How is it November already?!
Over the past couple of weeks, we have built water transportation and shelters for the Wampanoag and Pilgrims. The next step is to gather available food in the area. That’s right, it’s time for Pumpkin Picker!
Just a reminder of the challenge order we’re following:
– Mini Mayflower / Mini Mishoon (Get to where you’re going)
– Protect the People (Build a shelter)
– Pumpkin Picker (Gather available food)
– Corn Cultivator (Set up sustainable food source)
– Turkey Transporter (Once all major needs are met, there’s time for fun!)
Students design a device to efficiently harvest pumpkins (measured in time or number of moves to clear the pumpkin patch).
Where Can I Find Out More?
The video walk-through of Pumpkin Picker is embedded below. In it, you’ll find information about materials, modifying difficulty level, measuring results, extensions and some tips & tricks to guide you. After you watch it, you’ll be better able to guide your students through the challenge.
This is the third 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.