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By Brain Brigade
In this game, your students will seek to find and secure the king’s treasure before it can be stolen by grave robbers. The game is designed to help your students gain knowledge and understanding about Ancient Egypt, while solving riddles and clues
Subjects:
Math, Critical Thinking, Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
$9.00
89
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By Brain Brigade
Probability Fun & Games reinforces the concepts of: addition, prediction, graphing, fractions, decimals, and percents through three fun activities. Your students will be on the fast track to learning basic math skills. The packet include three
Subjects:
Fractions, Graphing, Decimals
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
30
Digital Download PDF (1.16 MB)
By Brain Brigade
In this Brain Brigade classroom learning center students will manage a $1000 inheritance in an attempt to parlay it into riches. Strike It Rich uses Common Core State Standards to help students learn graphing, calculating a balance, subtraction, and
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Decimals
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$4.50
30
Digital Download PDF (1.93 MB)
By Brain Brigade
The Craft Stick Truss Bridge Tutorial will challenge your students while fostering creativity. This STEM activity turns out an impressive truss bridge for your students to experiment with! This project can be used for students from second to eighth
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Science, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Science Centers, Activities
$4.00
29
Digital Download PDF (4.51 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Brain Brigade's Designing a Maker Space is the ULTIMATE guide to establishing your own Maker Space written by Jerry Hoefs who has already done it - TWICE! Create a classroom environment that enhances STEAM and STEM activities through hands-on
Subjects:
Applied Math, Critical Thinking, Basic Principles
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Projects, Science Centers, Activities
$7.50
53
Digital Download ZIP (17.76 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Make a Windowsill Garden in your classroom! Your students will learn how to make their own windowsill hydroponic garden while learning about pH, plants, root development, metric measurement, and producing their own food. This guide introduces you to
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Biology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Science Centers, Laboratory
$5.00
20
Digital Download PDF (1.75 MB)
By Brain Brigade
This honeybee unit for third, fourth and fifth grades contains an interactive powerpoint (68 slides), many hands-on lessons, games, formative and summative assessments, all while learning the science behind a beehive. Explore life cycles, insects,
Subjects:
General Science, Biology, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Games
$13.00
17
Digital Download ZIP (27.27 MB)
By Brain Brigade
These 16 constellation flash cards are designed to help your students master the constellations, major stars, and more astronomical facts. Explore STEM, STEAM, Astronomy, and Mythology. Play a challenging classroom game and become an interstellar
Subjects:
Applied Math, Basic Operations, Astronomy
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Flash Cards, Games
$6.00
18
Digital Download PDF (3.04 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Make four rockets with this STEM activity. Explore basic rocket history and Newton's Third Law of Motion. Students will also use a grid to re-size a scale drawing of the Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket America has ever launched! This resource
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
20
Digital Download PDF (2.06 MB)
By Brain Brigade
This step-by-step tutorial walks you through the process of making a greeting card where the Christmas Tree actually glows along with your children's faces! Fill your classroom with these cards of joy and deLIGHT your students and their parents!
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$6.00
22
Digital Download PDF (7.55 MB)
By Brain Brigade
This interactive cross curricular game about the space program is a series of riddles and clues that will transport your class back to each of the launches in the Space Race in America's journey to the Moon. Students use critical thinking and team
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
$15.00
12
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By Brain Brigade
Help your students get creative with this STEM activity. Rev up their imaginations by creating classroom roller coasters that demonstrate the concepts of potential energy, kinetic energy, motion, friction and momentum using inexpensive materials.
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Science, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Science Centers, Activities
$3.50
27
Digital Download PDF (3.47 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Make a scale model solar system! This hands-on dynamic activity will give your students a sense of the vastness of our solar system and just how tiny our planet is in the whole scope of things. This activity reinforces STEAM/STEM concepts as well as
Subjects:
Measurement, Astronomy, Decimals
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Science Centers, Activities
$5.50
17
Digital Download PDF (2.77 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Apollo 13 is a classroom activity designed to help your students learn giving and listening to exact instructions, and team building skills. Apollo 13 has language arts, science and math applications. Your students will replicate the REAL Apollo 13
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
24
Digital Download PDF (3.74 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Build an incredible model of a rainforest in your room with trees that are 10 feet tall, vines, flowers and animals! Bring the rainforest alive while amazing your students. Explore ecosystems, endangered species, and environment in this hands-on and
Subjects:
Geography, Gifted and Talented, Environment
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
$8.50
10
Digital Download ZIP (19.62 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Electrify Your Valentine by making an inexpensive LED light up and pop-up Valentine's Day Card! We love this project and think you and your students will too! Light up your classroom (and your children’s faces) with this radiant lighted
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Basic Principles, Valentine's Day
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.25
8
Digital Download ZIP (22.55 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Foster creativity and challenge your students to make a craft stick arch bridge This hands-on activity turns out an impressive arch bridge for your students to experiment with! Use STEM and Engineering Design principles to create and possibly alter
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Science, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Science Centers, Activities
$3.50
9
Digital Download PDF (4.70 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Welcome to Brain Brigade Micro Society | Step-by-step instructions for creating a mock community in your fourth through eighth grade classroom. This is a system designed to help your students get a bit of experience in how our society and government
Subjects:
Civics, Government, Student Council
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Simulations, Cultural Activities, Activities
$15.00
3
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By Brain Brigade
Make a constellation star map on your playground! Playground Planetarium: The Constellations is a hands-on activity designed to be used across the curriculum by incorporating STEAM / STEM in the classroom. Get your kids out of their desks and
Subjects:
Geometry, Measurement, Astronomy
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.50
8
Digital Download PDF (2.95 MB)
By Brain Brigade
Make and light up a 3D Washington Monument! This is an easy way to incorporate a hands-on project for history, social studies, President’s Day, or the Fourth of July with science applications. It also is useful in the science classroom while
Subjects:
General Science, U.S. History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
5
Digital Download PDF (12.74 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As an educator for the past 40 years and as Wisconsin’s 2003 Teacher of the Year I have languished over the lack of hands-on learning in our schools. In 2008, my daughter and I started Brain Brigade with the idea of bringing hands-on learning to every child particularly in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that we need to get children and teachers out of their comfort zones by providing novel learning activities that challenge them and are applicable to real life. As teachers we need to awaken a child’s curiosity by providing dynamic learning experiences. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the eyes of a child sparkle after launching a rocket. This is what all learning should be about; children, who having a spark ignite a fire within, seek to discover more on their own.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2003 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year 2002 Herb Kohl Fellowship Recipient 2001 Teacher of the Year, Neosho School, Neosho, WI 1993 Taught a graduate course, Lego® Logo, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1990 Developed and taught a graduate course, Integrating Environmental Education into the Curriculum, Aurora University 1988 Safari Club International Award Awarded tuition grant for outdoor education seminar, Jackson Hole, WY 1980 Developed and coordinated Outdoor Education Program-Neosho Middle School, Neosho, WI

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education - National College of Education Evanston, IL B.A. Elementary Education – 1973 Concordia Teacher’s College Seward, NE A.A. - Concordia College Milwaukee, WI

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a newly retired teacher I have been cataloging my classroom resources designed to bring hands-on learning to every student and sharing them here with you. I also lead after school programs, tutoring and summer camps. We blog at BrainBrigade.org. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife, four daughters, three sons-in-law, five grandchildren, and even more grand-dogs. I love gardening and traveling. My wife and I are always up for an adventure! Whether walking 70 miles in a weekend or piling our grandkids into our car and taking them for a road trip – we are up for the challenge!

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