Snowflake STEM Challenge | Winter STEM Activity | Engineering

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Description

This Snowflake STEM challenge is designed to help your students think outside the box and learn how the world works. This Snow flake STEM lesson helps students explore the engineering design process using common materials.

The STEM Process:

Present the STEM challenge: Construct a model of a snowflake that shows its true shape and can hang up to look like it is falling from the sky.

Materials Needed

We've included a list for material recommendations, but this challenge can be done with materials you have on hand, such as popsicle sticks, cotton swabs, pipe cleaners, toothpicks, etc.

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  • Step-by-Step lesson plans
  • STEM Challenge worksheets for each step of the design process
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Explore science connections with QR codes and an infographic
  • Materials List
  • Ask Poster
  • STEM Challenge Poster
  • Recording Sheets
  • Engineering Design Process posters
  • Self/Group Evaluation Checklist

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
NGSSK-2-ETS1-2
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.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-3
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-1
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.

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