Thanksgiving is right around the corner; so it’s time for Thanksgiving STEM Challenges!
These five challenges help your kids think about the challenges Wampanoag and Pilgrims faced in their daily lives.
Five Thanksgiving STEM Challenges:
– Mini Mayflower / Mini Mishoon
(Get to where you’re going)
– Protect the People
(Build a shelter)
– Pumpkin Picker
(Gather available food)
– Corn Cultivator
(Sustainable food source)
– Turkey Transporter
(Major needs are met; time for fun!)
Last week, we built water transportation for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag. This week, it’s time to Protect the People with a shelter!
Students will design a shelter to protect people from wind, rain, and snow.
What Do I Need to Know to Conduct the Protect the People Thanksgiving STEM Challenge?
The video walk-through of Protect the People Challenge is embedded below. In it, you’ll find information about materials, modifying difficulty level, extensions and some tips & tricks to guide you, so you can better guide your students through the challenge. Check it out. However, if you prefer to read, you’ll find the video transcribed at the end of this post.
This is the second of five Thanksgiving STEM Challenges. You’ll find all the Thanksgiving STEM challenges in the 5-challenge bundle briefly described in this post. Each challenge post is linked there for the walk-through videos and more details. For print or digital resources, click the images below. All challenges are available individually and in discounted bundles in my TpT store, as well.