Santa’s STEM Workshop is offered by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and hosts lots of Christmas activities for school on the run-up to the end of term.
“Light the way for young minds this festive season, using our Christmas STEM resources. Have fun in the classroom or at home, learning numbers with our adorable advent project, make your very own moving animals with our step-by-step guide and create a wonderful Christmas start lantern to spark joy.”( https://education.theiet.org/primary/ )
The activities include making one’s own advent calendar, making a gingerbread house, both probably best done at home.
The experiments section includes making: a snowstorm in a jar, snow globe and Christmas Cracker. These and the Christmas stocking all seem to be possible in school. Christmas emoji making sounds like fun, as does making a Christmas tree decoration. Creating a lava lamp, testing Santa’s clothes for the weather, and making electric dough, which all sound great possibilities for older KS2 children.
“Make an Electronic Santa Detector in this fun science experiment to detect Santa on Christmas Eve
You really want to stay awake to see Santa delivering your presents on Christmas Eve but you might fall asleep, right? This activity helps you create a plan to detect Santa and use your science and electronics skills to learn about circuits. Create a sensor pad with a buzzer or a light to alert you to Santa’s arrival with our fun activity below! ” ( https://education.theiet.org/primary/teaching-resources/make-a-trap-to-detect-santa/ ) It is not hard to imagine the interest that this one will raise!
Santa’s STEM workshop has got a wonderful range of science activities that will be inspiring for all ages, from the simple Make Rudolph’s nose light up to the electric dough, there is something for everyone!