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November’s Best Books

November's best books...Ahh, what an interesting month of reading. And, yes, I found a theme for this month's reviews. Heartbreak. This underlying emotion of heartbreak was part of most of the books I read and 4 of the ones I am featuring today. The last book was pure joy. Take a look at ... READ the POST

STEM with a Candy Cane

Build a structure with a candy cane sounds like one of those wacky STEM Challenges I have invented! #right Well, this one came about because I grabbed some boxes of candy canes at a really low price and then had to decide what to do with them. I thought about it briefly and then had a great ... READ the POST

Christmas Toy Zip Line Adventure

A zip line you say? A Christmas zip line? Yep, that is right a Christmas Zip Line with a Sleigh full of toys! What an exciting adventure this is for your STEM students! The first zip line we tried in the STEM lab was an experiment and design challenge. Students tested different kinds of lines and ... READ the POST

October’s Best Books

This month's best books include two that I made a mistake with. I listened to one while reading the other. The books were so similar this was hard. Those two books are the first ones reviewed today. Then I tried a book that was amazing! At the same time, I was watching a television show with a ... READ the POST

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