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Preparing kids for their future engagement in society means that they need to engage in innovative thinking while in school. Here's a set of ideas for how to encourage creativity in the classroom.

As maker education gains steam, many educators are looking for ways to incorporate making and tinkering into their schools and classrooms — often on a shoestring budget.

STEM Trifold: Flotation Device

STEM Challenge: Can you build a flotation device for an action figure? from More Than a Worksheet. Guide your students through the entire STEM engineering process with a simple trifold. Teach about buoyancy and density while learning the design process. R

Make & Takes: Let Students Own the Learning | Many makerspaces tend to emphasize tech and tools that have to stay at the school. It's important to balance that out with activities that students can take home as well. Arts & crafts, cardboard challenge and other activities can be great make & takes for students. Also, it makes for awesome advocacy when parents get to see what your kids are making. | RenovatedLearning.com

FREE List of 100 Engineering Projects for Kids with Printables

This excellent list of 100 FREE Engineering Projects for Kids features free engineering unit studies, scientific printables, building and construction proje