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What is STEM?

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This board contains pins with links to articles on what STEM education or learning is as curated by Jewel Pastor of Jewel's School Gems. It also contains blog posts from my own website and other websites that feature lesson plans, videos, ideas, projects, and products on fun STEM activities for kids in the elementary classroom. It is my hope that this board will be a great resource for teachers who love to pass on their passion for STEM to the children under their care.

Jewel's School Gems ❤ STEM Activities for Kids
STEM Supplies
STEM Explanation
STEM Team Building
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STEM Supplies

Top 10 Read Alouds for Elementary STEM - Teach Outside the Box Kindergarten Stem, Preschool, Stem Classes, Teacher Must Haves, Stem Steam, Steam Activities, Stem Science, Stem Challenges, Stem Projects

Free Resource Library

FREE Simple STEM PostersDownload End of the Year Digital DiceDownload Gratitude Parade FloatDownload STEM Supply LabelsDownload March GoodiesDownload June FreebiesDownload Maker PosterDownload ICE Hockey STEMDownload April FreebiesDownload Morning Meeting and Sharing ChartsDownload STEM Marshmallow ShooterDownload Monthly Binder Covers and DividersDownload End of Year FreebiesDownload October Freebies

I am often asked how to get started with STEM in the regular education classroom, and even more often, what supplies are necessary. As a former classroom teacher, I remember well that the ONE thin… Stem Activities, Activities For Kids, Stem Science, Teaching Science, Stem Teaching, Mad Science, Classroom Teacher, Science Classroom, Classroom Tools

10 STEM Supplies that you ALREADY HAVE in Your Classroom - STEM Activities for Kids

Stop running to Walmart and Target for STEM Supplies! You migh be surprised by these 10 STEM Supplies that you Already Have in Your Classroom

Top 5 STEM Challenge Materials You Need - momgineer Science Activities For Kids, Steam Activities, Stem Science, Science Classroom, Science Experiments, Science Labs, Science Ideas, Physical Science, Science Lessons

Top 5 STEM Challenge Materials You Need

Top STEM Materials To Keep on Hand There are hundreds of STEM challenges you can easily do with your kids (find many of them on this Pinterest board). After leading dozens of STEM activities, I found out that there are a handful of materials I needed for almost every challenge. These are all simple materials that are very easy and inexpensive to acquire. STEM materials you can't live without Each of these items has a slightly different use but these are the ones I always come back to…

Are you looking for ways on how to teach place value? Well, you came to the right place. Read about various ways. Grab a FREE place value digit game, too! Stem Activities, Learning Activities, Classroom Activities, Kids Learning, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Character Education Lessons, Stem Challenges, Teaching Tools

Free Resource Library | Jewel's School Gems by Jewel Pastor

FREE STEM SUPPLIES LIST by Jewel's School Gems | Looking for FREE STEM printables? Subscribe to my newsletter and have access to this FREE STEM Supplies List along with fun STEM activities, ideas, and resources for kids. SIGN UP TODAY!

Today, I’m sharing with you three super simple steps to collect tons of STEM supplies with little or no money. Grab a FREE STEM Supplies list as well. Stem Teacher, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, Teaching Music, Teaching Tips, Classroom Jobs, Classroom Activities

Ways to Get STEM Supplies

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR THE CLUELESS STEM TEACHER: 3 Super Simple Frugal Ways to Get STEM Supplies by Jewel's School Gems | Setting up a STEM classroom from scratch is hard! But it doesn’t have to be hard for you! I’m excited to reveal to you everything I learned along the way! Today, I’m sharing with you three super simple steps to collect tons of STEM supplies with little or no money. #stemsupplies #stem

Inexpensive STEM Ideas for Kids STEM Activities STEM on a budget with frugal engineering supplies and clever materials for all your STEM challenges. Great for preschool and kindergarten STEM activities. Stem Science, Preschool Science, Science Experiments, Science Classroom, Earth Science, Life Science, Classroom Ideas, Science Centers, Math Stem

How to Put Together Inexpensive STEM Ideas

Can you really do STEM cheap? Someone always asked me if it's really possible because STEM is often associated with expensive items like software, robots, and computers! We know how to put together inexpensive STEM ideas everyone will love and benefit from. Whether you want to make tinker trays, put together STEM challenges, or try out cool science experiments, we have lots of ideas. HOW TO PUT TOGETHER INEXPENSIVE STEM IDEAS Learning how to put together inexpensive STEM ideas is a wonderful…

Ready to bring STEM to your classroom, but not sure where to start? This post outlines 10 MUST HAVE STEM materials for your classroom. Primary Classroom, Kindergarten Classroom, Future Classroom, Physics Classroom, Kindergarten Science, Preschool, Space Activities For Kids, Stem Activities, Toddler Activities

10 Must-Have STEM Materials for Your Classroom

Ready to bring STEM to your classroom, but not sure where to start? This post outlines 10 MUST HAVE STEM materials for your classroom.

