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Elementary STEM Activities

STEM Mystery Bag Challenge

STEM Mystery Bag Challenge If you are looking for an activity that is easy to set up for elementary aged pupils, but still incorporates authentic STEM, then STEM Mystery Bags challenge are exactly what you are looking for! These are great to use if you’re new to teaching STEM or if you need lesson/activity that doesn’t take a ton of

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Winter Survival Strategies

Winter Survival Strategies: Adaptation, Migration, and Hibernation

As the northern hemisphere enters into the depths of winter – January, and February – we begin to embrace the reality of frigid temperatures and copious amounts of snow. We turn up the heat, throw on more blankets and layers of clothing, and bundle up in warm coats when going outside.  I often look out my window during these months

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Warmth Investigation

STEM Makeover: Investigating How Animals Survive During Winter

This experiment is a great way to get your students thinking about how animals survive in the winter. As with many of our labs and activities, we start with the engage stage in the i5Es, which is about learning what students already know about the subject and invoking their curiosity. For winter survival, start the activity by having kids think

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Elementary Engineering

Engineering…It’s Everywhere!

As an elementary teacher, you might be intimidated by incorporating engineering into your classroom. Engineering feels so exotic, different, and overwhelming. But, if you know how to recognize when people are trying to solve a problem, then you are ready to start a conversation about engineering. I think that high-quality children’s literature provides great opportunities to spot engineering in action.

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Overcoming Epic Fail

Dealing With The Epic Fail

 In our Saturday webinar with Kerry Tracy from Feel Good Teaching, she touched upon the topic of failures. While teachers may have the impulse

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