STEM Activities: Middle School

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Here are some fun hands-on activities for teaching middle school students about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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Use the cup challenge as a team challenge for Amazing Race. The Cup Challenge: Teach your students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge. Science Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Middle School Science, Beginning Of School, Team Building Activities, Group Activities, Leadership Activities, Building Games

In the middle: Life as a middle school language arts teacher

I tried something new yesterday and I am glad to say it worked well and I will certainly use this strategy again! I had my students create vocabulary cards. I gave each student a piece of white copy paper and assigned them a vocabulary word. The student folded the paper in half "hot dog style" and on the outside wrote the vocabulary word and drew an illustration that would help them remember the meaning of the word. I explained to the the students that in order for the pictures to help…

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Engineering a Bridge

This lesson will involve your students in geometry and measurement as they work as civil engineers to design and build their own bridge.

Get Physical Science & Engineering Projects to discover force and motion, magnetism, and more! Build a balloon rocket car + 80 other hands-on activities.

How to Make A Balloon Car Project - Rocket Power Racecar

Build a rocket balloon car powered by pressurized gas or a film canister rocket with these DIY projects to teach kids Newton's Laws of Motion for rocket flight.

DIY solar oven for camping!

Touch, Feel, Learn ~ Solar Oven

It’s time to explore the world around us and have some fun learning how we can use the sun to cook some yummy treats in a homemade pizza b...

Electrolysis of Water Experiment Split water into hydrogen and oxegyen. Perhaps the HS moves like wind - really there even though he can't be physically seen Middle School Science, Elementary Science, Science Classroom, Teaching Science, Science Education, Education Galaxy, Education Policy, Science Experiments Kids, Science Lessons

Electrolysis of Water Experiment | Science project |

In this free science fair project idea, kids will conduct an easy electrolysis of water experiment to test solutions of salt, baking soda, tap water, and more.

Build a working crane w/ recyclables - STEM Engineering Projects, Stem Projects, Science Fair Projects, Projects For Kids, Engineering Memes, Stem Science, Science Education, Science For Kids, Physical Science

Tower Crane Building with The Boy - Michele Made Me

The Boy found the children’s book Make It Work! Building by Andrew Haslam at our local public library last week. When we got home, he sat drooling over all the projects and loudly pointing out his favourites. After some cajoling and batting of the eyes (his – not mine), he managed to convince...Read More »

For DIY Spa: Make your own bath salts: Epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oils. Homemade Gifts, Diy Gifts, Make Your Own, Make It Yourself, How To Make, Diy Beauty, Beauty Hacks, Beauty Tips, Beauty Secrets

Make your own Bath Salts

With Wedding season well upon us, I thought I'd share a quick and inexpensive idea that could be used as a wedding favor (or even centerpiec...

Be a Mechanical Engineer: Build a Pinball Machine! Barnett and Jones school age project Engineering Projects, Stem Projects, Science Projects, Projects For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Middle School Science, Elementary Science, Teaching Science, Teaching Ideas

How to make a pinball machine from a cardboard box

If you haven't watched the story about Caine's Arcade , do it now! After watching (and crying of course) I read a post about a boy...

Articulated Hand, a grade science experiment.- just found out today that I& teaching grade science next year. Science Lesson Plans, Science Lessons, Teaching Science, Science Education, Forensic Science, Student Teaching, Stem Projects, Science Fair Projects, Science Experiments Kids

Science Fair - Articulated Hand < $20

Science Fair - Articulated Hand < $20: My niece Sydney needed help for a 7th grade Science Fair project. I helped another friend's daughter (Kaitlin) build an articulated hand for a project in the past and suggested we resurrect the project. The build is fun for the kids and I wanted to…

How to Make a BristleBot Bristlebots are tiny robots that can be made by simply hacking a toothbrush with a vibration motor. It sounds dull until you see them go! Make it a fun project or a science lesson!

Bristlebot: A tiny directional vibrobot

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Team Building: Tower of Power

Being able to work in a group is a skill that will be beneficial throughout someone's life. Through collaborative activities, AVID students are able to learn how to more effectively work with students from a variety of groups. The challenge this week was called Tower of Power. Students were sorted into groups different from their regular table groups. Each group was given the same set of materials: stunt doubles were used for this pic paper bag 3 index cards 2 pieces of paper 2 large paper…

"Lines Across": Make Your Own Lip Gloss from lip balm My Beauty, Beauty Secrets, Health And Beauty, Beauty Hacks, Beauty Tips, Natural Beauty, Stem Projects, Science Projects, Craft Projects

Make Your Own Lip Gloss - Lines Across

Living in Florida, I’ve ended up melting my favorite chap stick (Burt’s Bees) in the car too many times to count. Usually I try to set it upright to cool, and hope it resettles the right way, but somehow it’s never the same. So when I saw this DIY lip gloss tutorial, I thought it would be a great use for my melted chap stick. What you need: 1. A