This is an engaging STEM or STEAM challenge that is tied to the book The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler. This unit incorporates reading, writing, creative problem solving and engineering skills in a very authentic way. Students apply these skills as they walk through the Engineering Design Process and get a taste of what this process may look like in the real world.
I designed this project to be used in a variety of different ways. It could be taught as a full class or could be integrated into the readers workshop. I have also had students complete this activity individually and in teams. Both worked out really well! As a BONUS I have included an extension menu with 3 extension activities that will challenge and engage students that finish the challenge earlier than others. And the best part, this is all ready to go! Enjoy!
If you like this product, please take a look at my other activities:
Little Red Riding Hood STEM/STEAM Challenge
Reading_Writing Extension Menu
Party Planning Money Math Extension