Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)

Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)
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Thanksgiving STEM Challenge (Mayflower Thanksgiving STEM Activity)

This resource is a part of this amazing THANKSGIVING STEM BUNDLE!

This Mayflower STEM Challenge is perfect for Thanksgiving! It’s a fun, creative, and engaging way to get your students designing and building during this time of year.

Challenge your students to design and build a Mayflower ship using popsicle sticks, drinking straws, skewers, cling wrap, colored paper, and bottle caps. Challenge them to make the ship float while holding marbles without sinking or toppling over. You can also modify the task and include any other materials you would like students to use. You can do this individually or in groups (I prefer groups of 3-4). Give students the materials mentioned, as well as some tape and glue. For older students, they can use a glue gun if allowed in your school (eliminates waiting time for drying). You can show the students the images of the possible finished product I included or make the task open ended and let them come up with their own designs.

Let students present their work. Put the ships on water and test how many marbles each can carry. Have students share their reflections. Students can use the included vocabulary, and planning and reflection sheets to guide their learning. Please see Ideas for STE(A)M Links for extension activities that you can do.

Please see PREVIEW for a better look of ALL the included pages in this resource. Colored and blackline versions of sheets are included. For safety purposes, remember to snip the pointed end of skewers.

Thanks for your interest in my Thanksgiving STEM Challenge. Thanks for being a blessing!

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18 pages
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