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Winter STEM Challenge Igloo Design

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2nd - 5th
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It's January and winter time! Here’s another great way to integrate winter studies with a terrific STEM challenge! Using only two materials students build an igloo model and problem-solve through the challenging roof and doorway! Your kids will love this challenge and you will love the ease of setting it up!

This challenge is available in a money-saving bundle.

What is the challenge?

This challenge is to build a model of an igloo. What sets this task apart is the building materials. Students will only have a few, but must still collaborate well in order to make the best use of those supplies. They need to make a circular igloo with a domed roof and an opening with a tunnel. The supplies are easy to gather! Best of all, prep is super simple! Your students will love this experience with igloos and you will love watching the teamwork and creativity as they problem-solve.

What is your prep?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes cotton balls, packing peanuts, cardboard tubes, index cards- two sizes, toothpicks, and paper plates.

The package specifically includes:

  • Cover
  • Teacher background
  • Materials and preparation page
  • 4 pages of teacher directions
  • Constraints list in two versions
  • 4 pages of photographs
  • Lab sheet
  • Extra page of information about the igloos
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use

All forms are provided in an editable format. Student answer sheets are not included, but samples from student work are included in the teacher direction pages. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions to complete.

This challenge works so perfectly with two more snow challenges:

Or save money and grab the bundle of all three snow challenges!

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