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The Cookie Keeper - Christmas STEM Challenge

The Cookie Keeper - Christmas STEM Challenge
Christmas STEAM
Technologies
Description

Encourage your student’s creative problem solving skills, with this fantastic festive STEM challenge. In this activity, students are asked to help Eddie the Elf create a design solution for one of Santa’s harebrained ideas. This challenge can be accomplished in a single session, with limited materials needed.

Suitable for
  • Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9TDE4P02 9

Generate and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate attributions, technical terms and graphical representation techniques, including using digital tools

AC9TDE4P03 9

Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions

AC9TDE4P04 9

Use given or co-developed design criteria including sustainability to evaluate design ideas and solutions

AC9TDE6P01 9

Investigate needs or opportunities for designing, and the materials, components, tools, equipment and processes needed to create designed solutions

AC9TDE6P04 9

Negotiate design criteria including sustainability to evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions

AC9TDE6P05 9

Develop project plans that include consideration of resources to individually and collaboratively make designed solutions

AC9TDE4P01 9

Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and test materials, components, tools, equipment and processes needed to create designed solutions

ACTDEP015 8.4

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

ACTDEP016 8.4

Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and use safe work practices to make designed solutions

ACTDEP017 8.4

Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment

ACTDEP014 8.4

Critique needs or opportunities for designing and explore and test a variety of materials, components, tools and equipment and the techniques needed to produce designed solutions

ACTDEP024 8.4

Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions

ACTDEK013 8.4

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes

ACTDEP027 8.4

Negotiate criteria for success that include sustainability to evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions

ACTDEP028 8.4

Develop project plans that include consideration of resources when making designed solutions individually and collaboratively

VCDSCD029

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

VCDSCD030

Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to produce designed solutions

VCDSCD031

Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment and communities

VCDSCD038

Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions

VCDSCD028

Critique needs or opportunities for designing and explore and test a variety of materials, components, tools and equipment and the techniques needed to create designed solutions

VCDSCD041

Negotiate criteria for success that include consideration of environmental and social sustainability to evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions

VCDSCD042

Develop project plans that include consideration of resources when making designed solutions

VCDSTC027

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes

ST3-3DP-T old

Defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions

ST3-7MW-T old

Explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposes

ST2-1WS-S old

Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

ST2-2DP-T old

Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST2-7MW-T old

Investigates the suitability of natural and processed materials for a range of purposes

ST3-11DI-T old

Explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data

ST3-2DP-T old

Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST2-5LW-T old

Describes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter

ST2-3DP-T old

Defines problems, describes and follows algorithms to develop solutions

ST2-11DI-T old

Describes how digital systems represent and transmit data

ST3-1WS-S old

Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

Differentiation

EXTENSIONS

You can extend the lesson by making and decorating your own Christmas cookies before testing. Try this recipe here from our sister site, Ruby Roundabout.

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