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Classroom-Friendly Thanksgiving STEM Activities for 5th Grade

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Try these Thanksgiving STEM activities for 5th grade and make your Thanksgiving STEM activities and Thanksgiving science experiments suitable for the 5th-grade classroom!

Try these Thanksgiving STEM activities for 5th grade and make your Thanksgiving science experiments suitable for the 5th-grade classroom!

You can also try these Thanksgiving STEM challenges at home with your 5th grader.

There are tons of fun STEM concepts to explore in November, and we’ve listed our favorites below.

5th Grade Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Elementary Kids

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Fifth graders will have a lot of fun trying out these Thanksgiving STEM activities in the classroom or at home during Thanksgiving break!

There are a lot of fun creative twists you can do to make any science experiment fit a Thanksgiving theme, and you can also focus on the science of Thanksgiving themes, like boats, food science, and sports science!

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The Benefits of STEM Education in Elementary

In elementary, STEM activities are all about learning more about the world and discovering the basic concepts of science along with critical thinking skills and the scientific method.

Logic, critical thinking, and problems solving are all developed during elementary STEM activities.

This helps children learn how to be critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and creative thinkers as they grow.

If you need complete STEM activities to try this November, check out our list of November STEM activities and printable Thanksgiving STEM challenge cards.

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Supplies for Thanksgiving STEM Activities

Keep these supplies on hand as you do your Thanksgiving STEM activities!

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Classroom-Friendly Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Fifth Grade

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Try out these fifth grade Thanksgiving STEM activities with your classroom this year!

Parents can also introduce these STEM challenges to their science-loving kiddos during Thanksgiving break.

Thanksgiving Science Experiments for Fifth Grade

Thanksgiving science is all about food, transportation, and cooking!

5th grade students will love these fun science experiments with a Thanksgiving twist.

Learn how to make butter right in the classrom!

Fifth graders will love learning about Osmosis for Kids using a raw egg.

Complete the Bread Mold Experiment and find out why bread molds.

Try the Dancing Popcorn Experiment and learn about chemical reactions.

Make this cranberry Slime Recipe and learn about the science of thickners in the kitchen.

Try these Kitchen Science Experiments when you are doing your Thanksgiving prep this year!

Watch the video to discover the science behind cloud bread!

Thanksgiving Technology Activities for Fifth Grade

Try these Thanksgiving technology activities at home or in the fifth grade classroom this November.

Find out why it’s important to wash your hands when cooking in the hand washing science experiment.

Make a Leak Proof Bag and find out how plastic can help keep food from going bad.

If you have a few extra minutes this Thanksgiving, try these fun Coding Games for Kids!

Learn How to Use Squishy Circuits and try to make a light-up turkey or boat!

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Thanksgiving Engineering Activities for Fifth Grade

Explore the concepts of engineering and design in 5th grade with these Thanksgiving engineering challenges.

Don’t let the turkeys break! Make Egg drop turkeys and keep them safe during travel.

Design a turkey and learn about the life cycle of turkeys.

Find out why it’s important to heat liquids when cooking with the Hot and Cold Water Density Experiment.

Make some Salt Crystal Pumpkins to use as decorations this year!

Thanksgiving Math Activities for 5th Grade

Math isn’t always fun in fifth grade, but it’s a lot more fun with a seasonal theme! These Thanksgiving math challenges are perfect for 5th graders.

These Thanksgiving math stations are perfect for fifth grade kiddos.

Work out these Thanksgiving math riddles and learn with fun this year!

These Thanksgiving order of operations challenges will help solidify the concept for fifth graders.

Fifth grade kids will have a lot of fun with these Thanksgiving decimals and fraction problems.

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If you need more Thanksgiving STEM Activities try:

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Preschool

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Kindergarten

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for First Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Second Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Third Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Fourth Grade

Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Middle School

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