Hello STEM Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by as we conclude this little STEM Mini Series about the acronym STEM! If you missed the previous three posts about S and T and E there are links at the bottom to connect you to those. Today is all about the M!
An Electrifying Idea! Teach the Engineering…In Order to Teach the Science. Consider the Possibilities! Teach engineering? Sure. No problem. I’ve got ten minutes before lunch while the kids are washing their hands…or I can fit it in while they packing up at the end of the day. Or I can throw in a week […]
Have some STEM fun at a Halloween party or in class this October with a Witch’s Brew STEM Activity! Halloween can be such a fun time for kids. Why not infuse some learning into your Halloween with this activity? Many of the STEM challenges I’ve developed over the years are heavy on the E (engineering), […]
Playground Science and an Ada Twist, Scientist Giveaway Playground designs have changed throughout the years, but a few structures like swings, monkey bars, and slides remain constant. Most kids have been on swings since before they could even walk, whether from being in an infant swing at home or a toddler swing at a playground […]
“Welcome back to school! Guess what? This year I want you to add STEM to your classroom!” says your principal during that first faculty meeting. And, you like so many others, are already overwhelmed at the beginning of the year with a classroom full of excited new students, an overload of things to prepare and […]
How can you make STEM a part of your daily or weekly classroom routine? With all of the challenges facing teachers today, your plate is probably already pretty full. However, these strategies can help you conquer your fears! Strategy 1: Organizing Your Supplies Depending upon the STEM lesson I am teaching, I set up my […]
Problem Solving Fun for Kids with the Busy Water App Do you have a student or a child at home who could benefit from a little more perseverance? I think we all know someone who could. Busy Water is an app that teaches problem solving, physics, and grit, all while having a blast. I had […]
Happy Earth Day! Teaching kids awareness of human impact on the environment and inspiring them to be a part of the solution is vital to our future on this planet. For this reason, we conducted a fun, hands-on activity that simulates an oil spill and challenges kids of all ages to clean up the simulated […]
Gearing up for a STEM event this spring? Once the testing season is over, a fun family festival that emphasizes hands-on STEM activities is a wonderful way to end the year. Having special Family STEM nights or an engineering day has become increasingly more popular across the country. These events are not only entertaining […]
LEGO Domino Chain Reaction If you are studying force and motion, a domino chain reaction is a great activity to demonstrate potential and kinetic energy. First, build a small and very large domino out of LEGO® bricks or other building blocks. You may want to do this ahead of time. Then ask your students if […]
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