Thanksgiving / November STEM Challenges for Students!
November is upon us, which means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Fall has also arrived, and with it comes a world of opportunities to incorporate STEM activities into the classroom that can directly tie in to the season.
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really get their brains going this autumn season!
This resource is part of the STEM / STEAM All Year Long Curriculum Bundle – 28 Challenges!
There are 3 Thanksgiving STEM Challenges in this pack.
Each STEM Challenge has photo examples, a list of materials needed, prediction section, brainstorming section, trials 1, 2, & 3, final results section with drawings, and a reflection section.
The STEM Challenges include:
1. Turkey Coding
Using a list of supplies, students will first create a turkey craft. On the turkey feathers of the craft, students must decide on made-up symbols that represent letters of the alphabet. They must create an answer key of their symbols that correlate with the letters A-Z. Their turkey craft will have a coded message. The message must be a fact about turkeys... (more instructions are found in the resource!)
2. Cornucopia Catch
Students must construct 5 paper cornucopias along with paper fruits and vegetables. The cornucopias must be strong enough to hold, catch, and toss the paper vegetables. Students must come up with their own unique game with instructions, rules, and challenges using the cornucopias... (more instructions are in the resource)
3. Thanksgiving Table
Students must construct a Thanksgiving table only using toothpicks and glue. The table cannot have more than 4 legs. The challenge is to make the table as strong as possible. The table must be at least.... (more instructions found in the resource)
You may be interested in the following STEM Resources:
STEM All Year Long / Curriculum Bundle Resource
Gamers STEM Resource
October / Halloween STEM Resource
November / Thanksgiving STEM Resource
Winter / Christmas/ Holiday STEM Resource
February STEM Resource
Chinese New Year STEM Resource (Updated Every Year!)
March / St. Patrick's Day STEM Resource
End of the Year STEM Resource
Summer STEM Resource
Classroom STEM Décor
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