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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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), […]
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