Have you ever caught yourself thinking there just isn’t time for hands-on science? I have been there. I am not proud of it. There were far too many times in the early years where science was really a nonfiction reading comprehension / watch experiment demonstrations because how do you do hands-on science with 40-minute class […]
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The most wonderful time of the year calls for winter STEM activities! Here are my top 15 favorite winter STEM activities! Winter STEM Activity 1: Snowman Stretch DescriptionBuild the tallest snowman from paper – or change it up and build for max volume or surface area. Feeling really wild? Build the tallest inverted snowman. (See […]
One of the many ways elementary teachers try to integrate STEM into their classroom is by intentionally choosing STEM read alouds, books that incorporate STEM-related content (science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics). You can find many wonderful STEM book lists that have been curated to include picture books that model innovation, illustrate authentic problems, and invite […]
When fall is in the air, it’s time for pumpkin STEM activities! There are so many wonderful science and STEM activities for all sorts of pumpkins — the real deal, candy pumpkins, and even paper pumpkins. Here are my top 6 favorite pumpkin STEM activities! Pumpkin STEM Activity 1: Pumpkin Picker DescriptionDesign and build a […]
Time management during STEM activities is an enormous problem for teachers! We’ll cover 6 simple tips for time management during STEM activities in this post.
As I was preparing for this blog post, the number of Halloween STEM activities I had in mind just…kept….growing… like some kind of terrifying creature from beyond! 😂 I know it’s not cool to crown yourself, but I’m feeling a little like the (unofficial) Queen of Halloween STEM over here. Check out my 20 Halloween […]
Hey there, STEM enthusiasts! I’ve got 5 STEM activities for you today to dive into character education, curiosity, and more of the 4 Cs of Engineering. This is the fourth installment in our 30 STEM activities in 30 minutes or less series. Don’t worry if you’ve missed the previous posts, you can click that link […]
🪄 Transform Your Classroom with Quick & Easy-to-Implement STEM Activities:Fuel Curiosity and Ignite Innovation with Easy STEM Activities in 30 Minutes or Less! ⏰ Are you tired of: Feeling rushed & always running out of time to hit all the steps of the Engineering Design Process — especially design analysis, discussion & reflection? Feeling like your […]
These 5 Halloween STEM challenge activities are perfect for keeping kids engaged!
In strange times like these, I like to find silver linings where I can. As teachers around the country are being thrown into preparing weeks of distance learning for their students due to coronavirus precautions, I’m seeing so much generosity in the educational community from large businesses to smaller sellers alike. I’ll be compiling […]