It’s our November post! Check out the Full Beaver Moon, National STEM Day, and a fun Thanksgiving activity that keeps on giving even after the thanks have been given. Keep reading for more!
November’s Full Beaver Moon
The Full Beaver Moon illuminated the night sky on November 27th, 2023 – marking the second to last full moon of the year. This particular full moon earned its name from the beavers who construct their winter dams during this season. As we celebrate and honor Native American Heritage Month, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the roots of the name “Beaver Moon” for the November full moon. It stems from various Native American tribes and serves as a reminder of their rich cultural history.
Link to Full Article: The Full Beaver Moon shines tonight, the next-to-last full moon of 2023 | Space
National STEM Day
On November 8th we celebrated National STEM Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the significance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. Shared Science is committed to inspiring the youth and providing STEM education to children in our community. STEM education is beneficial in promoting critical thinking, curiosity, and leadership. These skill sets will prove to be invaluable to any child and provide them with the necessary tools to thrive in the future!
Link to Full Article: National STEM Day: November 8, 2023 (census.gov)
Engage Your Kids in STEM with This Fun Thanksgiving Activity
Although Thanksgiving has come and gone, we still have a fantastic activity to share with you! Encourage your children’s problem-solving and engineering skills with this exciting turkey cage STEM project. First, decide how many turkeys you want to house in the cage. Next, cut out paper turkeys and securely tape the bottom tabs together so that they can stand upright. Finally, construct an awesome turkey house using toothpicks and marshmallows!
Link to Full Article: Thanksgiving Turkey Cage STEM Challenge | Mombrite