Engage Students in Real-World Problem Solving with STEM
If your students aren’t excited about STEM the problem might be a lack of exposure to real-world challenges. Real-world problem solving should be at the core of any STEM education program. It increases student buy-in as students realize that their work has an impact that extends beyond the classroom walls. It also helps students develop empathy as they take a walk in someone else’s shoes in order to understand the problems they face before coming up with potential solutions.
7 Paper Bag STEM Challenge Ideas
Plan these simple and fun Paper bag STEM challenges for kids! Easy STEM activities that use what's around to encourage invention and design.
All of the Moon Phases in Less Than a Week
I absolutely love teaching moon phases and after 14 years, I feel like I've almost perfected the art of teaching this concept. I've creat...
ROCK IDENTIFICATION KEYS Mineral Identification Links that we used to identify minerals: https://fitz6.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/properties-of-minerals/ The Rock Key Table of Contents and Information- http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/rockkey/#TOCThe Rock Key: A Dichotomous Key- http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/rockkey/#Key ROCK ID- Follow the arrows and answer YES or NO- http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0610/es0610page02.cfm Rock Identification…
Exploring the Density of Liquids with Salt - Buggy and Buddy
This modified version of a lava lamp is definitely one of our favorite cool science experiments! It's a super fun way for kids to explore the density of liquids using materials you have right in your kitchen.
Earth Science Escape Room
Get your students excited about review with this low prep escape room activity! Can your students beat the clock and escape in time?!? This activity includes an engaging scenario and 4 easy to prep review puzzles. Students work through each puzzle and when they have solved it correctly, they will...
Geologic Time Scale 5E Lesson Plan
With the Geologic Time Scale 5E Lesson Plan, students will be able to describe how the relative and absolute age of rocks and fossil record provide evidence of Earth's geologic history. This complete lesson plan is ready to print and teach.
Rescue Me! A Challenge with Two Teams - Teachers are Terrific
The very first STEM Challenge we tried in fifth grade was a real-life dilemma. My idea was that a student group was camping in a desert and needed to elevate their food while they slept. They could only build the elevation device using the materials in their camping gear. It was fun and certainly a…
Earth Science for Interactive Science Notebooks
Now you can add an interactive layer to this PDF and assign it to your students through Google Classroom!This PDF includes 54 full pages of various flippables, graphic organizers and activities for an Interactive Science Notebook to be used during a unit on Earth Science (16 pages are teacher answer...
Rocks and Minerals Lapbook and Lab Report
Rocks and Minerals Lapbook and Lab Report is full of what you need to teach the basics and aid in flipping your classroom. This set includes interactive notebook pieces that can be put in a journal or used to make a lapbook with a file folder. There are informational slides you can print out or pr...