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January 18, 2024 8:00 AM
Teaching students about the engineering design process helps prepare them to do engineering projects and think like engineers when it comes to problem solving, troubleshooting, and brainstorming solutions and inventions. With a combination of free videos, lessons, and learning materials, you can choose the tools that best suit the needs of your classroom. Teaching Steps of the Engineering Design Process If you teach the scientific method to students,… Read more
January 15, 2024 8:00 AM
Warm up with hands-on science and engineering! Match winter's cold weather, snow, and ice with these free lessons and activities for engaging hands-on STEM. STEM Activities to Bring Winter Themes to Science Class 1. Make Foamy Snow In the Foaming Fake Snow activity, students use baking soda and water to make fake snow they can then use to make snow people or other small sculptures. Like real snow, the fake snow won't last. What happens when… Read more
December 28, 2023 8:00 AM
Plan ahead to bring exciting science and engineering to your students all year long. Our STEM Calendar offers a roadmap for finding teaching materials and hands-on experiments to match with seasonal and calendar events throughout the year. STEM Calendar — A Roadmap of Monthly Science and Engineering Connections for Events and Popular Themes We know educators often plan weeks or even months in advance for hands-on STEM experiments and… Read more
December 7, 2023 8:00 AM
These 16 activities combine creativity, science, and engineering to make unique STEM gifts students can make to keep or to give! Science and Engineering to Make and Give Do your students like to do projects that give them a take-away at the end? Many students especially enjoy projects that result in a finished product they can use, display, keep, or share. All of the projects and activities below provide opportunities for STEM learning and result in a… Read more
December 1, 2023 8:00 AM
Gingerbread houses and characters are a great way to capture students' attention in the days leading up to winter break! Shake things up this December with a gingerbread house building STEM challenge in your classroom or try one of these other fun gingerbread-themed science and engineering explorations. Gingerbread STEM! Activities involving gingerbread houses and gingerbread people pop up in many classrooms in December and through the winter months.… Read more
November 27, 2023 8:00 AM
Planning an hour of code with students for Computer Science Education Week? Try these projects and activities to help students explore computer coding now and after! It's easy for students to get started learning about computer programming and video game and app design. Basic coding involves writing an algorithmic set of steps that tell a computer exactly what to do. No matter what language or programming environment will be used, learning to write… Read more
November 16, 2023 8:00 AM
Inspire and support a love of STEM with science and engineering kits and books! These 15 STEM ideas make great gifts for hours of STEM fun, learning, and discovery. What will the kids in your life explore, make, create, and innovate? Are you already thinking about holiday gift ideas for the young people on your gift list? Science and engineering kits and books make great gifts at any time of the year. With quality STEM kits and books, kids of all ages… Read more
November 14, 2023 8:00 AM
The Science Project Pathways tool allows teachers to easily customize the timeline and schedule assignments for all steps of a science fair project. Plan, Assign, & Manage Student Science Projects Do you have students do independent science projects? Science projects can offer an exceptional, personalized learning opportunity, but they can also be a challenge to plan and manage. Science Project Pathways for Google Classroom is a free project… Read more
October 31, 2023 8:00 AM
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by learning more about some of the many Native American scientists and engineers who have made important contributions to science history. Native American Heritage Month: Scientists to learn more about! Learn More about these Native American Scientists and Engineers In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we highlight Native American scientists and engineers who made (and are making) important… Read more
October 4, 2023 8:00 AM
From icky slime to candy coatings, fake blood, wearable LEDs, a fire snake, and things that foam, light up, or glow in the dark, we have STEM suggestions for spooky, Halloween-themed science and engineering to explore with students! Update! This post has been updated for 2023! Halloween Science and Engineering Projects! Trick or treat! It's Halloween season! With its emphasis on the ghostly, the ghoulish, the gruesome, the spooky, the icky, and, of course, the sweet (to eat), Halloween… Read more
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