Turkey Trap Thanksgiving STEM Activity

Turkey Trap Thanksgiving STEM Activity


Integrate STEM in your classroom this Thanksgiving Season!

Make learning fun with this fall STEM activity in which students design and build a Turkey Trap! Increase problem solving and engineering skills through this engaging STEM challenge.

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 Turkey Trap

-Student Instructions for Turkey Trap

-Student Planning Pages

-Student Testing Page

-Student Reflection Sheet

Materials Needed




-Pipe Cleaners


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What teachers are saying about this STEM Activity!

"My class was so engaged! I can not wait to do this activity every year!"

"This was such a good idea. I used with my 1st graders the week before Thanksgiving and they loved it!"

"This is the first STEM activity I am going to use with my 2nd Graders this year. I know they are going to have a blast. I can't wait to see it in action. I also love the STEM planning booklet you have included. It will be wonderful for them to be able to take them home and share the activity with their parents. I am going to print out pictures of their "turkey trap" to glue on the inside cover. It will also be a great keepsake. Thank you!"

"Did a family stem challenge for Thanksgiving. Parents had so much fun coming into the classroom and participating with their child."

"It was such a joy to hear cascades of discussions erupting from working on this STEM Project."

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