STEM Robotics Coding for Kids of All Ages I know that many of you have robots…but do you know what to do with them? After you make one masking tape maze on the floor and it’s been solved by your students, then what? If you are new to coding robots, here are a few basic […]
Meredith Anderson is a homeschooling parent in Massachusetts. A mechanical engineer by training, she enjoys creating STEM educational resources for her two sons, other homeschoolers, and classrooms around the world.
Thanksgiving STEM and STEAM Activities STEM Activities for Kids is thankful for STEM! To celebrate Thanksgiving, we have put together a list of our favorite STEM and STEAM challenges for November. From Teachers are Terrific: Turkey Bowl Football Tournament This time of year brings so many things to be thankful about! It’s a time to be […]
10 Great STEM Gifts for Kids If you are searching for some great STEM gifts this holiday season, I have curated a list of 10 great STEM gifts with an engineering twist. Most of these gifts are great for any kid in elementary and middle school. Before purchasing, it’s always a good idea check them […]
STEM Activities to Try With Your Students for Halloween (or in October!) Halloween is such a fun holiday to explore through STEM activities. Even if you aren’t permitted to use Halloween-themed activities in your classroom, you will find plenty of activities here to keep your kids engaged throughout the season. The writers at STEM Activities […]
6 Simple STEM Activities for Little Learners What do little kids have that big kids often lose? I’m not talking about tiny bladders and inappropriate sharing of stories from home. I’m talking about boundless creativity and imagination! They can often see a castle where you only see five blocks, an airplane where you see two […]
A Quick STEM Activity – Design and Create a New Paper Clip Quick STEM Challenges are the perfect way to practice the engineering design practice when you are short on time. These challenges can be completed in one to two class periods or an after school session. I recommend this challenge for kids in grades […]
Let’s Start Coding – a GREAT Way to Learn Programming Have your students tried Scratch and Snap Circuits but are ready for something more challenging? There are a lot of STEM kits out there to choose from, but I hope you will consider this one. Let’s Start Coding sent me a basic kit to review […]
Do You Need Simple STEM Activities? Read on. I am a huge fan of using inexpensive materials to explore STEM concepts. Paper plate STEM might not sound appealing at first, but it is seriously amazing. Not only can you easily fit several hundred in your tote bag, you don’t need a lot of additional materials […]
Clouds Spark Imagination The sky is blue. The clouds are puffy and white, floating along without a care in the world. The human brain will start trying to recognize patterns in the clouds, whether it is a fire-breathing dragon or a sea turtle. What an amazing machine we are lucky to possess! Design and Create […]
Start coding today with Scratch We have been long time Scratch enthusiasts, so I was thrilled when I heard that No Starch Press had put together a set of 10 Scratch coding activities. In full disclosure, they were kind enough to send me a set to review, but all opinions expressed are my own. Please […]
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