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By Teachers Are Terrific
Students are fascinated with mazes! This easy prep STEM activity allows 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! The teacher's
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Need a real-life STEM engineering task? How about creating a model of a robotic hand? Have a quick discussion about how the hand works and then design a model. Your students are going to love this!Note: This challenge is available in money-saving
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
115
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Perfect for spur of the moment, spontaneous STEM time! It's STEM Quick Challenges! Can you use a few supplies and build a structure? These challenges are quick, easy prep, easy materials, great fun, and can be used on the spur of the moment! This is
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$60.00
$48.00
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here’s a perfect easy prep STEM challenge to celebrate winter and winter sports! Students create a ski lift chair and the skier! Each group will divide into two teams- one to build the chair and the other to design the skier. Students are so
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Winter, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
59
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Let’s build a robot model that has a purpose that students or their parents might need! This is the perfect easy prep STEM Challenge to try after reading The Wild Robot or The Bot That Scott Built. Reading and a STEM Challenge is a win-win!Note:
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
124
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here’s a perfect easy prep STEM challenge to try during the busy Christmas holiday season. This will be exciting for your students and you will love the easy prep of this STEM Quick Challenge. Students will be designing a sleigh that will carry toys
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
69
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This little challenge is such a hit with students! They love to design those giant homes with extra rooms and spaces to fill with unusual themes. Basketball court beside your kitchen? Why not! In this Quick Challenge, students will design the floor
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
30
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By Teachers Are Terrific
A STEM easy prep quick activity is the perfect way to add science and engineering to your classroom! This challenge features the task of creating a blaster for pom-poms using some simple supplies you probably already have. My students loved this so
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
167
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Are you ready for an easy prep STEM Challenge with parachutes? Your students will love creating a safe parachute for a toy figure! You will love this simple and easy prep challenge!This challenge is available in a money-saving bundle!Quick Challenge
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
97
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Here’s a perfect STEM challenge to use at the end of your study of Animal Adaptations. Students will build a three-dimensional model of an animal of their choice and showcase its adaptation. This is a great learning experience for everyone.Note:
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
62
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This Candy Cane STEM Challenge turned out to be the most fun! Students must build a structure with a delightful twist. This is perfect for the month of December when you need to keep students engaged, but even after the holiday season, those
Subjects:
Measurement, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.00
59
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By Teachers Are Terrific
One of our favorite STEM challenges is to build a boat, so I knew students would love this Quick Challenge activity to build a raft. Students will love engineering the materials and creating a sturdy platform and they will cheer as they test it
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
21
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Do your students love mazes? Mine sure do! We have built many versions and this Quick Challenge Plate Maze was new and intriguing format! Your students will enjoy creating this maze design and you will love the easy prep and hands-on problem
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
15
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Oh my, what fun! It’s a Volcano Challenge! Build a model that will be tested by creating a lava flow! It’s a great culminating activity to use with your student of landforms, volcanoes, or the US state of Hawai’i.Note: This challenge is available in
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
29
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By Teachers Are Terrific
This is one of the most unique STEM Challenges ever! The premise is simple: it’s a group tower building project and I mean the entire class. Yes, that is right! It is a powerful way to build community and learn about being on a team. A platform
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
29
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Need a quick STEM engineering task? You are going to love this one! It’s a Spoon Tower! This challenge can be a silly one and it can also be a challenging one. An alternative version of the challenge adds a twist to the rules that will set your
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
88
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By Teachers Are Terrific
In this STEM Challenge, students will be building a treasure box to hold any treasure of their choice. The rules of the task are daunting- as daunting as a pirate! Speaking of pirates-STEM and reading are a perfect combination. This fabulous and
Subjects:
Measurement, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.00
18
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By Teachers Are Terrific
If you need an engaging challenge (with some math and science thrown in) this is the perfect Quick Challenge for you! Your students will love flipping the bottles and recording their results. You will love how easy this challenge is to prepare!
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.00
8
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Can you use a few supplies and build a container? It must hold weight and follow all the design rules! Your students will love this STEM Activity and making these little containers and you will love the easy-to-prep challenge!Note: This challenge is
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
48
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By Teachers Are Terrific
Perfect for Shark Week! It’s a STEM Challenge featuring sharks. Your students will love the freedom of a quick STEM activity as they get right to work and learn as they go!Note: This challenge is available as part of a Shark Escape Room! You can
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
15
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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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