  • Detailed materials list
  • Preparation ideas
  • Step-by-step procedures
  • Challenge Task Cards *editable
  • Cost sheet for the budgeting feature *editable
  • Lab Sheet *editable
  • Sample answers
  • Scoring rubric *editable
  • 2 pages of photos and tips
  • Terms of Use

EDITING AND PRINTING TIP: The editable portion of this file is in PowerPoint format. Before printing, you may need to save the file as a PDF.

How long does this take?

This challenge will need 1 class session (1 hour) to complete.

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