This Thanksgiving may be a little quieter than others as the world continues to social distance. The long weekend is the perfect time to have a little fun with your children, while also helping them learn a little along the way. Check out these 4 Thanksgiving STEM activities:  

How to Make Butter 

STEM Thanksgiving Butter

Did you know oftentimes cooking involves science? Food science is a growing professional career with jobs like, FDA/USDA Research Scientist, Flavor Chemist, Food Biochemist, Food Quality Assurance, and more. 

To do The How to Make Butter experiment, all you need is heavy whipping cream. This experiment dives into the experience of fat molecules as they are shaken and, in the end, turned into another substance. Try making butter for your families Thanksgiving morning.  

Pumpkin Pie Math 

STEM Thanksgiving Pie Ratio

Pumpkin pie is a favorite among the Thanksgiving table. Use this worksheet to create the perfect proportion for your family gathering. This is a great take-home activity or at-home project for students to do over the break.  

Turkey Robotic Hand 

Take the classic turkey traced from a hand and incorporate STEM by adding a robotics component. Use our step-by-step guide to make moveable feathers with just twine, tape, and straws. Make sure you decorate your turkey bring him to life! 

Turkey Bristlebot 

Bristlebots allow for endless creativity on their own but utilizing them for holiday activities makes them even more fun. Here, our Brand Manager Rachel, created a turkey using Bristlebots, pipe cleaners, and post-it notes! 

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