Looking for a low prep, engaging, hands on STEM challenge for the month of February? Look no further! This differentiated Candy Heart STEM Love Note Challenge will get your students working together, problem solving, and using their math, science, and engineering skills
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How Does This Challenge Work?
The premise of the challenge is this: 3 animals have written love letters to their loves, but Cupid just had his wings waxed in preparation for Valentine’s Day and can’t fly to pick them up. The letters are coded, so students must work together to crack the code and figure out which animal sent the letter. Then, students must use the materials Cupid provided (tape and conversation hearts) to make a raft that will carry the love letter to Love Island where Cupid is currently located.
Students will ONLY use the candy hearts and tape to make the boat.
This Resource Includes:
Letter to the Teacher
Pictures, Instructions, Tips, & Tricks
Note from Cupid (3 versions)
Crack the Code Love Letters (3 animals with 3 versions each)
--Monkey: count, add, subtract
--Frog: count, add, subtract
--Pig: count, add, subtract
--Answer Keys for Love Letters
Love Note Float Recording Sheets (4 versions)
Raft Testing Station Sign
Extension Activities: candy heart tower & candy heart float
Explanation of Buoyancy Poster
Explanation Why Tape? Poster
Besides the resources included in this download, you will also need
conversation hearts (1-3 bags, depending on the size of your class)
a tub/container to fill with water
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Dissolving Candy Heart Science
Valentine's Day Candy Science and STEM Bundle (includes THIS resource)
Valentine's Day All Subject Activities
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