“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 […]
Are You Ready for Next Year’s STEM Class? As the school year winds down, you are probably not ready to start thinking ahead to the start of next school year. You can make your transition back to school in the fall much smoother, though, by preparing now for next year’s STEM class. You’ll be glad […]
It’s never too early to start looking for summer camps. Why not try a STEM summer camp this year? Your kids will thank you! Who? STEM Camp will be fun for most kids. It might sound like the last thing you want to sign your kids up for, because it might sound like school. While […]
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 […]
Hello STEM and Science Friends! As you are winding down this school year, you might be thinking about next year already. (Yeah, right, I know!) But, seriously, you might be thinking about adding more science or STEM to your classroom next year. I thought it might be helpful to address the three most asked questions
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 […]
When your day is scheduled for you from start to finish, and your curriculum is planned out on a handy-dandy curriculum map that you must follow, or else, it is hard to think about adding one more thing to your day. Many teachers face this difficulty with STEM. How do I make time for it? […]
We are finishing Engineers Week on STEM Activities for Kids with one more fabulous FREEBIE for you! This mini journal will work with any STEM challenge for elementary students, and is a perfect quick solution when you are short on time. As a Gifted and Talented teacher, I only see my students for 30 minutes […]
I am positive your classroom is full of little engineers- just like mine. Actually, I think kids are natural engineers! They tinker and build and take things apart and put them back together. They make instant adjustments and improvise fearlessly as they invent! A few years ago when I started my new school adventure with […]
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