For the Love of FACS

STEAM for the Holidays

Every teacher knows how challenging it is to keep students’ focused on learning during the holiday season.  There are so many distractions during the time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas break, that it often seems impossible to accomplish anything academically.  Well, I have a suggestion that just may be the answer you’ve been looking for!   Check out the Sweet Architecture activity available on our website and download the complete unit for free!  The fourteen page unit includes everything you need to teach your students to engineer a gingerbread house that is as structurally sound as it is festive!

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Sweet Architecture is definitely not your traditional gingerbread house activity!  The Sweet Architecture gingerbread houses aren’t simply baked, constructed and decorated!  These houses are engineered to ensure structural integrity and designed to reflect the elements of specific architectural styles.  Through the activities in the Sweet Architecture unit students will be introduced to the science of baking and working with sugar.  Math skills are applied through calculations of yield, recipe scaling and cost.  In short, Sweet Architecture is a totally STEAM-powered lesson!

STEAM for the Holidays Contest

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Need a little incentive to give the Sweet Architecture activity a go?  Enter our contest to win everything you need for four groups of students to engineer their own gingerbread structures!  Submit your contest entry by midnight November 22!  The winner will be notified by email on November 23 and the prize package will be shipped ASAP!  Don’t miss out!  Enter today!

I am totally committed to enabling FACS educators to make STEAM an integral component of the FACS curriculum!  Check out our current STEAM resources and watch for new STEAM titles coming in 2019!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our FACS Friends and Family!