Month: August 2015

Engaging Students in STEM

Welcome Back to a new school year!  It’s time to sharpen pencils, meet your students, write lesson plans…and engage students in STEM!

When we first started hearing about STEM (back in the dark ages it seems), we knew it as a simple little acronym that neatly bundled the terms Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Now, we know STEM as an interdisciplinary teaching approach that assists students in becoming better problem solvers, learning how to work in white space, collaborating with others, researching to find solutions, and a host of other top-notch skills that help our students be successful in the workplace.

What a great opportunity to begin implementing STEM in your classroom than the beginning of the school year?  This new post series will help you to get organized, get resources, and get STEMy so that your students can achieve to their highest potential.

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10 Fun Summer STEM Activities for Kids

10 Fun Summer STEM Activities for Kids

Throughout the summer, I’ve been sharing some fun summer STEM activities that will keep kids’ minds engaging and learning to prevent summer learning loss.  Here’s a looks that the activities covered:

 

Soda Bottle Sub
Dough Creatures
Kaleidoscopes
Moon Rover
Bouncy Balls
Kodu Game Lab
Cipher Disks
Boomerangs
Bristlebots
Salt Sculpture Stalactites

If you missed any of these, here’s your chance to take a look and share them with your kids before the summer is over!

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Summer STEM Activities for Kids: Salt Stalactites

Summer STEM Activities for Kids: Salt Stalactites

In this summer STEM activity, brought to you by Scientific American, kids can explore chemistry by making salt sculptures.

Salt Sculpture Stalactites can be made by creating a supersaturated solution and waiting for it to evaporate. After the sculptures have formed, kids can examine the shape of the crystals that form and

To learn how to help your kids make their own salt sculptures, check out the activity over at Scientific American.

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