STEM Essentials: The Nitty Gritty of Teaching STEM

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Grade Levels
K - 8th, Homeschool
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8 pages


Starting a STEM program or a Maker Space in your class or school?

The first step in implementing an engineering program is teaching your students the engineering design process.

Our primer includes:

  • an engineering design process poster
  • a sample student planning page
  • group role cards
  • helpful hints
  • a suggested materials list
  • a sample donation letter
  • a motivational poster

Teachers are saying:

"Great resource for starting STEM projects in the classroom or maker's space. Thank you for providing us with a platform to start our investigation for STEM."

This is a sample our 43 page Student Notebook Packet for STEM classes and Maker Spaces “Ready, Set…STEM!” is our STEM Student notebook packet to support your program. It includes a teacher guide filled with ideas and resources.

Ready, Set…STEM, An Introductory Packet to Start a STEM classroom

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8 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.


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