Engage Students in Solving Real-World Problems with STEM — Carly and Adam
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.
Slime STEM Activity States of Matter Integration with Distance Learning Digital
Includes both PDF and TpT Digital Versions for Google Classroom Distance Learning and in-person classroom instruction.Integrate STEM in your classroom with Slime Maker STEM Project. Create the coolest slime experiment that every student is sure to love! This is great for teaching about states of mat...
Real World READ ALOUD STEM™ Activities and Challenges BUNDLE
Includes TpT Digital Activity Version for Google Classroom Distance Learning.Integrate Read World STEM Activities and Read Alouds!Learn about real issues happening in our world and inspire kids to help solve them using science and engineering.Learn about how chimpanzees use tools as discovered by Ja...
Measuring Activity For Preschoolers
Measuring your hands and feet forhands-on preschool math! Grab the cubes, blocks, or LEGO and set up a simple preschool math measuring activity.
The Dot by Peter Reynolds Raft Builder Growth Mindset Activity Distance Learning
Includes both PDF and TpT Digital Activity versions for Google Classroom Distance Learning and in-person instruction.Students learn to develop a Growth Mindset through The Dot Raft Builder STEM Challenge! The Dot STEM Activity works as a great companion to The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. This is an ex...
Ep. 4: Why You Should Teach Space — The STEM Space Podcast by Vivify STEM
Space exploration can be an effective lens to teach and inspire kids in STEM education. From connecting to the exciting space missions in current events, to showing how your students could contribute to advancing the human race, space is something that everyone can relate to.
6 Essential Elements of a Meaningful Makerspace and How to Incorporate Them — Carly and Adam
What is the difference between a makerspace and a meaningful makerspace? A makerspace is a place in a classroom, school, or library where students are encouraged to create, tinker, and explore. Nevertheless, a meaningful makerspace goes beyond giving students Legos and telling them to build.
Getting Started with STEM Questioning Strategies
Do your students give up easily when encountering a problem? Help your students get more grit and develop problem solving skills with STEM Questioning Strategies! Support your students when they get stuck during a STEM challenge by asking the right questions at the right times. Instead of giving awa...
6 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Materials for Your Makerspace or STEM Lab — Carly and Adam
One of the biggest struggles we hear from teachers wanting to implement STEM or a makerspace is the cost of materials. We asked members of our Facebook Group, Elementary STEM Teachers Club, to share their budget friendly tips and tricks for keeping their STEM supplies stocked. The following are the top 6 ways to get cheap or free materials for your makerspace or STEM Lab.
READ ALOUD STEM™ Activities and Challenges GROWING BUNDLE Valentines Day STEM
Includes TpT Digital Activities for Google Classroom Distance Learning!Integrate STEM and Literacy in your classroom all year! Awaken imagination and creativity all year. Students learn coding, engineering, explore real world problems, learn about STEM role models, pioneers, inventors, and more! Thi...
How To Extract Strawberry DNA Science Activity
Smashed strawberries and DNA! Learn how to extract strawberry DNA science with kids for cool food science. A strawberry DNA extraction lab is easy!
Episode 1: The 3 Stages of STEM - The STEM Space podcast by Vivify STEM
In this episode, Natasha and Claire discuss the 3 Stages of STEM, where skills like teamwork, problem solving, and collaboration are progressively built upon to complete more complex challenges in a STEM program.
Crater Catapults & Moon Making STEM -- Vivify STEM
Launch into a deep study of space rocks, the lunar surface, and craters that is sure to leave a lasting impact! In this comprehensive lesson, students use what they learn about meteors and craters to build a catapult that launches "research equipment" into craters. Worksheets are included to guide s...
STEM Careers in your Classroom - Vivify STEM's The STEM Space Podcast
Implement STEM careers in your classroom by connecting them to student sparks— your students’ passions! STEM careers should be a part of every STEM lesson as you connect what your students are learning to the careers that use those same skills or that relate to the topics discussed.
Virus Protection: STEM At Home Activity - Vivify STEM
STEM Space At Home is a video series led by an engineer and using materials you can find at home. The videos are intended to support elementary and middle school students through fun engineering design challenges with a real-world connection. This week’s challenge: build a virus protection device!
Why We Need to Be Teaching Kids Coding and How to Get Started — Carly and Adam
Getting started with coding in the classroom doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating! You don’t have to have a background in computer science to teach it, and you don’t even need expensive robots or technology to get started!