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Let’s Get Ready for a Football STEM Challenge!

A football STEM Challenge? Of course! What a fantastic way to encourage teamwork (pun intended), have fun, and keep students engaged. This challenge has two components to it and you may find students dividing their team into two teams to complete each part. And then, you better get ready for ... READ the POST

9 Favorite Picture Books for STEM Challenges

Picture books in your STEM class, really? Why not? One question I am asked all the time is what scenario I use to set up a STEM activity. The answer varies with each challenge, but I might say a video, a real-life description, a rescue scene, a photograph, or a PICTURE BOOK! Kids love being read ... READ the POST

A Round-Up of Landform Projects

Does your state have requirements that require studying landforms? Mine sure does! In fact, we have science and social studies standards that include landforms. The good news about this is how exciting it is to create booklets, complete STEM building challenges, and practice with flashcards, Boom ... READ the POST

Best Reads of September

The best books of September list has a wide variety of genres! Two deal with people that have health concerns, one features a woman that meets the result of an egg she once donated, and one is the latest from Stephen King. And, of course, I am including the book I was most disappointed in for ... READ the POST

Time Crunch Tips for STEM

Are you in a time crunch with your STEM classes? To be honest this was something I never thought about- until I started prepping for my first class and then making a transition from one class to the next. I ran around like crazy trying to get everything ready and then between classes... whew! It ... READ the POST

7 Tips to Avoid a Total Flop in STEM

A total flop! What? A STEM Challenge total flop! What is that? You know, to be honest, I don't even know. A total flop to me is going to be different for another teacher. I am guessing that a teacher expressing a STEM Challenge as a total flop means that none of the teams were successful. Total ... READ the POST