How to Plan an Unforgettable Family STEM Night Event
Family STEM night is an excellent opportunity for both students and their families to engage in hands-on learning and explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (Find out more about the philosophy behind STEM education.). Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, planning this event requires some effort and creativity. This guide will […]
10 Good Earth Day Movies To Inspire Your Students
Earth Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to show your students some films about the environment and why it’s important for us to take care of our planet. There are a plethora of good Earth Day movies out there that can teach your students about environmental stewardship, so let’s take […]
7 Reasons You Should Use STEM Research Projects in Your Middle School Classroom
Incorporating STEM research projects into the middle school classroom can open up a world of opportunities for students to explore their creative sides and learn practical skills. Learn more about how these projects can benefit your students and discover some ideas here. Short on time? Grab a ready-to-go STEM research project! 1. Explore student-generated questions […]
Exciting Physical Science STEM Projects Perfect for Middle School Classrooms
Looking for new and exciting physical science STEM projects? Middle school teachers can engage their students with activities involving chemical reactions, Newton’s Laws, and more! Get creative ideas for inspiring future scientists and engineers in your classroom with these engaging physical science STEM projects. Design and Test and Insulated Cup Give your students a hands-on […]
4 Engaging STEM Summer Projects to Try Today!
Summer is a great time for your middle school students to develop and nurture their STEM skills. Check out these four creative STEM summer projects that can be both educational and fun and help keep them engaged this season. Get ready to enjoy these summer STEM activities! DIY water balloon catapults This fun STEM project […]
4 Spring STEM Activities for Middle School
As the days get warmer, there are plenty of fun and exciting ways to make learning more engaging for middle schoolers. Our guide offers spring STEM activities that promote creative problem-solving and collaboration while helping bridge the gap between science, technology, engineering, and math. Get ready to enjoy this springtime with STEM activities! Build a […]
Pollinator Lesson Plans for Middle School – Why are bees important?
Have you ever had a bee fly into your classroom during the middle of a lesson? I have… chaos ensued. Some kids were terrified and hiding, while others were chasing the bee trying to kill it with their notebooks. Bees often have a bad rap in middle school, but these pollinators play an important role […]
How does a bottle rocket science project work?
Rockets are devices that use force to move an object forward. Chinese people invented the first rockets to launch fireworks in the 1200s. Today, not only are rockets used for fireworks but they are also used to send objects (and even people!) into space (Encyclopedia Brittanica, 2022). Model rockets are a great way to explore […]
How to start a STEM program: 5 tips for your first weeks of school
The first few days of a new semester are always exciting, but they are also so important for creating the classroom culture and routines that will guide the rest of the school year. While some classroom procedures and routines can be used in any classroom, there are specific considerations for a STEM classroom. Whether you […]
STEM Career Research Project for Middle School
How do you inspire future scientists and engineers? Do your students know what careers are STEM careers and what it means to have a career in STEM? You can answer these questions and more with this multi-day STEM career project! STEM Career Research Project In this project, students will choose an engineering career to research. […]