Paper Roller Coasters - A STEM Activity
Perimeter/Area lesson on the NCTM Illuminations website Wish I would have had this for last week's lesson!! 5th grade Saxon Investigation 11? bedroom projects, perimeterarea activ, learning games, teaching math, geometry projects, math activities, perimeter and area activities, area and perimeter activities, area lessons
Illuminations: Planning a Playground
Planning a Playground
Here's a great STEM article in Science and Children magazine called Family Style Engineering. It was written by Wendy Goldfein and Cheryl Nelson of the Get Caught Engineering website for elementary teachers.
This is a fantastic engineering challenge - use Legos to build a track for hexbugs! There is a video in the post that shows how it works. My son is now working to figure out how to get his hexbug to go up a Lego ramp - hasn't perfected it yet, but it's a great project. hexbug, hex bug, stem, tween boy activities, lego challenge, lego maze, kid, christmas gifts, boys activities
Build a Track for Hexbugs out of Legos - Frugal Fun For Boys
Small group problem solving: "You have 2 minutes to devise a method to suspend/hold as many marshmallows above the ground as possible." Pts awarded for creativity, building design, and number of marshmallow's successfully suspended. Construction Materials 5' length of string 1 bag of large marshmallows 10 rubber bands 5 straws 10 toothpicks
BUILDING WEEK PART 2: STRONG SHAPES
Building Week Part 2: Strong Shapes
In the "The Effect of Bridge Design on Weight Bearing Capacity" civil engineering #science Project Idea, students build bridges using both straws and wooden sticks and then put them to the test. It's build and break hands-on science and engineering fun! A convenient project kit is available to do this science project. [Source: Science Buddies, http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/CE_p011.shtml?from=Pinterest] #STEM #scienceproject straw, bridg builder, stem, build bridg
The Effect of Bridge Design on Weight Bearing Capacity
Paper Airplane Launcher from Frugal Fun 4 Boys
12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids + $1500 Giveaway
"Teaching Mechanics with simple machines"
Give them each a knife and a marshmallow and have them build a structure where all knifes are touching at least one other knife and only one marshmallow. Could be fun to do with candy canes or something too so they could eat everything at the end.
Team Building Barcelona - Corporate Events Activities and Venues
STEM Materials from Dollar Tree…ideas for building STEM kits on the cheap from More Than a Worksheet
Build Your STEM Kits at Dollar Tree
How to Make a Lego Drawbot |Planet Smarty Pants…This would make an amazing STEM engineering challenge!
How to Make a Lego Drawbot
Beginning Computer Programming for Kids
Beginning Computer Programming for Kids
Force and Motion Experiment, I've done something like this before with sandpaper and smooth tables. Never thought of having 3 surfaces to make it an actual experiment. classroom science experiments, science activities, physical science, motion experi, summer science, forc, science fair, kid, motion activ
Force & Motion: Friction
Librarianism Chronicles: Force and Motion Experiment
Earthquake waves experiment? Simple but also some information on the website.
Elementary Science Experiment, Earthquake Waves
How do you educate children about constellations during daylight hours? Here's how! We have created and professionally die-cut cardboard medallions with holes to represent each individual star in a constellation. When light shines through the medallion, the image of the constellation appears. This can be done indoors using a flashlight to make the conste... camp, craft, classroom tent, teaching about light, astronomy for kids, constellations, science teaching ideas, teach children to cut, teaching about stars
Shadow constellations-- astronomy shop
Starry, Starry Day Constellation Keychain Activity Kit
How to make a Bouncy Ball...
The 36th AVENUE | How to Make a Bouncy Ball
Welcome to The Schroeder Page!: Take The Marshmallow Challenge!
Helping Hand Challenge - engineering project for students encourages them to create a tool for grabbing items.