Rock Cycle Activity
Rock Cycle: Modeling the Rock Cycle with StarburstsThis activity is a perfect follow up for a class who has just been introduced to the rock cycle. You will need starbursts (or other fruit chews of multiple colors) and plastic sandwich bags. Students begin with 'sediments' which they turn into a s...
28 Awesome STEM Challenges for the Elementary Classroom
Here is an amazing list of clever, unique and simple set up STEM challenges and lesson plans from other teachers.
Oil Spill! Connecting STEM activities to real world problems
I recently had another opportunity to observe a science program in an after school setting, this time at Greenleaf Elementary School in Oakland, CA. The rising fifth graders have an hour and a half of STEM programming after lunch every afternoon, and the day I visited they did an activity about cleaning up oil in the ocean. They worked with trays filled a few inches with water, feathers, straws, cotton balls and sponges. I think it's especially challenging to lead activities like this, where…
Four Types of Fossils
We are currently studying fossils and dinosaurs as we are reading “The Enormous Egg”, by Oliver Butterworth. We made these Four Types of Fossils Models. Each student needed one individu…
STEM Activity: Holiday Light Circuits | Nitty Gritty Science
We all have one, that ONE stinking string of holiday lights that only blink on momentarily when we shake it against the hard floor thinking that if we do it
Air Pressure Experiments for Kids - 2 Easy Hands-On Science Activities
These two air pressure experiments for kids are easy hands-on air pressure activities: car ziploc bag and water bottle air pressure experiment
Science for Kids: DIY Magnetic LED Lights
Make your very own magnetic LED lights in this fun science activity for kids. This STEM / STEAM project is a super fun way to explore magnetism and circuits! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board! Have you heard of LED throwies? They’re little magnetic LED lights created by Graffiti Research Lab. They are called throwies …
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Hurricane STEM Challenge Weather Activity + Digital Distance Learning Version
Fall STEM Hurricane Engineering: This activity is perfect to use to teach students about hurricanes and hurricane safety by designing a building that will withstand a hurricane simulation. Aligns with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). #STEM #stemactivity #fallactivities #fallstem #hurricaneactivities
How Fossils Are Formed
Describes how fossils are formed. From https://www.sheppardsoftware.com Learn about fossils, dinosaurs and more science at our dinosaur section here: https:/...