Thanksgiving STEM Activities | STEM Challenges Middle School

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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  1. Ready for Middle School STEM challenges? These STEM activities are intended to be taught with middle school math curriculum. Students will create, design, construct, and build with math. Let your students enjoy being makers in math class!FEATURES:Printable STEM ChallengesEach STEM Challenge is a tea
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Ready for Thanksgiving STEM challenges? These Thanksgiving STEM activities are intended to be taught with middle school math curriculum. Students will create, design, construct, and build. Let your students enjoy making with math!


  • 4 Printable STEM Challenges
  • Each STEM Challenge is a teacher facilitated activity for 45-60 minutes of classroom time
  • Low prep STEM activities for middle school math
  • Each STEM challenge includes objectives, guidelines, and planning
  • Each STEM challenge includes the STEM process
  • Materials list included in preview of resource
  • Directions for using STEM Challenges included
  • Talking points and STEM questions included
  • Examples of all STEM challenges and pictures are included


  1. Make a Corn Maze with area and problem solving
  2. Design Dinner Tables with proportions and problem solving
  3. Build a Ship with scale drawings, proportions, and problem solving
  4. Construct Turkey Towers with ratios, rates, and problem solving

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Total Pages
35 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.
Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. For example, “The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1, because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak.” “For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes.”
Understand the concept of a unit rate 𝘢/𝘣 associated with a ratio 𝘢:𝘣 with 𝘣 ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. For example, “This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar.” “We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger.”
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.


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