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Use these 4 fall STEM activities in your classroom as you celebrate fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving with your students this school year.

4 Fall STEM Activities Your Students Will Love

The fall season is upon us. That means sweet crisp apples, pumpkins, gorgeous fall leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. But, with everything else you have going on, it can feel overwhelming to try to plan out exciting fall-themed projects for your students. Check out these 4 fall STEM activities that are

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Small group STEM activities can be fun and easy with these easy to implement tips and tricks to try in your classroom this year.

Small Group STEM Activities Made Easy

There are so many ways to use STEM activities in the classroom. From whole group instruction to partnered activities, STEM challenges are a fun way to get your students excited about learning. But, what do you do if you want to incorporate small group STEM activities into your curriculum? It

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Use these fun and engaging STEM For a Year Club activities in your classroom for a stress free fun filled year you and your students will love!

STEM Activities for the Whole Year!

Hello STEM friends! I have the most incredible news for you today! I am officially launching the STEM For a Year Club! This Bundle includes tons of fun and engaging STEM activities for the entire school year. So, instead of taking up your valuable teacher time and stressing over coming

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These STEM wishlist items are the perfect addition to your new STEM or makerspace area in your classroom this year.

10 Must-Have STEM Classroom Supplies

I get asked all the time, “What’s on your STEM wishlist?”, “What items should I buy to set up my STEM classroom?”, or “What STEM supplies can I afford on a budget?” So, here it is, all in one easy-to-find location. I am so excited to share with you my

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STEM task cards are a great addition to any classroom for lots of critical thinking skills practice your students will love.

Building Blocks + STEM Task Cards = AMAZING!

STEM projects and challenges are known for requiring lots of “stuff.” Sometimes it is expensive coding equipment and other times a variety of recyclable materials to get our students creatively. But this doesn’t always have to be the case. In fact, some of my students’ favorite activities only involve building

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Using STEM read alouds in your classroom will inspire your students to think creatively and get excited to complete their STEM challenges.

More Amazing STEM Read Alouds

Using STEM Read Alouds with my classes before starting a STEM or building challenge is one of my favorite ways to connect literacy to our STEM lessons. Read Alouds keep my students engaged and can help start really meaningful discussions before the build begins. How do you choose the perfect

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These three digital building adventures are the perfect way to keep your students engaged in learning this spring.

Spring Digital Activities Building Adventures

Spring is finally here and that means birds, bugs, and of course flowers. Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons, so I have created some fun spring digital activities my students absolutely love. But the learning doesn’t stop with fun . . . these spring digital activities are packed

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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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