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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
$3.75
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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
1,215
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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:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.75
812
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My students cheer when they see Boat Building on our agenda and your students will too! This is a challenge you must try! There is just something about a STEM Challenge to build a boat and test it to see if it will float (it will). It is totally fun
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.75
1,256
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Who knew a project using spaghetti could be so engaging? Kids love this tower-building event with the unlikeliest of materials- spaghetti and one marshmallow. You will enjoy the easy-prep and ready-made lab sheets. Please note: This challenge is
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.75
494
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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
265
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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
229
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This is a kid-favorite STEM Challenge all about Valentine’s Day! That is already exciting enough, but this one also features a zip line! This challenge is not just for Valentine’s Day! I included teacher directions, a lab sheet, and photos to adapt
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
186
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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
$3.75
323
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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:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
743
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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
447
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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
$215.25
$150.00
315
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here's a fabulous 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, black
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.75
158
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Kids love mazes! This STEM activity is one my students look forward to and ask to complete! When they see mazes listed on our agenda they instantly start sketching ideas for the pathways and dead ends. They love testing their mazes and trading with
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.75
487
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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
$11.00
$8.75
599
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here’s a perfect January and winter STEM Challenge to celebrate all things snow in your classroom. Build a snowflake! Add a picture book to the challenge or use the informational page included in this resource!Note: This challenge is available in a
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Winter, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
232
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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:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Lesson
$3.50
171
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Can you build a bridge with only a few supplies? Yes, you can! Push your tables close together to make a gap for a bridge. Students will get to work with simple materials and one goal. Build a bridge that will cross the gap and work! Please note:
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$10.50
$8.50
435
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here's a perfect way to learn about Newton's 3rd Law. This upper elementary STEM Challenge is a student favorite and easy prep for you. Editable lab sheets are included and will guide students through the design process.NEWLY UPDATED!New to the
Subjects:
Measurement, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
288
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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
499
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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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