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Have your best Thanksgiving ever with Thanksgiving Read Aloud STEM Challenges!
Includes 5 Thanksgiving Activities and lessons as amazing companion activities to our favorite Thanksgiving Read Aloud Books: Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, The Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger, 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey, and Leaf Man by Lois Elhert.
Create a leaf animal. Build a Turkey obstacle course. Hide a turkey. Have a classroom Thanksgiving Parade! Your students will love this STEM bundle!
Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
Each Activity Includes:
-Student Planning and Reflection Pages
ALIGNS TO NGSS
K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how
the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given
K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
3-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
4-LS1–1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on
how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the
3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.