STEM Christmas Challenge: Elf on the Shelf Sledding Adventure

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STEM Christmas Challenge: Elf on the Shelf Sledding Adventure

4.25

Subjects:  STEM, Critical Thinking, Forces & Motion, Angles

Grades: 4th - 10th

Resource Type:  Stage 2, Engineering Design Challenge

Teaching Duration: 90 minutes

Total Pages: 33

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Santa's little helper elf is stuck on a shelf yet again! This is a great activity for your "Elf on the Shelf!" This engaging and hands-on activity will teach your students as they assist the elf down a snowy slope by building a sledding vehicle. Your students will follow the engineering design process with the included worksheets to guide them through each step. This is the perfect holiday themed STEM challenge to review math and physics concepts while having fun! Don't have an Elf on the Shelf? No problem, any similarly weighted item will work. 

This packet includes:

  •  Detailed Teacher Notes including instructions and additional resources
  • Engineering Design Process Handout 
  • Rubric
  • Sledding Adventure challenge coversheet
  • Overview of friction, center of gravity, and momentum concepts
  • Student worksheets to guide them through the challenge with the Engineering Design Process
  • Math connection problems including Area, Percentages, Ratios, and Forces and Motion (applicable sheets in both customary and metric units).