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 […]
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 […]
An Electrifying Idea! Teach the Engineering…In Order to Teach the Science. Consider the Possibilities! Teach engineering? Sure. No problem. I’ve got ten minutes before lunch while the kids are washing their hands…or I can fit it in while they packing up at the end of the day. Or I can throw in a week […]
“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 […]
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 […]
It’s Engineers week! STEM in our classrooms is a powerful way to help students learn how to think critically and learn to problem solve…two important life skills that will only help them as they get older. Allowing even the youngest learner to engage in hands on learning through STEM will help them cope with the […]
If you are looking for some simple but fun Valentine STEM activities to try in your classroom or with your kids at home, I’ve got some great ideas for you. But first, let me share my opinion on conversation hearts. Thanks Grumpy Cat. I really do not like them. My kids disagree, but I think […]
I am often asked how to get started with STEM in the regular education classroom, and even more often, what supplies are necessary. As a former classroom teacher, I remember well that the ONE thing I dreaded about teaching science was the prep time. Lengthy lists of materials, complicated setup, and an extra trip […]
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