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This is a kid-favorite STEM Challenge all about Valentine’s Day! That is already exciting enough, but this one also features a zip line! This challenge is not just for Valentine’s Day! I included teacher directions, a lab sheet, and photos to adapt this for Christmas time!
In this challenge, students will use materials to make a carrier for a Valentine’s Day gift. The carrier will have to fly down a zip line holding the gift that is being delivered. The zip line as a delivery method is just part of the fantastic gift! Students have to build the gift carrier, a way to attach the carrier to the zip line and decorate it to be pretty enough to give as a gift. In the end, each group will share its gift box and demonstrate how it flies down the zip line to be delivered in a most unique way.
You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: Copy paper, cardstock, Construction paper, Masking tape, Straws, Craft sticks, Binder clips, Paper clips, String, Fishing line, and an item to use as the gift being delivered on the zip line.
The package specifically includes:
This challenge will need 1 class session to complete. We completed it in one hour.
The total page count for this download is 32.
After many years as a classroom teacher I made a big leap to a specialist's job. I became a STEM Lab Specialist in 2013 and quickly discovered I had no resources. I literally started from scratch creating my own lessons for 17 classes of third, fourth, and fifth graders. It was slightly overwhelming. Okay, a lot overwhelming! After several months of creating new STEM resources for my classes I really felt that my lessons could be a lifesaver for busy teachers - like you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and store. Look around- I know you will find something that will suit your class perfectly!
"As always, with this resource you provided a comprehensive, user friendly, and truly awesome product! My students were beyond excited to try this challenge. Thank you for creating another slam dunk activity!"
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Have you always known you were going to be a teacher? I sure have! I grew up in Germany and can still remember playing school with our neighbors that only spoke German. Somehow, kids can play even when they cannot understand each other. My dream to be a teacher continued right into high school and I really thought I would teach upper level math. But, you know, something about working in an elementary school just kept enticing me in that direction. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade and I'm now a STEM Specialist. I have two adult children and three fur babies. I love reading and cats and coffee and getting up early. My husband and I are slowly checking off visits to all the places on our bucket list. (Australia we are headed your way soon!)