The first day is full of jitters and anxiety, but what better way to relieve some of that then by doing a STEM!
The first day is usually spent with the teacher talking and discussing procedures, but students need to be engaged from the very beginning.
I thought of the idea of introducing STEM on the very first day to activate those minds and learn from my friends on the first day! Then, we will talk of the importance of cooperation and why it is vital to the foundation of having a successful year!
Students already have the gift for exploration and experimentation and need that fostered in their classroom. When that is fostered, they will gain a solid foundation in science that can help them excel in STEM fields.
I hope you enjoy this STEM activity.
I will have my students photograph their creation as a group and Instagram how they cooperated with their team.