This is a fun holiday-themed STEM challenge that can be adapted for any grade level. Students must work within a budget to build Santa a parachute that will give him a slow, soft landing onto the rooftops! The activity can be adjusted depending upon how much time you have and which supplies you have on hand.
This packet includes a PowerPoint presentation and video to introduce the activity, student worksheet, and teacher notes. Teacher notes include a suggested timeline and ways to increase the difficulty of the challenge for older students.