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It’s Looking a Lot Like Christmas in the STEM Lab!

It’s looking a lot like Christmas- even here in a state that rarely sees snow! We still decorate and hang lights and enjoy Christmas crafts and stories and STEM Challenges all about Christmas.
This is going to be a quick post just to remind you that we have tried some spectacular Christmas STEM Challenges and these have appeared on my blog in the past.
Take a look:
STEM Challenges for Christmas! Four amazing challenges that all feature a Christmas theme!

These are just quick reminders about these Christmas Challenges. A link is included at the end to get to a longer and more detailed post!

Candy Boxes

This was a challenge we tried about two years ago and loved. Then we tried it for Valentines’ Day and it was great then, too!

STEM Challenge: Make a perfectly sized box to hold Christmas Candy!
Kids must create a box with a specific size that will perfectly hold Chrismas candy. The challenge is part of a Valentine’s Candy Box Challenge and you can find it >>>>HERE.

Christmas Cookie Packages

Have you ever received a package that was just crushed? What if it had cookies in it? You’d better hope they were packaged well!

STEM Challenge: Build a cookie package for Christmas gifts that can withstand a great fall!
That’s the story behind this one! We had the most fun dropping our packages and checking to see if the cookies survived intact! You can see this one right >>>>HERE.

Christmas Sleighs and Ramps

 So, what if for some weird reason Santa had to ramp into your house to deliver toys…

STEM Challenge: Build a sleigh that can travel down a ramp to deliver toys!
It could happen. So, we designed a ramp system and the perfect sleigh to hold toys and be able to slide down the ramp into your house! You can see more about this one >>>HERE.

Brown Bag Trees

 My third and fourth graders were so excited about these! They used the brown bags in such creative ways!

STEM Challenge: Build a Christmas tree using a brown paper bag!
One of the main materials for this one was just a brown paper bag. Shiny pipe cleaners were also fun! You can read more >>>>HERE.

Merry Christmas STEM Friends! I promise those are four challenges that will get you through the month of December with your excited children. Try one each week!

If you want to read more details about each of these challenges (and one for first and second graders) try this blog post:

5 Ways to Add STEM and Christmas in Your Classroom