Thanksgiving STEM Challenge Activities Bundle

Grade Levels
2nd - 8th
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    1. Super-charge your STEM class with 52 high-engagement, critical thinking, problem-solving, NGSS-aligned challenges to take you through the entire year! Modifications are included to make these activities engaging and challenging for students in grades 2 - 8. The basic premise: Students work in partne
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    These Thanksgiving STEM Challenge activities will keep your kids engaged this fall!

    The basic premise:

    Students work in partners or groups against criteria & constraints lists to design and build devices to help the Wampanoag and/or Pilgrims meet their needs with transportation, shelter, food, and more. Modification suggestions are included to make these challenges engaging and productive for students in grades 2 - 8.


    This bundle includes five Thanksgiving activities at a great discount!

    Note: Though the Pumpkin Picker and Corn Cultivator challenges could be interchanged, the recommended order is based on the following story line:


    Note: This is the printable version, though the editable version of the student handouts can be uploaded to Google Slides™. However, if you are in a 1:1 / paperless classroom, you may prefer the digital option designed specifically for use with GOOGLE SLIDES™.

    If you have questions about which version is right for you, please feel free to leave me a question using the product Q&A below.


    Materials you’ll need to do the activity are easily modified. Materials lists can be found in the product descriptions for each individual challenge linked above or by clicking through on its page in the downloadable preview.


    Resource includes:

    Overall STEM Tips

    • Suggestions on timing and whether or not to treat these challenges as competitions
    • What to say (and what not to say) during STEM Challenges
    • 5-event Data Tracker handout

    Plus, each challenge comes with:

    • NGSS aligned standards, Grades 2 – 8

    • Teacher Tips
      • Links to STEM Challenge How-to Videos
      • Links to individual challenge walk-throughs
      • Materials and timing
      • Criteria & Constraints (including modifications to increase difficulty for older students)
      • Measuring results
      • Post-design extension activities list
      • Universal STEM Challenge Tips/how to use the handouts

    • EDITABLE Student Handouts in Color and Black & White
      • Criteria and Constraints List
      • Results and Design Analysis
      • Discussion Questions

    • Extension templates
      • Process Flow Map
      • Math Extension
      • Plus, other design-specific handouts (see each individual challenge resource description page for more details)


    The preview shows an overview of what is included in each challenge. You can find more details by clicking anywhere on the individual challenges pages. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!


    What are teachers saying about this bundle?

    "This is an extremely well-thought out unit that incorporates math, science and even reading. This was worth every dime spent-thanks!"

    “Excellent resource. Activities are challenging and engaging.”

    “WOW! Loved using this resource! The kids loved the activities! I was so surprised by all the information and activities you provided at such a great price. Thank you!!”

    “My students and I loved these STEM activities. They really challenged the students to think deep!! Thank you!”

    Amazing STEM activities that my fourth graders absolutely loved!”

    "So fun and engaging! No lame duck days here this year!"

    Very detailed explanations using everyday items for holiday stem activities.”

    “So much fun! It really got the students thinking outside the box!I used these lessons for the first time last year. I can't wait to use them again this year!”

    “Fabulous resource full of wonderful activities!”


    NOTE: You can save even more by purchasing this bundle as part of the STEM CHALLENGE YEAR-ROUND MEGA-BUNDLE!!!


    You might also like these resources:


    Halloween STEM Design Challenge 5-in-1 Bundle

    Winter_Christmas 5-in-1 STEM Challenge Bundle (2nd – 8th)

    Late Winter STEM Bundle

    Total Pages
    130 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    1 Week
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
    Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
    Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
    Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.


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