Tag: stem challenges

Summer STEM Activities for K-5

Fill this summer with STEM activities! After a long school year, activate students’ creativity and imagination. Don’t hear “This is boring!” over and over again. Instead, try some easy to set up hands-on STEM activities. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and you can use items you already have laying

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THE SECRET TO MANAGING STEM TEAMS

STEM is all about teamwork, however, students sometimes have difficulties working together. The ideal situation is for every student to participate, share their ideas, and complete a task. Instead, I would often find students arguing, sitting, and doing nothing, angry or sad at their teammates. I knew something had to

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Halloween STEM

Including STEM in your classroom doesn’t have to be spooky! There are many easy ways to incorporate hands on activities and promote thinking skills. Teaching 200 kindergartners per week, plus another 150 students in grades 1-4 makes it difficult to do complex activities with a lot of materials. I found

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Simple Spring STEM Challenges

Spring is in the air! Incorporating STEAM into your classroom does not need to be difficult, typing in the components of STEAM can be easy to do. Do you do centers during math time? Try incorporating a STEM station! My first graders worked with shapes to create spring designs. They

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Read Across America Inspired STEM Activities

Do you celebrate Read Across America Week in your school? It is easy to integrate literacy with STEM challenges! Pick one of your favorite read aloud books and think about what theme is portrayed throughout the book. Is there a component that can be pulled out for students to work

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