Winter STEM Challenges (January)
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Science, Winter, Engineering
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
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This winter themed STEM/STEAM package is perfect to engage your elementary engineers in January! Three STEM challenges and one Bonus Brainbuilder are provided and can be completed as stations or in isolation.
- Sledding Ramp
- Hibernation Station
- Snowball Structure
- Bonus Brainbuilder: Snowflake Symmetry
- Detailed Lesson Plan with Standards, Supply Checklists, and Suggested Read Alouds
- Digital Google Slides Notebook for Paperless Recording
- Key Visual Vocabulary Chart
- Photos of Possible Products
- Digital Anchor Chart
- Student Instructions
- QR Code Research Videos and Website
- Differentiated Student Recording Sheets (K-1st and 2nd-5th)
- Reflection Discussion Chart
- Grading Rubric
- Supply Request Letter for Parents
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Kelly McHaffie –
Brooke’s STEM packets are always packed with engaging and fun learning activities for students and teachers alike. Thank you! -Kelly McHaffie
Teach In A Jeep –
These make great morning work and reward activities! They have fun but they are engaged and learning! Love the format and ease of implementation. -Teach In A Jeep
inspire love learn –
Kids had an absolute blast building the sledding ramps. Teacher across the hall saw what we were doing and bought the bundle, too. Then we had a competition to see who’s “sled” could go the farthest! Awesome fun from an awesome product. Brooke’s STEM products are the best! -inspire love learn
Heather Hocks –
Such a fun an engaging resource! We would complete one STEM activity every Friday as our school did not have a specific science curriculum. My students were SO engaged and learned to be such great problem solvers! I loved it so much I purchased the STEM Challenges All Year Resource. -Heather Hocks
Esther E G. –
My gems are creative and inquisitive. I carved in special time into our weekly curriculum to celebrate S.T..E.M on Fridays; it fits perfectly with our PBIS Fun Friday activities. We completed the snowball structure challenge and they had so much fun; time flew by without them realizing they didn’t get the extra recess. They didn’t care!? Thank you for this resource. -Esther E G.
Darlene M. –
I used this resource with my transition aged students. So far we have completed the snowball structure activity and the sledding activity. Beautiful resource. Everyone enjoyed it. -Darlene M.
Heather M. –
I purchased this resource for the build a snowball activity, and it was a blast! Students had a lot of fun working in groups to decide on the best way to build their snowball. There were many lessons we were able to talk about; working together, finding best volume, best structure shape. I loved walking around listening to the groups as they worked. -Heather M.
Nicole Blondo –
This are really low prep STEM challenges. It was easy to plan, set up and use in my classroom. Students were engaged and loved each challenge! It is something I will continue to use in the future. -Nicole Blondo
Molly T. –
My kids really enjoy these monthly themed STEM projects. They’re well put together and I appreciate the video links that accompany each activity. -Molly T.
Caroline G. –
The students loved these STEM activities, especially the snowflake making one! It was seasonal and was good for team work and cooperation with each other. Very appropriate for second grade, too. Thanks! -Caroline G.
Lana M. –
My students really enjoyed the STEM activities. They were engaged and were excited to share what they created and what they learned. I loved the visuals included for launching the activities. The challenges were also a great addition to some of the science learning outcomes. -Lana M.
Ursula I. –
I use these each month with my students. They love these activities, and they are a great way to engage students in problem-solving and creativity. -Ursula I.
Molly H. –
My students love hands on activities and I love doing STEM projects with them! This was a great resource to use when coming back to school after winter break! -Molly H.
The One with the Colorful Classroom –
I used this for a STEM after school program that I teach virtually. The students loved all of the projects! The embedded videos and planning sheets are wonderful, especially for virtual learning. -The One with the Colorful Classroom
Molly T. –
I used the sled ramps for my 3-5 and hibernation station with my K-2 students. Both were a big success! I love these resources that have everything ready to be used with little to no prep! Both activities were very engaging and the kids had fun! -Molly T.