STEM Education Activities
Columns: Finding the Strongest Shape | PBS LearningMedia
The shapes of a structure and its parts are often as important as the materials those parts are made of. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, members of the cast bend and fold sheets of paper to see which shape is strongest and can best support the weight of a heavy book. This resource is useful for introducing components of Engineering Design (ETS) from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to grade K-8 students.
STEM Challenge - Trampolines - STEM Activities for Kids
This is such a fun STEM idea…use a colander and rubber band to make a trampoline! Then test it by dropping a ball on it. Would be so easy to do at home or in the classroom. Great blog post from "STEM Activities for Kids"
100's Day - Secret Agent Style!
Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate 100's Day in kindergarten? Turn your classroom into a spy lab! Zero the Hero has been taken by Devious Agent 99 in an effort to stop the 100th day of school from happening. Your students will become secret agents as they work on missions to gain clues as to Zero the Hero's whereabouts. Lots of ideas, hands-on activities, and printables to make your 100th day of school unforgettable!
How to Connect Your Students to the World with the Cardboard Challenge
How to Connect Students to the World With the Cardboard Challenge | In my AASL post, I talk about how maker projects and makerspaces are fantastic for connecting your students globally. Here's how you can use the Global Cardboard Challenge and Skype.