Winter Olympics 2022 STEM Challenge | Ice Skating Activities

Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Looking for a FUN winter STEM activity to engage your students in using academic skills to solve real-world problems? This will enhance learning about winter sports during the Olympics 2022 this year. Try this ice skating-themed activity where students will learn about ice skating, skates, magnets, number patterns, force, and motion while designing a magnetic ice skater that follows number patterns around a rink.

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Focus: Design, Reading, Comprehension, Writing, Science & Math

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg. 3 STEM Ice Skating (Teacher Info.)

Pg. 4 Suggested Lesson Plan


Pg. 6 5E Lesson Plan

Pg. 7 Journal Cover (Optional)

Pg. 8 KWL Chart for Ice Skating

Pg. 9 & 10 Ice Skating Reading & Comprehension Questions

Pg. 11 The PROBLEM - Students are given a problem to solve.

Pg. 12 DESIGN IT! Decide how to make a Magnetic Skater (after Sorting)

Pg. 13 REFLECTION (for after the STEM Challenge)

Pg. 14- 17 Primary and Intermediate Writing Paper for Optional Writing Extension Activity

Pg. 18 Rubric for Writing

Pg. 19 Sorting Mat for Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Items

Pg. 20-23 Speed Skater and Hockey Players Stand-Ups (in color and blk/white)


Pg. 25-32 Different Number Pattern Ice Rink Mats (for moving your magnetic skater) Gameboard Style and challenging non-Gameboard.

Pg. 33 Letter to Parents for making a Home Connection

Pg. 24 The Problem (Optional Page to add your own materials and time if you have different objects to test with magnets)

Pg. 35-37 Answer Keys

Pg. 38-41 PHOTOS of Product in Action

Pg. 42 Credits


Materials needed to complete the entire unit:

magnets, objects that are magnetic and non-magnetic, tape

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40 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


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