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Thanksgiving STEM Activities for 4th Grade

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Thanksgiving STEM activities and Thanksgiving science experiments are a lot of fun to try in November. These Thanksgiving STEM activities for 4th grade are the perfect thing to try in the classroom or at home during November!

Before trying your 4th grade Thanksgiving activities, you may want to learn a little bit about the importance of STEM education in elementary!

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Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Fourth Grade

If you are teaching fourth grade, or are the parent of a 4th grader, then you’ll love this collection of Thanksgiving STEM activities for 4th graders!

4th graders will have a blast with these activities!

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The Benefits of STEM Education in Elementary

STEM education in elementary is all about teaching the basics of science along with critical thinking, problem-solving skills, logic, and the practical applications of technology.

While these subjects might seem a bit boring at first, when you bring hands-on STEM activities into the mix, like with these Thanksgiving STEM challenges, 4th grade kiddos will uncover a love of STEM you never knew was there!

Supplies for Thanksgiving STEM Activities

These Thanksgiving STEM activities for 4th grade are the perfect thing to try in the classroom or at home during November!

Don’t forget to pick up the right supplies for your Thanksgiving STEM projects!

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Amazing Thanksgiving STEM Activities for 4th Graders

4th grade kids will have a lot of fun with these Thanksgiving STEM challenges!

If you want more done-for-you Thanksgiving STEM lessons, check out our November STEM activities and Thanksgiving STEM challenges.

Thanksgiving Science Experiments for Fourth Grade

Try these 4th grade science experiments with a Thanksgiving twist!

Try the making butter science experiment right in the classroom!

Uncover the secrets of Osmosis experiment for kids using just an egg!

Learn about food preservation with the Bread Mold Experiment.

Learn How to Do the Dancing Popcorn Experiment and discover how chemical reactions are used to cook food.

Make this Cranberry Slime Recipe and learn about how thickeners work in the kitchen.

Kitchen Science Experiments are a fun place to start with Thanksgiving science.

Try the Leak Proof Bag Science Experiment and learn about polymer chains.

Thanksgiving Technology Activities for 4th Grade

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4th graders will enjoy these technology activities.

Try out these screen-free coding games for kds with your 4th graders this year!

These free kid-friendly coding websites will keep kids busy over Thanksgiving break.

Learn How to Use Squishy Circuits and build all kinds of light-up projects this November!

Thanksgiving Engineering Activities for Fourth Grade

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4th graders will love these engineering challenges for Thanksgiving!

The turkey Egg Drop Project with Popsicle Sticks is a fun twist on the classic egg drop experiment.

Put those engineering skills to the test when you design an egg carton turkey craft!

Or, try your hand at making a LEGO pumpkin!

Try the Hot and Cold Water Density Experiment and learn why dissolving occurs faster in warm water.

Salt Crystal Pumpkins teach 4th grade kids how crystals are made!

Follow this guide to learn how to make a turkey out of LEGO!

And here you can make a LEGO turkey dinner ready for the Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving Math Activities for 4th Grade

Make math fun with these Thanksgiving math activities!

Print off this Thanksgiving math packet to use with your 4th graders!

4th graders will have fun at these Thanksgiving math stations.

Thanksgiving math riddles are a fun way to do math during November!

Thanksgiving dinner math can teach 4th graders how to budget for a meal.

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