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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s the beginning of the school year! What is one thing you do during the first week to establish a sense of community? As a former classroom teacher, I can answer this question in many ways – picture books, morning meetings, get-to-know-you events, and teamwork games were all strategies I used. Now, as a specialist, I […]
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 […]
For many teachers it is time for back to school. A time when you prepare your classroom for a new group of learners. You start planning your lessons and creating new ways to inspire your class! We each come back to school with new passion for our positions, new goals set, and along with that […]
Life, especially in the summer, can be full of waiting— waiting for your meal at a restaurant, waiting for your plane at the airport, or just waiting to move on to the next activity. As your kids become restless, seize these opportunities with some impromptu STEM! We have compiled a list of challenges to equip […]
We all want our students to master technology tools and use them to create original works. Digital STEM challenges are designed to allow students to explore digital tools while creating something using the steps of the engineering design process.
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