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Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics: STEM STEAM lessons and ideas for the elementary educator.
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Wind down the school year with The Ultimate Paper Airplane Competition! Blog post with details, free printables, and lots of photos. (The Thinker Builder)

Flyin' to the End of the Year

FREE STEM Mini Journal for Elementary Students! Use with ANY STEM Challenge!

Free STEM Challenge Mini Journal

Getting started with STEM in your upper elementary classroom! Tips for supplies, tasks, and challenges. FREEBIES included!

Getting Started with STEM

STEM Challenge: Which paper shape is the strongest? Engineering activity for kids from Creekside Learning.

STEM Activities for Kids: How strong is a piece of paper? | Creekside Learning

Awesome STEM engineering project with basic household materials! Fun way for kids to practice essential science skills (measurement, creating a hypothesis, conducting an experiment, using science tools, thinking like a scientist, and more) in a short amou

STEM Engineering: Will building a tower with newspaper REALLY benefit my students?

Science Fair Tips written by teachers for teachers

Rock the Science Fair: Ideas from Teachers for Teachers — The Science Penguin

40 STEM Activities for Kids - Playdough To Plato

40 STEM Activities for Kids - Playdough To Plato

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. Reading passage and rubric included, too! $ #STEM #STEMchallenge #STEMengineering

STEM Trifold: Flotation Device

Using the 8 Thinking Maps in Science: Examples and Pics

Science Thinking Maps

Four Engineering Challenges for Kids - With Craft Sticks, Cups, and Cubes

4 Engineering Challenges for Kids (Cups, Craft Sticks, and Cubes!) - Frugal Fun For Boys

Fun paper bag STEM challenges for a week of STEM activities. STEM challenges for kindergarten and grade school age kids. Activities use simple supplies and recycled items.

Paper Bag STEM Challenges Week for Kids

Make science fun and playful by making a magnet powered car! Make a road and see if you can push/pull your car in the right direction without touching it.

Magnet Powered Car | Playful Science • The Science Kiddo

Science Sentence Stems for ELLs-- You can have some standard sentence stems that are used for many classroom activities, as well as sentence stems for particular activities.

Supporting ELLs in the Science Classroom: Part II — The Science Penguin

Engineering inquiry and cooperative group work...check out this FUN science activity--and the freebie to help you do it!

Learning, Thinking, Creating: Engineering inquiry and cooperative group work

A week of STEM challenges!

A Week of STEM activities!

Simple STEM activity for kids. Pom Pom Drop made from empty cardboard tubes!

Pom Pom Drop STEM Challenge | Coffee Cups and Crayons

STEM idea: One of the most popular challenges is the Spaghetti Tower (sometimes called Marshmallow Tower) challenge. It's actually a completely doable, fun way for your kids to experiment, collaborate, and problem solve.

Our First STEM Challenge!

Awesome STEM Activity for Kids--Make a Craft Stick Catapult using wooden craft sticks, paint and pom poms!

DIY Catapults for Kids | Coffee Cups and Crayons

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: 2 Paper Flyers (Whirligig and Straw Plane)

2 Paper Flyers

Over 3000 searchable STEM activities for kids - compiled by top science museums in the US. All are FREE, can be accessed on computer or mobile devices via the free app.

Free App: Over 3000 Searchable STEM Activities for Kids | iGameMom

A favorite STEM engineering challenge! This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials. Each team will then test at three stations: Distance, Accuracy, and Power. Included are follow-up math problems for enhanced learning.

STEM Catapult Math & Engineering Activity (Angles and Ratios)

Children's STEM activities. Fun science, technology, engineering and math activities for kids.

STEM Activities For Children (Tuesday Tutorials)

Did you know that you can use beads to write your name in the ASCII Binary code that computers use? Code Your Name is a fun STEM activity for kids!

STEM Fun for Kids: Code Your Name in Jewelry - Mama Smiles

Students will build a toothpick house for the Three Little Pigs! Fairy Tale STEM from More Than a Worksheet $

STEM Challenge {Fairy Tales--A House of Toothpicks}

The Pipecleaner (aka "Fuzzy Sticks") Challenge is one of my favorite STEM activities to introduce students to STEM learning. This is a fun, inexpensive, and engaging challenge that can be tailored to different ages, settings, and time-frames. This challenge is also an excellent team icebreaker.

Pipecleaner STEM Challenge