Thanksgiving STEM Roundup

This is a roundup of Turkey themed STEM activities and lesson ideas – both with and without technology – to use the week of Thanksgiving, the week after Thanksgiving, or anytime in November!

Does anyone else have school those few days before Thanksgiving? I always feel like they are the perfect time for a hands on or digital STEM project! First, I recommend stocking your library with the books The Great Turkey Race Peyton Picks the Perfect Pie and Turkey Trouble to inspire your students (affiliate links).

In no particular order, here are some of the engaging and STEM-centered Thanksgiving lesson activities that pair well with these books. Also, always be sure to check Thanksgiving activities for problematic imagery and inaccurate historical information; I don’t recommend a STEM challenge as the best place to approach the history of Thanksgiving. For that, I highly recommend this resource.

However, pairing STEM with turkeys is always a lot of fun! Scroll for ideas and click through for more details:

Thanksgiving and Turkey Themed STEM Activities

Did your class do a fabulous Thanksgiving STEM activity that you think should be in this line-up?  Tag me in your social media post so I can check it out! Looking for more Thanksgiving ideas – check out all of the Thanksgiving technology activities at  Students will love the Thanksgiving Digital Magic Reveal Pixel ArtThanksgiving Coding with ASCII Text Art and more!

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