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Stuck at home? Here’s a silver lining!     I couldn’t be more excited to work with these amazing STEM educators to bring you this virtual conference: Elementary STEM CON...
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Trying distance learning?     Teachers attempting distance learning probably already know how tough it is to do STEM Challenges remotely.   Here’s my attempt to make that a lot...
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Yes, we have to make compromises with instructional minutes, but skipping the second build of a STEM Challenge shouldn’t be one — at least not on a regular basis! Find...
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If you’re tired of leprechaun traps already, Snake Snatcher is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day STEM Challenge for you! In this challenge, students build a device to rid Ireland of...
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I love my STEM Challenge materials & tools. When it comes to cutting cardboard, you have several great options!     Cardboard Cutting Option 1: Use soft cardboard like cereal...
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OK, “lies” is a bit harsh. It implies intent, and I don’t think that’s the issue here, but I had to get your attention. This is important! Growth Mindset is...
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I know the feeling. You planned a fun STEM Challenge and it’s going to be a great day! You envisioned students hard at work, excelling in their designs, topped off...
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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...
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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 —...
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“Teaching is hard.” ~ Captain Obvious Anyone who’s ever taught knows this — feels it in her bones.   There are a million demands on your time — administrators, students,...
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