I’m so happy you’ve decided to do these engineering mystery challenges with your class! These challenges are a great way to channel the energy and imagination running through your classroom in December into something meaningful and fun for students. These quick, low prep tasks are great for all elementary aged students. I’ve put a variety of 20 unique challenges in this resource.
The great thing about these mystery challenges is that pretty much any supply you have on hand will work! You can collect items that would normally be tossed or recycled to use for these challenges. I love to use this as a way to clean out the cabinets in my classroom, finding odds and ends that I’ve collected over the years. ☺ I like students to see how ordinary items can be repurposed into a fun learning experience!
*There are also some challenges that are more winter themed for students that do not celebrate Christmas.
Included in this resource:
Directions and Helpful Hints
Photos to help you prep your activity
Labels for Student Bags/Containers
Student Response Sheet
If you enjoy using this resource I also have a Valentine's Edition, which can be found by clicking HERE