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Engage Students in Real-World Problem Solving with STEM

If your students aren’t excited about STEM the problem might be a lack of exposure to real-world challenges. Real-world problem solving should be at the core of any STEM education program. It increases student buy-in as students realize that their work has an impact that extends beyond the classroom walls. It also helps students develop empathy as they take a walk in someone else’s shoes in order to understand the problems they face before coming up with potential solutions.

7 Paper Bag STEM Challenge Ideas

What does STEM stand for? If you haven't heard, STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math. These paper bag STEM challenges are perfect for a screen-free week of play and learning. Our paper bag STEM challenge ideas are perfect for the younger age group who may still need some help from adults, as well as for older kids who love to invent new things. Have fun with all of our science experiments and STEM activities. 7 FUN PAPER BAG STEM CHALLENGE IDEAS FOR KIDS! WHAT ARE STEM…

Science Teaching Junkie: All of the Moon Phases in Less Than a Week - Very useful post. I am about to begin teaching space science with my Yr 7s.

All of the Moon Phases in Less Than a Week

I absolutely love teaching moon phases and after 14 years, I feel like I've almost perfected the art of teaching this concept. I've created a lot of new things, come up with tips and tricks that will stick with my students, and created some pretty awesome hands-on activities for my students to be able to interact and experience the lunar cycle. And because I only use activities that give me 'a lot of bang for my buck,' I'm able to shorten the amount of time I need to teach the concept and…

Identifying Rocks

Identifying Rocks

ROCK IDENTIFICATION KEYS Mineral Identification Links that we used to identify minerals: The Rock Key Table of Contents and Information- Rock Key: A Dichotomous Key- ROCK ID- Follow the arrows and …

Erosion Activity - free hands-on science activity for 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade elementary kids. Part of a complete unit on Water: Earth’s Surface Processes. Meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

What’s strong enough to make a canyon?

In this Mystery, students make hypotheses and investigate the causes of canyons.

Exploring the Density of Liquids with Salt - Buggy and Buddy

Cool Kitchen Science for Kids: Exploring the Density of Liquids- fun science activity for any age! ~ http://BuggyandBuddy.com

Fun end of the year Middle School Earth Science Review Game

Earth Science Escape Room

Get your students excited about review with this low prep escape room activity! Can your students beat the clock and escape in time?!? This activity includes an engaging scenario and 4 easy to prep review puzzles. Students work through each puzzle and when they have solved it correctly, they will...

Geologic Time Scale 5E Lesson Plan ready to print and teach the entire Earth Science unit. Includes word wall of vocabulary, interactive science notebook template, presentation and note worksheet, and student choice final project. Complete station lab activity is also included where students will read, research, watch, explore, illustrate, organize, write, and be assessed. Grades 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th

GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE LESSON PLAN – A COMPLETE SCIENCE LESSON USING THE 5E METHOD OF INSTRUCTION | Kesler Science

At the end of this geologic time scale lesson plan, students will be able to describe how the relative and absolute age of rocks and fossil record provide evidence of Earth’s geologic history, discover how the Earth’s geologic history is classified, and give examples of major events in the Earth’s geologic history. Each lesson is designed […]

STEM Challenge: Students work in two teams to create a cranking device and a passenger carrier to perform a rescue. Each team builds part of the device and then the teams join together! The ultimate in teamwork!

Rescue Me! A Challenge with Two Teams - Teachers are Terrific

STEM Challenge: Students work in two teams to create a cranking device and a passenger carrier to perform a rescue. Each team builds part of the device and then the teams join together! The ultimate in teamwork!

Evaporation Experiment: two cups with water, heat one and put clear plastic cups on top to see evaporation.

Evaporation | Mrs. Mays's class

Evaporation Experiment: two cups with water, heat one and put clear plastic cups on top to see evaporation.

EARTH SCIENCE FOR INTERACTIVE SCIENCE NOTEBOOKS - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Earth Science for Interactive Science Notebooks

EARTH SCIENCE FOR INTERACTIVE SCIENCE NOTEBOOKS - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Topographic Map Activity — ScouterLife

Looking at a topographic map for the first time can be a confusing experience.

Rocks and Minerals Lap book and Lab Report unit great for 2nd grad, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade. Science unit. Scissors and Crayons

Rocks and Minerals Lapbook and Lab Report

Rocks and Minerals Lapbook and Lab Report is full of what you need to teach the basics and aid in flipping your classroom. This set includes interactive notebook pieces that can be put in a journal or used to make a lapbook with a file folder. There are informational slides you can print out or pr...