These are simple to put together STEM tubs. They cover a variety of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade standards.
They are FABULOUS for early finishers, introducing topics, centers, morning work, and behavior incentives! These are longer than my initial STEM TUB activities. They will take about 15-20 minutes for about a week.
Force and Motion
Simple Machines and more
They focus on design challenges to promote critical thinking and engage students in multi-step work. Your students will love these STEM challenges and it will quickly become their favorite part of the day. No more "I am finished, what can I do." They simply go work on their challenge. If they finish, they may choose another.
Easy to change out tubs. I use the shoebox tubs and keep things stored in ziploc bags when they are not being used. I also throw in a book that relates to the topic. This is a great way to add reading to the tubs!