Totality Awesome Solar Eclipse: Are you ready?
Are you ready for the upcoming solar eclipse? If not, take a few minutes now to learn about this “totality” awesome event
Going Marbles for STEM Hands-on Learning
Guest blog post by Francie Kugelman
Do you remember the thrill of dropping a marble into a maze and watching it roll, spin,
Investigating Condensation and the Water Cycle
Step-by-step Lesson and Free Printables
Most kids are familiar with the terms precipitation, condensation, and evaporation, but very few of them really understand
Halloween Word Play – Seek & Spell Fun!
How much time do you spend each week on spelling instruction? If you’re an upper elementary teacher, the answer is probably “not
Five Ways to Fit Science In
Guest post by Tammy
from The Owl Teacher Blog
Every year when I sit down to plan out my class schedule around all my specials, it seems I just don’t have a lot of time left
Investigating How to Make Icy Roads Safer
If you’ve ever driven on icy roads, you’ll know just how treacherous they can be. How do road crews make the roads
STEM Engineering: Will building a tower with newspaper REALLY benefit my students?
Guest post by Sarah Wiggins
You’ve probably noticed pictures of STEM engineering challenges floating around the teacher blog world recently, especially if you happen to be on Pinterest. There are so many pictures of plastic
Family Science Night: Hands-on, Minds-on Fun!
Guest post by Carol Wooten
As one walks the hallway on the evening of Family Science Night, the echoes of excited young scientists fill the school building. From extracting
Creating the Tallest Cup Tower: A STEM Challenge
Guest post by Tracey Graham of Growing a STEM Classroom
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is one of the current “buzz words” in
Investigating Gummy Bears
Guest blog post by Amy Alvis
I was looking on Pinterest for a lab to use with my students to teach them the scientific method. The students will have science fair project to do at the end of the year, and I wanted
Exploring the Scientific Method with Toy Cars
Guest blog post by Ari Huddleston
Looking for some major student engagement? Teaching students about forces is a lot of fun because you can use toys! You can use playground equipment, pull-back cars, toy cars, marbles, balloon rockets, yo-yos, and spinning tops.
Gearing Up for Next Generation Science
Guest blog post by Wendy Goldfein and Cheryl Nelson
As part of the Next Generation Science Standards, elementary teachers will teach engineering.
Really??? I’m not an engineer!
The problem solving skills,