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 […]
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 […]
Do you have a tech lover in your life? This list of technology gifts will spark inspiration from 3D printing pens to read aloud books to enjoy together.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]