Halloween STEM Challenge Activities

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8 Ratings
Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • PDF
30 pages
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Materials can easily be modified to fit your needs/budget. Lots of modifications included for time and student needs.
I love your STEM challenges! They are well thought out, teacher friendly and so engaging! This set is no exception! Great challenges and thoughtful questioning for students! LOVE! Thanks!


Halloween STEM Challenges are collaborative, brain-busting work disguised as fun! These four STEM activities are easy to edit and can be assigned in printable or Google Slides™ format.


Resource includes:

Four STEM Challenges perfect for Halloween!

  • Pumpkin Pedestal
  • Pirate Ship
  • Eyeball Dish
  • Bug Trap

Editable Student Handouts / Slides*

  • Criteria and Constraints List
  • Design Analysis

*A PDF is provided for print & go. A Google Slides™ version is available to assign to your distance learning kids. The Google Slides™ version is fully editable (aside from the clip art) so you can make tweaks and edits as desired.

Teacher / Parent Tips

  • Video walk-throughs are included for each challenge as well as links to additional STEM Challenge PD videos if you want to learn how to get the most from every STEM Challenge.
    • Challenge walk-throughs discuss how to make adjustments for kids at home vs. kids at school.
    • This is a new resource. The walk-through videos are embedded in the Google Slides™ files.


If you are familiar with the Feel-Good Teaching label, please take note that while these challenges are created by the same author under the Bone Bridge® label, the formats are somewhat different. Please be sure to check out the preview to see what is different. :)


Materials you’ll need to do the activities are easily modified.

Sample/suggested materials for each student or group are shown in the preview (green button under the cover image).

Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
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.


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