Grab your Free Guide - 3 sTEps to stem success


  1. The Teacher's Desk 6 says

    I love to read about your STEM adventures! Our first day is next Wednesday and I already have our first STEM activity planned for Thursday. I can't wait!


  2. Carol Davis says

    I replied by email but thought I would also answer here in case anyone else needed this info! The students were given 10 cubes and 4 craft sticks and the only thing I told them was to build a bridge. Fabulous!

  3. Unknown says

    Awesome! It's great seeing STEM activities for the lower grades on your blog–I modify down ideas that you have for third graders to second, but so many that you do are so sophisticated (don't get me wrong, I still love looking at those)!

  4. Carol Davis says

    Aw, thanks Lisa! I will be featuring more about the little kids. Right now we are still learning about how STEM will work! My second graders built those same bridges and we also did some team building activities. As we move on into the school year I will figure out how to add some background to the challenges and maybe some reading! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Carol Davis says

    Hi Cristina! Your kinders will love this little challenge. They need ten cubes and 4 craft sticks and just tell them to build a bridge. We did watch a video first that talked about engineers and showed a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge! Have fun!

  6. Robyn M says

    We will be having a school wide STEM project withe k-4 students, and I think this would be perfect for our k-1 kiddos. Would you share the link to the video you shared with the first graders?

  7. Carol Davis says

    Absolutely! Here's the link:

    Just do a search at You Tube for Crash Course for Kids and you can find more videos made by this same person!

  8. Unknown says

    Hi Carol,
    I teach STEAM as a special at an American school in Germany. This is my first year teaching. We are doing a lot of wonderful projects, but I'm having one recurring issue that I'm finding very difficult to overcome. When the project is done, the group of students who built the project fight over who gets to keep the product. I've tried having them take turns bringing it home to share with their families, taking the projects back to their homerooms to enjoy as a class, displaying for the whole school to enjoy, and simply just disassembling them to use the resources for other projects in the future.
    I am also struggling with positive collaboration and teamwork in some cases. Students are behaving selfishly (if you don't want to do my idea first, then I don't want to do anything at all). It's been very detrimental to time efficiency – I only see each class for 40 minutes a week.
    Any advice? Thanks in Advance!
    Mrs. v

  9. Carol Davis says

    Hi Lindsey, I can give you some advice about these problems- at least what sometimes works for me! Please email me at teachersareterrific[at] and I can give you more information!