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Paper Roller Coasters - A STEM Activity

Paper Roller Coasters - A STEM Activity, a project from Mr. Cooper

My students need cardstock and 30 rolls of tape to complete this project. Everybody loves roller coasters, or at least watching them, even if it is a marble rolling down a ramp. Imagine the sense o...

FREE 100th Day STEM Stations for PreK through 3rd Grade!

STEM for the 100th Day of School {FREE!}

FREE 100th Day STEM Stations for PreK through 3rd Grade!

28 days of hands-on STEM activities for kids - coding, STEM challenges, STEM on a budget, and more! It's science, tech, engineering & math made fun.

28 Days of Hands-On STEM Activities for Kids

28 days of hands-on STEM activities for kids - coding, STEM challenges, STEM on a budget, and more! It's science, tech, engineering & math made fun.

19 Spooky STEM Projects For Kiddos This Halloween

19 Spooky STEM Projects For Kiddos This Halloween

Baking soda ghost goes BOO(m).

4 Seuss and STEM Activities. March is here and that means celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America in a number of fabulous ways all month long! I’m a total #STEMnerd and am always game for integrating STEM into seasonal festivities (see my STEM Valentine’s Day post). I loved sharing my "Top 10 Read Across America Ideas for Upper Elementary," and am excited to share ways to incorporate some Seuss-tastic STEM into your festivities at any grade level!

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic

Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, teaching tips, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers from the classrooms of extraordinary mentor

Thomas Elementary Art: The Underground Lives of Ants by 2nd grade. Science, ant body parts and habitats. What if ants were more like us?

The Underground Lives of Ants by 2nd grade

This blogging community is full of super cool people with amazing ideas and lesson plans. Often times, I'll find an idea that is interesting and change it or add to it to suit my student population. It is beyond rare that I find a lesson that I duplicate outright. I've done just that with this project. I take absolutely no credit for this lesson. All the props go to Mrs. Knight at Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists. This post popped up in my Pinterest feed and I immediately repined it to use…

Learning about Pollination - use juice boxes to make flowers, students drink nectar, eat cheetos without wiping hands for pollen, go to other flowers, and the "pollen" will stick - From Second Grade Shenanigans

A Little Talk About the Birds and the Bees

Yes…yes…we start them early at my school! :) This week, we have been all into plants! We even discussed…dare I say it…reproduction! Sorry parents…hope that didn’t begin any continuing conversations/questions! Ha! Seriously though, plants have been a lot of fun! We planted a few seeds two weeks ago and the kids have been recording plant episodes (journals) on the iPad! They wear special glasses and everything {they are kind of a big deal} so that they can look just like a real scientist! They…

Make a self watering planter. Watch seeds grow. Great activity for kids to learn about gardening.

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Make a self watering planter. Watch seeds grow. Great activity for kids to learn about gardening.

Science Lab Safety Rules Contract FREEBIE! Includes full page and half-sheet version perfect for Science Notebooks!

Science Lab Safety Contract FREEBIE!

Science Lab Safety Rules Contract FREEBIE! Includes full page and half-sheet version perfect for Science Notebooks!

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STEM Engineering Challenge Projects ~ FREE Student Role Sheets!

A FREE set of five student role sheets designed for use during the STEM Engineering Challenges that I have created! I post these STEM Challenge role sheets in the classroom. I copy each role sheet in a different color! I either assign roles or leave it up to a random draw using the small cards.

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Picture Books For The STEAM Classroom | Education Closet

Wonderful additions to any STEAM classroom, discover the eight story picture books for kids that were chosen by EducationCloset to enhance STEAM learning.

Build your own bottle rocket! It's important to give kids lots of hands on experiences, and this DIY activity is also great for piquing their curiosity about science!

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It’s important to give kids lots of hands-on experiences, and this DIY activity is also great for piquing their curiosity about science! Thanks to Goldie Blox for their permission to re-purp…

A round-up of my favorite free download tags for Teacher Appreciation Week. Great for last minute gift ideas with easy to find gifts.

Easy Teacher Appreciation Day with free downloads | Mommy Upgrade

Easy ideas for Teacher Appreciation Day including a round-up of my favorite free download tags. Have you personalized another Teacher Appreciation gift yet?

First Grade Wow: Soil and Rocks!

Soil and Rocks!

Hello Everyone! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there...and to all the dads, grandparents, friends, and others who also fulfill the mom role. Your job is so important! Celebrate your commitment and love! I had a wonderful day spoiling my mom and hearing from both my babies---from afar!! Yes, they will always be my babies no matter how old they get!!! I love you, Jordan and Toby!!! I have so much to share from last week!! We had one jam packed week, which about took me out, but we do…

Fabulous Sound Unit for 1st - 3rd grades. Perfect for teaching with the NGSS! Books, writing, hands-on science

Sound: 1st Grade Science - The Brown Bag Teacher

Fabulous Sound Unit for 1st - 3rd grades. Perfect for teaching with the NGSS! Books, writing, hands-on science