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Make learning fun with this Winter STEM project!
Students love completing this winter STEM challenge! Students receive a letter from the STEM snowman that the kids in their neighborhood are having a snowball fight. In order to win, the snowball fight they will need to build a catapult to launch snowballs using only the materials provided. This is an excellent engaging activities for students to work on during the winter months!
This activity helps students develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
Aligns with NGSS(Next Gen Science Standards).
What Teachers are Saying About this Winter STEM Resource:
"I did this activity during a stem conference and it was a lot of fun. I can't wait until i do it tomorrow with my students." - Jodi R.
"Was the perfect activity for the last day before Winter Break. Thank you!" - Catherine T.
"I gave this as a "holiday" present for my students this past winter break. Not only did I have students who tried it at home and worked on it for a few days, but they also had siblings joining in and full family discussions! Cool!" - Victoria W.
More Winter STEM Activities that your students will love!
Aligns to NGSS:
K-2-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.