Veterans Day STEM Activities

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Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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21 pages
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My students love using this resource to help learn more in science to go along with Veteran's Day. I will be using this for years to come.
This was a great lesson! My students loved it and their poppies! My students held their poppies (with pride) at our Veteran's Day celebration.
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Have fun with this highly engaging Veterans Day STEAM activity. These activities will save you time by integrating math, science, social studies, writing, reading, and art into one lesson! You'll love that this resource is hands-on and easy to implement!

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Veterans Day Activities includes:

  • teacher background information
  • lesson plan
  • reading passage with comprehension question (has answer key)
  • reading booklet
  • step-by-step STEAM experiment (with pictures) and planning sheet
  • datasheet
  • did you know fact sheet
  • reflection writing
  • Veterans Day card
  • go beyond the resource with website and book suggestions

Summary of the STEAM experiment:

Students will create a poppy flower with a red design on each coffee filter. They'll place the flower in a cup of water and experiment to see if the water will change the design.

Materials needed for this experiment include:

  • 3 coffee filters per student
  • 1 pipe cleaner per student
  • 1 button per student
  • 1 paper towel per student
  • 1 cup of water per student
  • red markers

Your students will love this experiment, and what's even better is that they'll get to take home a poppy flower and a card to give to a veteran!

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Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36),...
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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