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A STEM Activity featuring a bucket has turned out to be one of our favorites and your students will love it, too! This challenge is to build a tower (although not a very tall one) that will hold weight. Students engineer a suspending “bucket” within
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.75
1,186
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This Easy Prep Index Card STEM Activity is surprisingly challenging! It will give your students such a fantastic engineering opportunity to think through the problems and solve them. The best part is that your prep includes one basic material and
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Centers
$3.75
1,311
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This STEM activity features an earthquake simulation with students building and shaking! This amazing engineering project has turned out to be one of our favorites! Students must build a structure following strict rules and then test its stability
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
799
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Who knew a STEM Challenge using spaghetti could be so engaging? Kids love this STEM activity! It's a tower-building event using the unlikeliest of materials- spaghetti and one marshmallow. Just how tall and skinny can you make this tower and still
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
484
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This STEM Activity is a runaway hit with my students. They cheer when they see Boat Building on our agenda and your students will too! There is just something about a STEM Challenge to build a boat and testing it to see if it will float (it will).
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
1,247
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By Teachers Are Terrific
My STEM students love to build towers more than anything! They are incredibly competitive in trying to make the best and tallest tower. This STEM activity gives you three towers to try and we love all of them. Just how tall will your towers
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$10.50
$8.50
598
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By Teachers Are Terrific
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
255
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Are you ready for a Ferris Wheel STEM activity? This fabulous problem-solving 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
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
304
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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. Second and third graders, especially, will enjoy this as they design those containers to hold the popcorn. Inevitably,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
734
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By Teachers Are Terrific
If you are ready for an entire year's worth of STEM Challenges, including back-to-school activities, this set is the perfect choice. This collection of student-tested STEM Challenges for elementary students is jam-packed full of so many projects-
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$214.75
$150.00
312
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This STEM Activity features engineering a working elevator! For Halloween, we have lifted small pumpkins, black kettles full of candy corn, and even apples. We have also tried Easter eggs! And that is the best news ever! This challenge can be used
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
146
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Towers are the best! Kids love to build and stack items to create the tallest possible tower. With this tower challenge, they also have to be diligent in maintaining a solid base and must constantly rethink the task. This is one of our
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
495
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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:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.50
221
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Let’s make your life a little easier! Bulletin board templates for your Science or STEM classroom are finally here! This set includes four templates to get your boards ready for those excited science students. You choose the colors for the letters
Subjects:
Other (Science), General Science, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.25
118
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By Teachers Are Terrific
If you are ready for a highly engaging STEM activity, this Airplane Challenge is for you! You know kids love to throw paper airplanes so take advantage of that energy with this STEM project! Students will experiment and use test results to design
Subjects:
Measurement, Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Printables
$4.50
438
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Do you love roller coasters? Kids do! This STEM activity is a roller coaster experience. Students have specific supplies and must design and construct a roller coaster model. They must work together and complete the challenge within a time limit. It
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
527
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By Teachers Are Terrific
My STEM students cheered when they found out we were building a Newton's Cradle! They loved learning about this Law of Motion and creating their own model to demonstrate it! Your students will love this STEM Challenge, too!!Note: This challenge is
Subjects:
Measurement, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
284
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Can you build a bridge with only a few supplies? Yes, you can! My students love building bridges as much as towers. We push tables close together to make the gap we are bridging and set to work with simple materials and one goal in mind. Build a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$10.50
$8.50
431
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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 bridge they want to try. The best news is: there are only two
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Lesson
$3.50
165
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here's a fabulous way to display different kinds of scientists and science! This set has bold graphics and features backgrounds in many colors! This amazing set of posters will decorate your classroom or bulletin board displays to show students
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
403
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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

A shining moment in my teaching career was moving from a third-grade classroom (after 20 years) to the STEM Lab. I loved third grade but the adventure of a STEM Lab has been terrific! Over 30 years in education now!

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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