STEM Ski Lift Chairs Easy Prep Challenge

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4th - 5th
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Here’s a perfect easy prep STEM challenge to celebrate winter and winter sports! Students create a ski lift chair and the skier! Each group will divide into two teams- one to build the chair and the other to design the skier. Students are so creative in adding ski outfits to these models!

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What is the challenge?

Students are creating a ski lift passenger carrier and the skier. Detailed instructions are not included, although you will find that in STEM Challenges and STEM Activities from Teachers are Terrific! Rather, this exploration is just that- an exploration time with limited supplies and spectacular results! Your students will love the freedom of a quick challenge as they get right to work and learn as they go!

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
  • 3 pages of Photos
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use
  • And just for you – all forms are provided in an editable format!

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

What is your prep?

Materials needed for the STEM Challenge include craft sticks, straws, string, clothespins, cotton swabs, scrap construction paper, foil, and masking tape. You will also need to assemble a ski lift line. Photos and tips for doing this are included and it is optional. You can just hang your ski lift chairs without a movable line.

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