Winter STEM Challenge Calendar: Fun with Math, Science, and Engineering

Vivify STEM
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  1. Keep students engaged all year long with this bundle of STEM activities for every school break or during school closings! This bundle includes 22 weeks of unique daily STEM activities that can be completed at home. Perfect for summer holidays, spring break, or winter break to keep students learning.
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Our favorite Christmas STEM - science, engineering, and math challenges! These Winter STEM activities (appropriate for the Northern Hemisphere) are straightforward and accessible to students of all levels with little or no supplies needed. Get them up, outside, and exploring the world! Students will pop frozen bubbles, make fake snow, build a catapult, create a wrapping paper bridge, and much more!

The daily activities will incorporate math concepts, scientific thinking, critical thinking, communication, creativity, and real-world problem solving. Recommended for upper elementary and middle school grades, and students can easily apply skills applicable to their level.

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

**Calendar includes two months of weekday activities along with a link to an editable version of the calendar.**

Math Monday

Students apply math concepts to real world scenarios. Examples: Double the recipe for holiday cookies.

Outdoor Tuesday

Students get outside and explore nature! Examples: Nature seems bare in the winter. Go outside and find some!

Science Wednesday

Students explore scientific concepts with hands-on experiments and observations with common items. Examples: Make your own fake snow!

Engineering Thursday

Students will explore engineering through design and building activities using household items. Examples: Design a bridge from discarded wrapping paper.

Fun Friday

Students get a mix of science, engineering, and math activities with the goal to have some fun. Examples: Make holiday goop.

Looking for more STEM lessons? Find the Vivify resource guide here: bit.ly/VivifyResourceGuide

About STEM Challenges: Click here to learn more about the 3 Stages of STEM. STEM challenges are an engaging way to incorporate the engineering design process into your classroom or afterschool program! These hands-on activities allow students to work in teams, apply the engineering design process, and connect science topics to real-world applications. The teacher will provide the structure to the project, but students will take an active role in designing and building their own device.

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