Another great Project Based Cooperative Learning activity. Have students practice S.T.E.M, literature and writing with Himalaya Survival. This project gives groups the scenario of a crashed plane in the cold mountain peaks. Similar to Island Survival PBL, the students have a list of items found in suitcases, but these items are very different. Food items, tools and medicine are chosen from printable item cards randomly. Groups will have to decide how to take care of injured survivors, make meal rations, devise a way to melt snow to get drinking water and deign a sled to move across the snow. In the end, they must make a comic story of their rescue. There is so much to do in this activity, it'll keep them active for days.
This project steps it up a notch with more customizable options, including blank item cards. Everything you need is here along with instructions and suggestions.