Middle School Student Innovates with a Water Quality Testing Device America’s Top Young Scientist Discovery Education and 3M have awarded Gitanjali Rao the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” with prize earnings of $25,000. Her device, which she named “Tethys,” clinched the top price in this year’s competition, which was the 10th anniversary of the […]
What is a WebQuest? A WebQuest is a relatively new teaching strategy. It is an inquiry-based lesson created for students. Students are on a quest, or journey, to find information from one or more websites. The websites are predetermined by the teacher or WebQuest creator. Why Create a WebQuest? Students are actively engaged while completing […]
The Best STEM Challenge for Primary Grades Improve Student Learning with a STEM Challenge Do you want your students and their families to have fun while learning about the different aspects of S.T.E.A.M? (Yes, we added the “A” for art because one of us is an art teacher!) If you do, then the Sammie STEAM […]
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 […]
Spring is in the air, and so is STEM! Students are finally outside again observing their natural world! One of the things that students are most excited about is finding bird nests and looking at bird eggs! Each year students bring in nests that they’ve found on the ground. They also bring in broken […]
The Focus on STEM With the new focus on STEM, STEM labs are popping up all over the place! Has someone asked you to teach STEM and set up a lab? Starting a STEM lab can be overwhelming. Here are some great tips that will help you get started in an organized fashion! A […]
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 […]
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