Free Resource Library - Teach Outside the Box Free School Supplies, Classroom Supplies, Classroom Organization, Organization Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Free Preschool, Preschool Classroom, Kindergarten, Classroom Labels Free

FREE STEM Labels

Click the either of the pictures below to subscribe to my Teach Outside the Box newsletter and receive your set of STEM Supply Labels for FREE!After subscribing, make sure to confirm your subscription in your inbox and your freebie will be sent to you!

Looking for STEM supplies to add to your home or classroom? You may not need as much as you think! These 5 STEM supplies are perfect for hands-on learning! Math Activities For Kids, Steam Activities, Hands On Activities, Writing Activities, Teaching Kids, Stem Projects, Science Projects, Science Ideas, Science Experiments

My Favorite STEM Supplies - From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom

Looking for STEM supplies to add to your home or classroom? You may not need as much as you think! These 5 STEM supplies are perfect for hands-on learning!

10 Must-Have STEM Materials for Your Classroom Want to to incorporate STEM activities in your elementary classroom? Here is a great start: 10 Must Have STEM materials for every classroom-TheAppl… Kindergarten Stem, Preschool Classroom, Future Classroom, Elementary Science Classroom, Elementary Education Activities, Stem Preschool, Physics Classroom, Classroom Activities, Science Classroom

10 Must-Have STEM Materials for Your Classroom

Ready to bring STEM to your classroom, but not sure where to start? This post outlines 10 MUST HAVE STEM materials for your classroom.

Upper Elementary Snapshots: Getting Started with STEM. This is for upper elementary, but could easily be used or scaled down for primary. Stem Science, Teaching Science, Teaching Ideas, Science Classroom, Kid Science, Science Crafts, Forensic Science, Science Humor, Science Ideas

Getting Started with STEM

An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.

My favorite STEM building supplies – Science Time Math Stem, Stem Science, Stem Activities, Classroom Activities, Morning Activities, Primary Classroom, Kindergarten Stem, Stem Preschool, Classroom Supplies

My Favorite STEM Teaching Supplies | Middle School Math STEM supplies | To The Square Inch

A complete list of STEM supplies for teaching STEM for middle school math lessons. Secondary math STEM supplies list cover materials for interactive STEM lessons.

STEM Explanation

What is STEM? I’m so excited to share with you the wisdom that 8 generous STEM educators have shared for teachers who want clarity as to what STEM is. Science Activities For Kids, Cool Science Experiments, Stem Activities, Science Lessons, Classroom Activities, Math Stem, Stem Science, Stem Learning, Project Based Learning

What Is STEM?

WHAT IS STEM? The Best STEM Explanations from 8 Pioneering Professionals by Jewel's School Gems | This is a blog post about what STEM is. It’s about what it means to STEM educators who have dedicated much of their time in designing and creating meaningful resources, such as fun STEM activities for kids in the elementary classroom. It’s about answering this question: What is STEM? So teachers who are new to STEM or are clueless about it will gain a better understanding. #whatisstem

STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY by Jewel’s School Gems | Are you comfortable with STEM? Do you feel excited when implementing STEM lessons or does it feel like one more thing has been added to your plate? Worse yet, are you certain that your STEM activity is not just another craftivity? What will you need to ensure you are implementing a fun STEM activity for kids and not just another craft project? #stem #stemactivity Science Activities For Kids, Stem Science, Science Lessons, Hands On Activities, Stem Activities, Classroom Activities, Science Experiments, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources

STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY

STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY by Jewel’s School Gems | Are you comfortable with STEM? Do you feel excited when implementing STEM lessons or does it feel like one more thing has been added to your plate? Worse yet, are you certain that your STEM activity is not just another craftivity? What will you need to ensure you are implementing a fun STEM activity for kids and not just another craft project? #stem #stemactivity

Can you tell a flawed STEM project from a true STEM project? Use this handy checklist as a reference. Start-to-finish instructions. Science Projects For Kids, Stem Projects, Stem Activities, Activities For Kids, Engineering Classes, What Is Stem, Stem Steam, Stem For Kids, Stem Challenges

STEM Check: True STEM? Flawed STEM? - TeacherGeek

Can you tell a flawed STEM project from a true STEM project? Use this handy checklist as a reference. Start-to-finish instructions...

