Haunted House Paper Circuit Halloween STEM Activity
What’s more spooktackular than a haunted house? One that your students make while learning the basics of circuits! All you need is some paper, tape, copper conductive tape, LEDs, and coin cell batteries. Then create your creepy castle or cottage. Students will first learn about circuits and use a template to build a Halloween-themed paper circuit. Students are then tasked to use the engineering design process to design and build a light-up Haunted House!
Reading Comprehension for Early Readers
My Reading Comprehension Tab-Its® are an excellent way for your students to hone-in on the important comprehension skills and strategies they need to practice and master. After your Read & Prompt and strategy instruction are completed, let your kiddos practice the skill by completing one of these fun activities. They can be used with any text you are reading with your class; and when completed, they’ll fit perfectly into a Guided Reading interactive notebook. FREEBIE INCLUDED!
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.
Green Screens and STEM - Vivify STEM Education (@vivifystem) is on Instagram
This year I plan to use it often and to make it easier, I made it a permanent part of my classroom! I ordered a curtain track and green curtain that can travel all the way across my classroom, dividing it into two. Now we can easily pull it out to do our green screen projects or use it to separate groups for various activities. Read more on our IG!
Dictionary Detectives- Dictionary Skills
Teaching Dictionary Skills can be tough! These Dictionary Skills Mini-Books will engage your students and get them to become Dictionary Detectives! Get your students to become Super Dictionary Detectives with this jam-packed dictionary unit.This unit includes 2 Mini-Books - Dictionary Detectives and The Case of the Unknown Words. Dictionary Detectives comes with Customizable Magnifying Glasses to allow you to choose the words you want your students to find in the dictionary! FREEBIE INCLUDED!
10 Paperclips + STEM on Vivify STEM Education (@vivifystem) is on Instagram
I gave them this homework last week and their results were amazing! This exercise was followed with a discussion on how we are doing more in STEM class than making stuff we will put on our shelves at home. We are learning how to use our brains to solve problems that make a difference in people’s lives! Join the convo on our Insta and share your ideas!
Teamwork Activities! - Vivify STEM Education (@vivifystem) is on Instagram
I love “Don’t wake the Dragon” and my students do too. The plot: a dragon has taken over the city and we must cross the town without waking the dragon to get to safety. The only way to do this is to get in order of shortest to tallest without talking! Join the convo on our Insta and tell us your favorite teamwork activities!
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 STEM challenge is complete. But will all of their players make the cut?
Merge Cubes for STEM - Vivify STEM Education (@vivifystem) is on Instagram
Do you use Merge Cubes in your classroom? I love using them in STEM! There are a variety of educational activities and games as well as the ability to show models of things like cells, the brain, and the solar system in 3D augmented reality. Keep reading for more!
Hologram Structure STEM Challenge: Design the future!
You have time-traveled to the future where holograms are commonplace. A business has hired your engineering firm to design a building that uses a holographic first floor to attract potential customers/patrons. Use your engineering skills to create a scale model of the structure that sits on top of your hologram display. Then create a recording to encourage people to come inside! Student handouts are provided in printed and digital format (editable Google Slides).
Desk Name Tags / Desk Name Plates STEM Activity for Back to School - Vivify STEM
A hands-on STEM challenge perfect for kicking the new school year off! Students will first learn about circuits and then create their own light-up name tag or nameplate with a button switch in the back. Each light can represent different commands like "call on me" or "I need help". The activity includes digital and printed handouts that are editable in Google Slides.
Back to School STEM: 6 Icebreaker Teamwork Activities - Vivify STEM
STEM activities are perfect icebreakers and team challenges to promote collaboration, teamwork, communication, and problem solving. This packet contains 5 teamwork challenges that are great for back to school or as icebreakers for a new group of students. The sixth activity is a more in-depth engineering design challenge that uses the complete design process.
The STEM Space Podcast: Ep. 40. Escape the STEM Room — Vivify STEM
In this episode of The STEM Space, Claire and Natasha are discussing Claire's "Escape the STEM Room" challenge that she is teaching the first week of school, and the importance of introducing your students to difficult situations. From teamwork to public speaking and sharing what they've learned, tune in to learn more about Claire's plans to navigate this challenge and hopes to inspire educators everywhere!
Year-Round STEM Activity Bundle (Elementary STEM)
Are you in need of year-round STEM activities? We have created a growing bundle that 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!
Curriculum Map — Vivify STEM
“Help! I need to plan a year-long STEM class! What should I cover? What is appropriate for each grade level?”We can help! Read our new webpage for guidance on a scope and sequence of a STEM class plus resources and examples for planning a STEM curriculum map for elementary and middle school grades! Bookmark this page! We will continue to add resources and guidance to help you navigate your STEM education journey.
Making Words Volume 1 | Distance Learning
Making Words during your guided reading groups, allows students to truly practice and master specific skills that enhance a student's phonemic awareness, phonics skills, and spelling skills, which ultimately affects their reading abilities! Within this unit, the students will practice manipulating letters and phonemes in words to create new words, practice their auditory listening skills, manipulating letters and phonemes in words to create new words, & so much more! FREEBIE INCLUDED!
Morning Review Activities Printable & Digital
Engage your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students with this fall themed digital and printable morning work bundle that contains 9 weeks worth of activities. Students will love these cause and effect activities, common/proper/concrete/abstract noun activities, engaging writing prompts, parts of speech, and so much more! Use this for morning work or even for your fast finishers or even as a literacy center for digital learning. Start using these fall themed morning work ideas today!