We are finishing Engineers Week on STEM Activities for Kids with one more fabulous FREEBIE for you! This mini journal will work with any STEM challenge for elementary students, and is a perfect quick solution when you are short on time. As a Gifted and Talented teacher, I only see my students for 30 minutes […]
Brooke Brown has 12 years of teaching experience and is currently a Gifted Resource Coordinator for early childhood students in Oklahoma. Her blog, “Teaching Outside the Box,” features innovative STEM lessons and resources to enrich the elementary classroom. You can also find her as Brooke Brown on Teachers Pay Teachers.
When you pass out base ten blocks or linking cubes to Kindergartners for the very first time, what do you expect that they might do? Chances are, it is inevitable that they will immediately begin building towers, structures, and patterns without being prompted. In fact, it is a “common ground rule” that early childhood teachers must ALWAYS give […]
I am often asked how to get started with STEM in the regular education classroom, and even more often, what supplies are necessary. As a former classroom teacher, I remember well that the ONE thing I dreaded about teaching science was the prep time. Lengthy lists of materials, complicated setup, and an extra trip […]
Happy November, friends! Over the past two weeks, my students and I packed in as much Halloween FUN as possible! We completed two different Spooky STEM challenges and I’m so excited to share them with you! My second graders constructed what might be my all time favorite STEM challenge to date, PUMPKIN CATAPULTS! Students were challenged to […]