Trendy Science And Technology Building Lesson Plans Ideas Steam Activities, Science Activities, Reading Activities, Elementary Science, Middle School Science, Upper Elementary, Help Teaching, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources

The 6 W's for STEM

The 6 W's for STEM | Simply STEAM STEM activities and challenges elementary for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades. Encourage team building, engineering; learn how to create easy lesson plans that integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Have fun with simple STEM activities. #STEM #STEAM #STEMChallenges #STEAMChallenges

Are there any STEM Myths that are stopping you from doing STEM? To empower and encourage you, here are 5 that I would like to help clear up for you. Teaching Career, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Classroom Resources, Engineering Design Process, Stem Skills, Stem Learning

STEM Myths - STEM Learning

5 STEM MYTHS EVERYBODY REALLY SHOULD IGNORE AND WHY by Jewel's School Gems | t’s such a shame that so many educators are missing out on how wonderful STEM/STEAM is for engaging learners of all ages because of numerous STEM myths that have been around for some time now. To hopefully encourage and empower you to try (or continue) STEM in your classroom, here are 5 of numerous STEM myths that I would like to help clear up for you. #stem

STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY by Jewel’s School Gems | Are you comfortable with STEM? Do you feel excited when implementing STEM lessons or does it feel like one more thing has been added to your plate? Worse yet, are you certain that your STEM activity is not just another craftivity? Assuming you have already introduced your students to STEM and the engineering design process, what will you need to ensure you are implementing STEM and not another craft project? #stem Stem Activities, Classroom Activities, Learning Activities, Stem Learning, Outdoor Learning, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Engineering Design Process, Elementary Teacher

What Is STEM? STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY

STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY by Jewel’s School Gems | Are you comfortable with STEM? Do you feel excited when implementing STEM lessons or does it feel like one more thing has been added to your plate? Worse yet, are you certain that your STEM activity is not just another craftivity? Assuming you have already introduced your students to STEM and the engineering design process, what will you need to ensure you are implementing STEM and not another craft project? #stem

What is STEM? I’m so excited to share with you the wisdom that 8 generous STEM educators have shared for teachers who want clarity as to what STEM is. Stem Teacher, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Teacher Stuff, Teaching Ideas, Stem Activities, Activities For Kids, Classroom Activities, 5th Grade Teachers

What Is STEM

WHAT IS STEM? The Best STEM Explanations from 8 Pioneering Professionals by Jewel's School Gems | This is a blog post about what STEM is. It’s about what it means to STEM educators who have dedicated much of their time in designing and creating meaningful resources for teachers like you. It’s about answering this question: What is STEM? So teachers who are new to STEM or are clueless about it will gain a better understanding of it. #whatisstem

STEM Team Building

Have your experiences with team building been less than inspiring? Well, you can dig in your heels and get ready to take these actionable steps. Icebreaker Activities, Stem Activities, Activities For Kids, Classroom Activities, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Teacher Stuff, Team Building Skills, Team Challenges

FUN TEAM BUILDING STEM TIPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM

Have your experiences with STEM team challenges been less than inspiring? Or maybe you have been reluctant to even give them a try? You are not alone. So, what’s a teacher to do? Well, you could sigh and shake your head and wonder how many days till summer break. Or, you can dig in your heels and get ready to take the actionable steps below and improve team building in your STEM classroom. #stem #teambuilding

STEM Time Management

Try one or all of the ideas I am sharing with you, and with a little brainstorming, you will probably find many more ways to fit in STEM. Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Elementary Science, Science Classroom, Elementary Teacher, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Kindergarten Stem, Brain Craft

Time Management in the STEM Classroom

HOW TO EASILY FIT IN STEM AND NOT LEAVE ANYTHING ELSE OUT by Jewel's School Gems | Keep reading for some uncomplicated ideas to fit in STEM into an already tight schedule. Try one or all of the ideas I am sharing with you, and with a little brainstorming, you will probably find many more ways to incorporate STEM in your everyday teaching. #stem

Other Pins

What is STEM? I’m so excited to share with you the wisdom that 8 generous STEM educators have shared for teachers who want clarity as to what STEM is. Science Activities For Kids, Cool Science Experiments, Stem Activities, Science Lessons, Classroom Activities, Math Stem, Stem Science, Stem Learning, Project Based Learning

What Is STEM?

