STEM for Kids: Egg Drop Project - Buggy and Buddy
Have you tried the egg drop project yet? This was our 4th year in a row taking part this super fun STEM activity for kids! Check out how to do it with your children or students, and be sure to print out our two free printable recording sheets.
STEM Paper Airplane Challenge
STEM Challenges are terrific ways to help teach your kids about science, technology, engineering and math. Here's a STEM Paper Airplane Challenge!
Disguise a Turkey Project FREEBIE
In this project, students will work with their family to disguise a turkey to prevent him/her from getting eaten for Thanksgiving! Once they return the disguised turkey, they will complete a writing assignment. I've done this activity with my students for years, and the students and parents LOVE i...
Star Wars STEM Learning Activities for Kids
Kids can play & learn with their favorite characters with these Star Wars STEM activities.
Engineering inquiry and cooperative group work - The Teacher Studio
Engineering activities in elementary school? Yes! Today we tackled day 3 of school, I wanted my students to apply some of the concepts we have been talking about–mostly about helping each other and being receptive to help. I decided to design a little engineering challenge that would require them to stick to a tight schedule, …
FREEBIE Polar Express Pajama Party Invite
Please enjoy this Polar Express Pajama Party invitation to add to your holiday fun! Just print on colored paper and send home with your students a few days before the celebration! There are 3 versions included: *Pajama Party - bring pajamas in your backpack *Pajama Party - wear your pajamas to scho...
Classroom Awards Make Kids Feel Special!
Classroom Award Tips and Freebies! Most schools have some sort of award program at the end of the year to recognize students for achieving the Honor Roll, having perfect attendance, or excelling in other areas. Most of my students received an award, but there were always some who didn't receive anything at all. Typically these children were the very ones who had struggled all year and who were facing difficulties and a lack of parent support at home. I couldn't help but feel sorry for them…
STEM Engineering: Will building a tower with newspaper REALLY benefit my students?
You've probably noticed pictures of STEM engineering challenges floating around the teacher blog world recently, especially if you happen to be on Pinterest. There are so many pictures of plastic cup towers, coffee filter parachutes, and other cardboard contraptions. Perhaps you've plunged into the fun headfirst, or maybe you are still standing on the diving board wondering, "Will this really benefit my students?" Read this post to learn 8 reasons STEM challenges are beneficial for students…
It's All About Those Straws!
STEM challenges that use straws as a main supply. Here are 12 different challenges that all use straws! Check the blog post for details!
Substitute Flipbook (Editable)
Need-to-know info for substitutes or guest teachers at their fingertips in this handy substitute flip book! This substitute flipbook is an easy way to get important information to a substitute entering your classroom. Unlike a bulky substitute binder, the short & sweet format means subs will hav...