STEM Christmas Easy Prep Challenge Toy Sleigh Zip Line

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3rd - 5th
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15 pages
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Here’s a perfect easy prep STEM challenge to try during the busy Christmas holiday season. This will be exciting for your students and you will love the easy prep of this STEM Quick Challenge. Students will be designing a sleigh that will carry toys down a zip line- without dumping any of them out!

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What is the challenge?

This is a Quick Challenge. Students will be building a Santa's sleigh model that will travel down zip line without dumping the toys!

What is your prep?

Materials needed for the STEM Challenge include craft sticks, cardstock, construction paper, string or yarn, straws, pipe cleaners, paper clips, masking Tape, zip line, and TOYS! Our zip line is a piece of fishing line. You can also use plastic cord. For our toys, we used interlocking cubes.

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover sheet
  • Teacher Background
  • 3 pages of Teacher Directions
  • Set of Criteria cards for students (in 3 versions)
  • Lab Sheet with answer samples
  • 2 pages of photos
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use
  • All forms are provided in an editable format!

Simple teacher procedures and tips are included. Just talk about the Criteria of the task, and let them get busy planning, designing, collaborating, and learning!

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