Posts filed under: Fall

Elementary STEM Club: Month 1

Elementary STEM Club is a little pocket of joy in difficult times. This entire back-to-school seasons feels like a giant STEM Challenge with some seemingly impossible constraints. But with our...

Back to School STEM Modified for Distance Learning

Back to School STEM Challenges are among my favorites, so this pandemic had me extra cranky thinking about yet another thing ruined by the changes this year. I figured out...

Thanksgiving STEM Challenge – Pumpkin Picker

When any group of people settle in a new land like the Pilgrims did, one of the first areas of concern is to gather food. The Pumpkin Picker STEM Challenge...

Halloween STEM Challenge – Bone Bridge

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 —...

Get to Know Your Students with the 4 C’s of Engineering

The 4 C’s of Engineering are collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. They should be at the foundation of every successful STEM Challenge you facilitate with your students, and what...

Thanksgiving STEM Challenge Activity: Turkey Transporter

I recently had a fantastic time visiting Tried & True Teaching Tools‘ 4th grade classroom to do the Turkey Transporter Thanksgiving STEM Challenge. They came up with such great ideas...

What’s Your Biggest Fear? (#Failtober)

What really gets your heart beating faster, palms sweaty, and mouth dry with debilitating fright? Spiders? Heights? Rats? Ghosts? For too many people, the fear of failure is the most...