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4th Grade NGSS STEM Challenges

I got a fantastic question from a 4th grade teacher in my inbox the other day. It read: “I am hoping to teach a STEM lab starting in October for...

Halloween STEM Challenge – Creature Catcher

Why call it a spider web challenge, when you can call it Creature Catcher? It’s so much more fun, don’t you think? Plus, it gives students more flexibility to be...

The Problem with Simple STEM

Let me start by saying I have nothing inherently against makerspaces, tinker labs, “simple” STEM centers, task cards, and activities. They can be great — in much the same way...

Halloween STEM Challenge

The Bone Bridge STEM Challenge is a perfect fit for your Halloween activities because it’s fun with substance! In this challenge, students build a bridge for length, strength, and/or capacity...

Apple Annihilator Fall STEM Challenge

Got apples and some common school supplies? A great way to put them to good use is with the Apple Annihilator STEM Challenge. Students will use their materials to build...

7 Back-to-School STEM Must-Haves

When you go back to school this fall, you’re going to want to have your STEM game sitting pretty. Luckily, you’ve just stumbled on seven back-to-school STEM must haves —...