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Building Teamwork and Bridges: A STEM Icebreaker. Nothing feels quite so right in my classroom as the productive buzz (make that roar!) when my students are passionately tackling an engineering challenge. This sort of hands-on, mind-on learning promotes critical thinking, real world problem solving, and addresses a host of STEM content.

Building Teamwork and Bridges: A STEM Icebreaker. Nothing feels quite so right in my classroom as the productive buzz (make that roar!) when my students are passionately tackling an engineering challenge. This sort of hands-on, mind-on learning promotes critical thinking, real world problem solving, and addresses a host of STEM content.

Home Depot will do this for you, not sure about Lowes', wouldn't hurt to ask.....save a lot of time!!!!!

Home Depot will do this for you, not sure about Lowes', wouldn't hurt to ask.....save a lot of time!!!!!

Team Building Task-The Cup Challenge - take a rubber band and tie 6 strings to it (though I think 5 would work if you want smaller groups). Participants must use only the strings to move 6 cups into a pyramid formation.  You can make this a competition between the groups or give them harder cup moving tasks.

Team Building Task-The Cup Challenge - take a rubber band and tie 6 strings to it (though I think 5 would work if you want smaller groups). Participants must use only the strings to move 6 cups into a pyramid formation. You can make this a competition between the groups or give them harder cup moving tasks.

5th Grade Claymation Project - I did claymation as a 3rd grader and I remember it to this day. Thank you Mrs.Maeben for being such an awesome teacher!

5th Grade Claymation Project - I did claymation as a 3rd grader and I remember it to this day. Thank you Mrs.Maeben for being such an awesome teacher!

Introducing STEM and Setting Expectations This is something you can begin as early as this first day of school. In fact, I encourage you to try to make room in your busy busy first day for this because it can help set the tone for your year. Students will go home excited about STEM! 1. Introduce Expectations You definitely want to [...]

How to Introduce S.T.E.M. Expectations

Introducing STEM and Setting Expectations This is something you can begin as early as this first day of school. In fact, I encourage you to try to make room in your busy busy first day for this because it can help set the tone for your year. Students will go home excited about STEM! 1. Introduce Expectations You definitely want to [...]

STEM Activities – several resources for multiple grade levels.

STEM-ing Your Way Through the School Year

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