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Worthwhile Winter STEM Activity: Sleigh/Sled & Slope

You are almost to Winter Break and this winter STEM activity is just what you need to solve every teacher’s dilemma during this time of year–how can you have fun and enjoy the holidays without wasting instructional time? STEM Challenges … the answer is always STEM Challenges!! Premise of Sleigh/Sled & Slope In Sleigh/Sled &

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In Reindeer Relay, students design the reindeer antlers to transport and transfer Christmas decorations during a relay race.

December STEM Challenge: Riveting Reindeer Relay

As the holiday break inches ever closer, keeping students engaged in academic work can be an uphill battle! Engaging winter or Christmas classroom activities like this December STEM challenge are the perfect way to get kids excited to work collaboratively in deep critical thinking and problem solving! This week’s December STEM challenge is one of

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Candy Cane Calamity is a Christmas STEM activity challenging students to design and build a way to safely “mail” two candy canes in one paper bag package without breakage.

Festive Winter/Christmas STEM Activity: Candy Cane Calamity

Congratulations, teachers! You are almost to a beautiful, well-deserved Christmas/Winter break, but getting to that finish line can be its own impossible challenge! The kids’ brains are toast, and (likely) so is yours!  But because you are a responsible adult, you don’t want to throw in the towel too early and risk wasting instructional time,

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Halloween Activity - Ghost Pulley STEM - Cotton ball ghosts on paper plate, string & carabiner pulley system

Halloween Activity & Captivating STEM Challenge: Ghosts in the Graveyard

Kids have the worst time trying to concentrate on school the day of Halloween — and it’s even worse the day after! You’ll need something extra engaging for them in order to keep their brains working at max capacity. Wouldn’t you know it, I’ve got just the Halloween activity: Ghosts in the Graveyard! Premise: Students build

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Halloween Activity - Catapult STEM - 2 designs made of craft sticks, rubber bands, and various simple materials shown

Halloween Activity & STEM Challenge: Treat Toss

OK, let’s be realistic: to achieve actual learning on Halloween and the days before and after Halloween, you’re going to have to shake things up. This calls for a hands-on, ultra-engaging Halloween activity! Wouldn’t you know it, I’ve got just the thing: Treat Toss! OK, let’s be realistic: to achieve actual learning on Halloween and

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