Do you have a ton of newspapers and in need of some newspaper STEM challenges? Read below for three easy newspaper STEM challenges you can do right away! As a STEM educator, I tend to hoard a lot of materials. Craft sticks, cardboard, paper towel tubes…almost anything can become part of a challenge! My husband recently started ordering […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It has been such funny weather here in Wisconsin! It has rained for two days so indoor recess is always fun and then yesterday it snowed. So, lucky me, I have some leeway as to what I can teach our kindergartners. Do you ever need an idea right before a holiday, when it is just […]
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 […]
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, your kids will be overwhelmed with heart-shaped candy and all the lovey-dovey excitement of the holiday! We have four fun and engaging STEM activities that will harness the extra energy for a comprehensive learning experience. The most loved STEM challenge in our classroom is building catapults! While catapults were originally […]
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 […]
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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