Mount Rushmore STEM Activity

Mount Rushmore STEM Activity


Engage Students in Learning About Famous Presidents and Mount Rushmore with STEM!

Students love learning about Mount Rushmore, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln by completing this STEM challenge! Video links are included to teach students about the history of Mount Rushmore as well as mini biographies of each of the presidents. Designing and building a model of Mount Rushmore helps solidify the lesson in a hands-on way!

This activity helps students develop critical thinking and engineering skills. Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM Teachers, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!

Aligns with NGSS(Next Gen Science Standards).

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  • Teacher Instructions

  • Student Instructions

  • Student Note Pages

  • Student Planning Pages

  • Student Reflection Sheet

  • Certificates

  • NGSS Standards

Material List:

  • Straws

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

What teachers are saying about Presidents' Day Build Mount Rushmore STEM Activity:

"When I asked my students to write about their favorite memories in fourth grade, learning about Mount Rushmore was listed many times. My students loved this activity! Thank you!" - Mollie G.

"I am so excited about this extensive resource. You have thought of everything! I can't wait to use it for our upcoming school-wide STEAM night! Thanks for all of your hard work!" - Tami P.

"This will be a great addition to our unit on landmarks. Thanks for the social studies connections too."

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