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How planets orbit the sun: This super simple Montessori-inspired activity gives kids a hands-on and concrete way to understand how planets orbit the sun in a large circle || Gift of Curiosity

How planets orbit the sun: A Montessori-inspired activity for kids

This super simple activity gives kids a hands-on and concrete way to understand how planets orbit the sun in a large circle.

Which fidget spinners spin the longest? Use this complete STEM Challenge to investigate fidget spinners in the classroom.

Fidget Spinner Activities and STEM Challenge

Which fidget spinners spin the longest? Use this complete STEM Challenge to investigate fidget spinners in the classroom.

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak is a perfect segue for teaching your students the power of growth mindset. Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created for 2nd-6th graders in mind. Infused with reflections, challenges (including a STEM challenge), and opportunities to identify and clarify growth mindset vs fixed mindset, your students are sure to learn and have a great deal of fun!

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities for Upper Grades w/ Digital Option

These literature unit activities for Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak now have a digital distance learning option in Google Slides™. Please refer to the final 7 pages of the file for the link and instructions.Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Your Fantastic Elastic Bra...

Challenge children to build a bridge using only paper straws, paper and tape in this STEM project.

Take The Straw Bridge Challenge! | My Baba

Make sure you follow our STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas. We do a lot of science-based activities but not many that full under the engineering category. A very long time ago when I was in (maybe) year 4 we made bridges using balsa wood. I was terrible at constructing mine, in fact I […]

Cool STEM architecture project with this geometry (area, perimeter, volume) city via @karyntripp

Architecture STEM: Area and Perimeter City

Cool STEM architecture project with this geometry (area, perimeter, volume) city via @karyntripp

Have a school project or teaching planets and need a fun activity? Use an old CD and make a planet with a small ball! So easy and fun!

Teaching Tuesday: How to Make a Planet (with an old CD!)

Have a school project or teaching planets and need a fun activity? Use an old CD and make a planet with a small ball! So easy and fun!

How to Turn a Pizza Box into a Toy Airport! With working landing strip lights! A fun upcycling project!

Pizza Box Airport - with working landing lights!

My son is obsessed with planes at the moment so I decided to create a Pizza Box Airport - with working landing lights!

Want to make a fun DIY toy that moves? This kinetic carousel spins wildly and demonstrates potential and kinetic energy. Learn how w/ @pbsparents.

Your Resource for Parenting Tips & Parenting Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

Want to make a fun DIY toy that moves? This kinetic carousel spins wildly and demonstrates potential and kinetic energy.

This simple preschool activity brings to life P.D. Eastman’s beloved book, The Best Nest, as your child reads the book, searches for nest building material and then creates his or her own nest. It’s a fun hands-on learning experience that your child will love!

The Best Nest: A Literacy and STEM Preschool Lesson - The Many Little Joys

This simple preschool activity brings to life P.D. Eastman’s book, The Best Nest, in a fun hands-on nest-building experience that your child will love!

Our Week: Pollution Theme 2

Our Week: Pollution Theme 2 - Teach Me Mommy

Last week we talked about pollution, so to extend the subject we talked about reduce, reuse and recycle. Our crafts were all made from recycled material: These bird feeders were made from plastic soda bottles. We used 500 ml or 1 liter bottles which I cut it for the kids. They pushed through old pencils …

Your kids will love these LEGO STEM challenge cards! The perfect learning activity to get kids interested in learning when they think they are just playing with LEGO! All of these challenges have been 'tween-approved'.

LEGO STEM Challenge Cards

Your kids will love these LEGO STEM challenge cards! The perfect learning activity to get kids interested in learning when they think they are just playing with LEGO! All of these challenges have been 'tween-approved'.

End of the Year STEM Activities / Challenges!

End of the Year STEM Summer STEM

End of the Year STEM Activities / Challenges!

Your kids will love these LEGO STEM challenge cards! The perfect learning activity to get kids interested in learning when they think they are just playing with LEGO! All of these challenges have been 'tween-approved'.

LEGO STEM Challenge Cards

Your kids will love these LEGO STEM challenge cards! The perfect learning activity to get kids interested in learning when they think they are just playing with LEGO! All of these challenges have been 'tween-approved'.

Free solar system printable for sensory bins, play dough or pretend play. A fun addition to a solar system theme!

Free Solar System Printable -

Do you remember those space rocks that I made? They have been providing hours of play and learning this week. The very first thing we did with them was create sensory bin that included all the planets (not poor Pluto much to the dismay of my children.) This free solar system printable includes, not only ...