WHAT IS STEM? The Best STEM Explanations from 8 Pioneering Professionals by Jewel's School Gems | This is a blog post about what STEM is. It’s about what it means to STEM educators who have dedicated much of their time in designing and creating meaningful resources, such as fun STEM activities for kids in the elementary classroom. It’s about answering this question: What is STEM? So teachers who are new to STEM or are clueless about it will gain a better understanding. #whatisstem

STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY by Jewel’s School Gems | Are you comfortable with STEM? Do you feel excited when implementing STEM lessons or does it feel like one more thing has been added to your plate? Worse yet, are you certain that your STEM activity is not just another craftivity? What will you need to ensure you are implementing a fun STEM activity for kids and not just another craft project? #stem #stemactivity Science Activities For Kids, Stem Science, Science Lessons, Hands On Activities, Stem Activities, Classroom Activities, Science Experiments, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources

STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY

STEM: NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFTIVITY by Jewel’s School Gems | Are you comfortable with STEM? Do you feel excited when implementing STEM lessons or does it feel like one more thing has been added to your plate? Worse yet, are you certain that your STEM activity is not just another craftivity? What will you need to ensure you are implementing a fun STEM activity for kids and not just another craft project? #stem #stemactivity

Can you tell a flawed STEM project from a true STEM project? Use this handy checklist as a reference. Start-to-finish instructions. Science Projects For Kids, Stem Projects, Stem Activities, Activities For Kids, Engineering Classes, What Is Stem, Stem Steam, Stem For Kids, Stem Challenges

STEM Check: True STEM? Flawed STEM? - TeacherGeek

Can you tell a flawed STEM project from a true STEM project? Use this handy checklist as a reference. Start-to-finish instructions...

Have your experiences with team building been less than inspiring? Well, you can dig in your heels and get ready to take these actionable steps. Icebreaker Activities, Stem Activities, Activities For Kids, Classroom Activities, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Teacher Stuff, Team Building Skills, Team Challenges

FUN TEAM BUILDING STEM TIPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM

Have your experiences with STEM team challenges been less than inspiring? Or maybe you have been reluctant to even give them a try? You are not alone. So, what’s a teacher to do? Well, you could sigh and shake your head and wonder how many days till summer break. Or, you can dig in your heels and get ready to take the actionable steps below and improve team building in your STEM classroom. #stem #teambuilding

Trendy Science And Technology Building Lesson Plans Ideas Steam Activities, Science Activities, Reading Activities, Elementary Science, Middle School Science, Upper Elementary, Help Teaching, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources

The 6 W's for STEM

The 6 W's for STEM | Simply STEAM STEM activities and challenges elementary for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades. Encourage team building, engineering; learn how to create easy lesson plans that integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Have fun with simple STEM activities. #STEM #STEAM #STEMChallenges #STEAMChallenges

Top 10 Read Alouds for Elementary STEM - Teach Outside the Box Kindergarten Stem, Preschool, Stem Classes, Teacher Must Haves, Stem Steam, Steam Activities, Stem Science, Stem Challenges, Stem Projects

Free Resource Library

FREE Simple STEM PostersDownload End of the Year Digital DiceDownload Gratitude Parade FloatDownload STEM Supply LabelsDownload March GoodiesDownload June FreebiesDownload Maker PosterDownload ICE Hockey STEMDownload April FreebiesDownload Morning Meeting and Sharing ChartsDownload STEM Marshmallow ShooterDownload Monthly Binder Covers and DividersDownload End of Year FreebiesDownload October Freebies

I am often asked how to get started with STEM in the regular education classroom, and even more often, what supplies are necessary. As a former classroom teacher, I remember well that the ONE thin… Stem Activities, Activities For Kids, Stem Science, Teaching Science, Stem Teaching, Mad Science, Classroom Teacher, Science Classroom, Classroom Tools

10 STEM Supplies that you ALREADY HAVE in Your Classroom - STEM Activities for Kids

Stop running to Walmart and Target for STEM Supplies! You migh be surprised by these 10 STEM Supplies that you Already Have in Your Classroom

Top 5 STEM Challenge Materials You Need - momgineer Science Activities For Kids, Steam Activities, Stem Science, Science Classroom, Science Experiments, Science Labs, Science Ideas, Physical Science, Science Lessons

