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Christmas STEM Makerspace - Elf Workshop or Santas Workshop Challenges & Writing

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
Standards
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32 pages
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Description

Students will enjoy practicing the engineering design process with this fun holiday STEM Activity in which they will get to be one of Santa's elves designing festive holiday challenges. They'll plan, design, test, and redesign their creations using an adorable recording sheet and then they can put their "How To" descriptive writing skills to the test.

STUDENT'S CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Santa needs your help making spirit’s bright!

Choose a challenge to bring some joy to the North Pole.

INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT:

- Teacher Instructions & Helpful Materials

- Printable or Projectable "STEM Elf Workshop" Cover

- Printable or Projectable "Santa's Workshop" Cover

- 12 STEM Challenge Task Cards (color)

- 12 STEM Challenge Task Cards (B&W)

- Supplementary Printables for STEM Challenges (color and B&W)

- Student Challenge and Design Sheet (six versions)

- "How To" Writing Graphic Organizers (three versions)

- "How To" Writing Final Draft Sheet (four versions)

VOCABULARY:

Engineering

Design

Redesign

Model

Cross Cutting Concepts (CCCs):

Cause & Effect

Patterns

Science and Engineering Practice (SEPs):

Developing & Using Models

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

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Wishing you a class full of curious minds, always!

SCIENCEcerely,

Me

Terms of Use:

All rights reserved. Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for individual classroom use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written permission from the author or additional license purchase.

Copyright © 2019 Teaching With Potential (formerly SCIENCEcerely, Me by Erin Hansen)

Find my blog at www.teachingwithpotential.com and follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram @teachingwithpotential.

Total Pages
32 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
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.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
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.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-3
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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