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This easy prep STEM Activity is surprisingly challenging! Students will have a fantastic engineering opportunity through problem-solving. The best part is that your prep includes one basic material and the students take over from there. Just stand
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Centers
$3.50
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This STEM Activity features a bucket with the challenge to build a tower that will hold weight. It's a student favorite and you will love the ready-made lab sheets and low prep. Students must also explain why their towers need a bucket. Imaginative
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
1,234
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This STEM activity features an earthquake simulation with students building and shaking! You will love the shake tray instructions and ready-made lab sheets. This engineering project is one of our favorites! Your students will love building the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
819
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Who knew a project using spaghetti could be so engaging and have easy prep for you? Students love this tower-building event with the unlikeliest of materials- spaghetti and one marshmallow. You will enjoy the ready-made lab sheets and the 4
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
500
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This is a STEM challenge you must try! Students build a boat and test its ability to float. This activity also includes using a budget to "purchase" materials. It's a STEM project your students will love!This challenge is available in several
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
1,268
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By Teachers Are Terrific
It’s the Popcorn STEM Activity! This Easy Prep Challenge is one of my absolute favorites to use as an exploration into volume. This challenge has been tested with 2nd-5th graders and they all enjoy designing those containers to hold the popcorn.
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
753
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Do your students need activities with many problems to solve? This challenge features engineering symmetrical sides of a wheel that will turn freely. It is challenging, but oh so fun! Your upper elementary students will love this event.Note: This
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
338
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By Teachers Are Terrific
If you are ready for a highly engaging STEM challenge, this Airplane Challenge is for you! You know students love to throw paper airplanes so take advantage of that energy with this STEM project! Students will experiment and use test results to
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Printables
$3.50
449
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Basketball Goals! This basketball goal and shooter is the most fun activity ever in the STEM lab! This challenge is perfect for fall sports but don't forget the great basketball tournament in March! Your students will love competing in this
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
243
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Do your students struggle to understand Newton's Laws of Motion? Here’s a set of three challenges that all involve those laws! Students will be involved in total hands-on learning as they tackle the second and third laws specifically and designing
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$10.50
$8.50
269
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By Teachers Are Terrific
If you are looking for an Escape Room experience for your elementary students to end their school year, this will be perfect! This breakout includes a scavenger hunt, a maze, and a secret code. As tasks are completed students find a code to open a
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$6.00
205
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By Teachers Are Terrific
You will love the simple materials used in this challenge! The marshmallow bridges are not very long but will test the patience and diligence of students as they work to finish this successfully. And, they will! Great cheering will happen when a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$3.50
585
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Do you love an easy prep challenge? I do and I love watching students explore using this Roller Coaster activity. Students have a few materials and must design and construct a roller coaster model. It is truly exciting to watch them work and test
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
544
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You will love the versatility of this challenge. Three versions of the activity are included. Each version has a teacher's guide. Student lab sheets and sample answers are also provided. Your students will be a"mazed" with this project, too!Please
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
494
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By Teachers Are Terrific
If you are ready for an entire year's worth of STEM Challenges, this set is a perfect choice. This collection of student-tested STEM Challenges for elementary students is jam-packed full of so many projects- 60 to be exact. This is all you will
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$214.00
$150.00
316
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By Teachers Are Terrific
If you have limited supplies for a STEM Challenge can you still build a tower? Yes, you can! This is a STEM project using only 2 materials. This resource includes three versions of the tower building activity.Note: This challenge is available in
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
101
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere! STEM students love bubbles! This STEM activity has elements of fun, but also a great design and building challenge. After exploring with bubbles students will design and test their own bubble wands! Watch them engineer
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
436
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here’s another easy prep and easy materials STEM challenge that will be the most fun in your STEM class ever! It’s a bridge-building activity that gives students a choice of the style ofbridge they want to try. The best news is: there are only two
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Lesson
$3.50
179
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here's a fabulous STEM project with a focus on creating a cranking device. This STEM Activity features designing and building a working elevator! Great for October or any time of year! Ideas for use:For Halloween, we have lifted small pumpkins,
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
166
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Are you looking for easy prep STEM? You have found the perfect bundle- 3 towers to try. Your students will love building the biggest, tallest, and most creative towers and you will love the simple supplies. How tall will your towers be?Please note:
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$10.50
$8.75
601
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 30+ years! This includes the regular classroom and a specialist position. Grades I have taught:

  • Grades 3, 4, and 5
  • Grades 1-2 STEM
  • Grades 3-5 STEM

MY TEACHING STYLE

I think we learn best by trying something and learning from mistakes.

  • Hands-On
  • No Fear of Failure
  • Learn by Doing

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Creating resources for busy teachers has been the greatest adventure!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters Degree in Elementary Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

"If anyone ever tells you your dreams are silly, just remember there is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle". And he probably would have been an excellent student in a STEM Lab!

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