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The Build a Boat STEM Challenge is a runaway hit with my students. They cheer when they see Boats on our agenda and your students will too! There is just something about building that boat and holding your breath to see if it will float (it will)
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A STEM Challenge 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 have the goal of suspending a
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This STEM Challenge seems like it will be the easiest one ever, but you will be surprised! It is challenging and it gives your students such a fantastic opportunity to think through the problems and solve them. The best part is that your prep
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Our STEM Challenge about Building a Bridge (with marshmallows) has been a kid-favorite for several years. Kids love the simple materials and the task of making this one work. The bridges are not very long but will test the patience and diligence of
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It’s the Popcorn STEM Challenge! This 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, there will be gigantic
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This amazing challenge has turned out to be one of our favorites! It’s an earthquake simulation activity that has students building and shaking! Students must build a homelike structure following strict rules and then test the stability of it by
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My students love to build towers more than anything! They are incredibly competitive in trying to make the best and tallest tower. This set gives you three towers to try and we love all of them. Just how tall will your towers be? Please note: This
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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
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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
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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
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How far can you launch something with a catapult? This catapult building experience will have your students working together to build a catapult and compete with several performance tasks! Please note: This challenge is available in money-saving
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Who knew a STEM Challenge using spaghetti could be so engaging? Kids love this one! 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 support the
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All about bubbles! Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere! Kids love bubbles! This STEM Challenge 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! Please
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Kids love to build towers! It becomes a competition and this one is quite challenging, as well! It features a tennis ball and some wacky rules about height and the materials! NOTE: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles. •Towers Bundle
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Kids love mazes! This 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 other
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If you are ready for a highly engaging STEM project, this is for you! You know kids love to throw paper airplanes so take advantage of that energy with this STEM activity! Students will experiment and use test results to design the ultimate paper
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Oh my goodness! Kids love this challenge. From the picture book you can use with the activity to the final doghouse floor plans it is a winner! After comparing polygons and creating shapes with the greatest area, students must design their doghouse
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Splash! It’s time for a water slide challenge! Here’s the first challenge of a summer fun series to get ready for back to school time. Note: This challenge is available in money-saving bundles. •STEM Summer Fun Bundle •STEM by the Month In this
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STEM activities are so much fun! Give your students some simple directions, supplies, and the chance to explore and they will just jump right in! They will manipulate supplies, learn as they go, re-do, re-cut, re-build, and re-think! Students will
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Kids are fascinated with mazes! Here’s an engineering design challenge to allow them to build a maze using two simple supplies! This is a Quick Challenge – one you can complete in one class session with materials you probably already have! This
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for a really long time - 30+ years! I am a STEM Lab teacher now and the STEM Lab is truly the best job ever! Have you tried a STEM Challenge yet? You should do it today!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, design process, learn by doing!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters Degree in Elementary Education

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"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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