Building Challenge STEM and Writing Centers These centers have students building and writing about their build. There are challenges that include measurement, research and writing that go along with each build. #STEM #LEGO #CHALLENGE
Weathering Erosion and Deposition Game - Each team had to weather away a piece of their Lego landform, crabwalk (erode it) to the other end of the room, and deposit it on the desk. It showed how weathering away of rock makes it smaller and smaller, erosion is when sediment gets moved from one place to another, and deposition is when sediment gets dropped off to make new landforms.
Solids, Liquids, & Gases Anchor Chart to help teach the states of matter. I've shared a few easy to do science experiments that will help your students to really understand the properties of matter! The Chocolate Chip experiment is our favorite!!
Pollinating Plants... With Kool-aid?!? Sometimes teaching about plants can be difficult to make it hands on without an actual plant. Sometimes as much as I wish I did I just don't have a green thumb. That doesn't stop me from finding some way to make it engaging and hands-on for the kiddos! One way that I do this is by teaching children about the life cycle of plants. When I teach about the life cycle we take a pause and discuss pollination. I pull out the cotton balls cupcake cups and…