Thanksgiving Mayflower STEM Challenges

Thanksgiving Mayflower STEM Challenges


Integrate STEM Learning in your classroom with The Mayflower Challenges!

These fall STEM activities in which students design and build 2 different versions of The Mayflower!

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.

Aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).


  • Teacher Instructions for Mayflower

  • Student Instructions for Mayflower

  • STEM Journal

  • Student Planning Pages

  • Student Reflection Sheet

Material List:

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Masking Tape

  • Styrofoam Plates

  • Pennies or Washers (or other weighted objects you have)

  • Tub of water

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What teachers are saying about this resource!

"This was a VERY fun way to test what we knew about the Mayflower at the end of our unit. Thank you for writing it in a way the students understood."

"I have this Mayflower activity all prepped and ready for my students to use the week of Thanksgiving Break. I know it will be the highlight of their week. They love hands-on activities and they won't even realize they are learning! Thank you!"

"My students loved this project!"

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