Top 5 STEM Challenge Materials You Need

Top STEM Materials To Keep on Hand There are hundreds of STEM challenges you can easily do with your kids (find many of them on this Pinterest board). After leading dozens of STEM activities, I found out that there are a handful of materials I needed for almost every challenge. These are all simple materials that are very easy and inexpensive to acquire. STEM materials you can't live without Each of these items has a slightly different use but these are the ones I always come back to…

Are there any STEM Myths that are stopping you from doing STEM? To empower and encourage you, here are 5 that I would like to help clear up for you. Teaching Career, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Classroom Resources, Engineering Design Process, Stem Skills, Stem Learning

STEM Myths - STEM Learning

5 STEM MYTHS EVERYBODY REALLY SHOULD IGNORE AND WHY by Jewel's School Gems | t’s such a shame that so many educators are missing out on how wonderful STEM/STEAM is for engaging learners of all ages because of numerous STEM myths that have been around for some time now. To hopefully encourage and empower you to try (or continue) STEM in your classroom, here are 5 of numerous STEM myths that I would like to help clear up for you. #stem

Are you looking for ways on how to teach place value? Well, you came to the right place. Read about various ways. Grab a FREE place value digit game, too! Stem Activities, Learning Activities, Classroom Activities, Kids Learning, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Character Education Lessons, Stem Challenges, Teaching Tools

Free Resource Library | Jewel's School Gems by Jewel Pastor

FREE STEM SUPPLIES LIST by Jewel's School Gems | Looking for FREE STEM printables? Subscribe to my newsletter and have access to this FREE STEM Supplies List along with fun STEM activities, ideas, and resources for kids. SIGN UP TODAY!

Today, I’m sharing with you three super simple steps to collect tons of STEM supplies with little or no money. Grab a FREE STEM Supplies list as well. Stem Teacher, Teacher Blogs, Teacher Resources, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, Teaching Music, Teaching Tips, Classroom Jobs, Classroom Activities

Ways to Get STEM Supplies

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR THE CLUELESS STEM TEACHER: 3 Super Simple Frugal Ways to Get STEM Supplies by Jewel's School Gems | Setting up a STEM classroom from scratch is hard! But it doesn’t have to be hard for you! I’m excited to reveal to you everything I learned along the way! Today, I’m sharing with you three super simple steps to collect tons of STEM supplies with little or no money. #stemsupplies #stem

Inexpensive STEM Ideas for Kids STEM Activities STEM on a budget with frugal engineering supplies and clever materials for all your STEM challenges. Great for preschool and kindergarten STEM activities. Stem Science, Preschool Science, Science Experiments, Science Classroom, Earth Science, Life Science, Classroom Ideas, Science Centers, Math Stem

How to Put Together Inexpensive STEM Ideas

Can you really do STEM cheap? Someone always asked me if it's really possible because STEM is often associated with expensive items like software, robots, and computers! We know how to put together inexpensive STEM ideas everyone will love and benefit from. Whether you want to make tinker trays, put together STEM challenges, or try out cool science experiments, we have lots of ideas. HOW TO PUT TOGETHER INEXPENSIVE STEM IDEAS Learning how to put together inexpensive STEM ideas is a wonderful…

Ready to bring STEM to your classroom, but not sure where to start? This post outlines 10 MUST HAVE STEM materials for your classroom. Primary Classroom, Kindergarten Classroom, Future Classroom, Physics Classroom, Kindergarten Science, Preschool, Space Activities For Kids, Stem Activities, Toddler Activities

10 Must-Have STEM Materials for Your Classroom

Ready to bring STEM to your classroom, but not sure where to start? This post outlines 10 MUST HAVE STEM materials for your classroom.

Free Resource Library - Teach Outside the Box Free School Supplies, Classroom Supplies, Classroom Organization, Organization Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Free Preschool, Preschool Classroom, Kindergarten, Classroom Labels Free

FREE STEM Labels

Click the either of the pictures below to subscribe to my Teach Outside the Box newsletter and receive your set of STEM Supply Labels for FREE!After subscribing, make sure to confirm your subscription in your inbox and your freebie will be sent to you!

Looking for STEM supplies to add to your home or classroom? You may not need as much as you think! These 5 STEM supplies are perfect for hands-on learning! Math Activities For Kids, Steam Activities, Hands On Activities, Writing Activities, Teaching Kids, Stem Projects, Science Projects, Science Ideas, Science Experiments

My Favorite STEM Supplies - From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom

Looking for STEM supplies to add to your home or classroom? You may not need as much as you think! These 5 STEM supplies are perfect for hands-on learning!