Fall and Thanksgiving STEM - Vivify STEM
🍁 I am loving all of the STEM activities that come with the new fall season. As the leaves start changing, grab some different colors for a fun science experiment— leaf chromatography! I snagged all the colored leaves from the same tree! My kids were so excited to see the outcome.
3 Reasons Your STEM Challenge Failed (and What to Try Next Time)
Have you ever had an Elementary STEM lesson fail? Check out this guest post from Dr. Jacie Maslyk on the Carly and Adam blog: 3 Reasons Your STEM Challenge Failed (and What to Try Next Time). If your lesson or STEM challenge didn’t go quite right, it may have something to do with collaboration, content, or culture. Click to learn more.
Spider Oobleck Recipe For Halloween
This is both a STEM activity and fun sensory activity! Spider oobleck is a fun Halloween science experiment! Explore Non-Newtonian fluids with a Halloween spider twist. Oobleck is 2 ingredients! Oobleck is usually a mixture of cornstarch and water. A fun sensory activity for your kids this Halloween season.
Spooky Halloween STEM Bundle
This Halloween, challenge your elementary STEM students with spooky Halloween STEM challenges by Carly and Adam. Build a pumpkin stand, design a spider web, explore states of matter with slime, create a catapult to launch a candy pumpkin the farthest distance, and create a hanging cauldron that can hold the most marbles. Perfect for October STEM challenges! #STEM
Weather Balloon Launch: STEM Engineering Project Guide
Tackle the ultimate STEM project with this all-inclusive classroom guide to launching a weather balloon PLUS links to a shared Google Drive folder with TONS of extra resources! This guide includes an hour-long training video to help you visualize exactly how to complete this project with your class.
I Need My Monster READ ALOUD STEM™ Activity
Can your elementary STEM students create the perfect Monster? Connect STEM, literacy, and writing with this Halloween STEM activity by Carly and Adam. Challenge your students to engineer a monster! An excellent companion activity to the October STEM read-aloud book I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.
Football STEM Challenge! — Vivify STEM
It’s football season! Challenge your students to create a safer football helmet for their adorable “egg” players. Using the engineering design process, teams of students design, create, and test pint-sized football helmets. Your classroom will have a whole squad when this challenge is complete. But will all of their players make the cut? Check out our latest post by guest blogger Julie Lyons, a STEM and Technology teacher for grades PK - 5 in Maryland!
Water Filtration Lab Science Activity | Little Bins for Little Hands
What a fun way to learn about our water cycle and how water is filtered! Learn about water filtration and make your own water filter at home or in the classroom. All you need is a few supplies for this STEM project. Perfect for elementary aged kids at home or in the classroom.
Elementary STEM Careers BINGO Game! + Distance Learning (Elementary Version)
A BINGO career game for science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) careers! Includes career descriptions and fun facts about each STEM career. An easy, low-prep activity that can last from 20 - 60 minutes! Includes 32 game boards cover 24 STEM careers with a companion (editable) Google Slide presentation of each career!
Fall Pinecone STEM Pack For Young Learners!
Our seasonal themed STEM packs are the perfect way to get your elementary aged kids excited for fall! Spend time exploring pinecones and learning all about them with engaging hands-on activities. Children will use scientific discovery to better understand the world around them and grow to love science and math skills.
The STEM Space Podcast: Ep. 41. What is Your Problem? — Vivify STEM
The first step of the engineering design process is arguably the most important! Our students need to know how to ask the right questions to identify the problem before they can attempt to investigate solutions. How do we teach them how to do this? Listen to the latest episode of the STEM Space podcast to hear all about research-based methods of encouraging student questions!
STEAM STORIES - STEM and ELA together - Week Five Pumpkin Patch
STEAM STORIES - STEM and ELA together - Week Five Pumpkin Patch. This is a very straightforward approach to STEAM and ELA in the classroom. I love how Science, Technology Engineering, Math, Arts, Reading, Writing and Speaking can all be combined in one package.
Engineering Activities For Kids
So you might ask, what does STEM actually stand for? STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math. The most important thing you can take away from this, is that STEM is for everyone! Yes, kids of all ages can work on STEM projects and enjoy STEM lessons. STEM activities are great for group work, too!
Balloons Over Broadway READ ALOUD STEM Activity
Can your students create a balloon for the Thanksgiving parade? Can they make their balloon float in the air? Can they code it to travel along the parade route? These are questions your elementary students explore with Carly and Adam's Balloons Over Broadway STEM challenge. #STEM
Discover the best art and craft PUMPKIN projects to make with your kids!
A pumpkin jack science experiment! Looking for fun pumpkin themed art or craft projects to do with your kids this holiday season? Check out this list of fun pumpkin activities! Your kids will love all of these exciting projects and using them to decorate for halloween.
Bird Feeder STEM Engineering & Research Activity
STEM Engineering Challenge: Students will learn about the characteristics of local birds and the different types of bird feeders. Students are then tasked to use the engineering design process to design, build, and test a bird feeder from recycled materials.
Year-Round STEM Activity Bundle (Elementary STEM)
Are you in need of year-round STEM activities? This growing bundle includes our most popular engineering design challenges (Stage 2) for elementary! Activities are adaptable for kindergarten through 5th grade with guidance provided in the teacher notes.
Halloween Popsicle Stick Catapult STEM Activity
Halloween Popsicle Stick Catapult STEM Activity for Kids. Join us in making this super easy Halloween theme catapult for a cool Halloween STEM activity. It’s perfect for our 31 Days of Halloween STEM Countdown! Just a few simple materials and you can set up a super fun experiment and afternoon activity for the kids.