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How to Create a Water Filter STEM Project

By Trilby Hillenbrand DIY water filters are an impactful STEM project. The learning experience can inspire and empower students to become environmentally conscious problem-solvers and equip them with the skills and knowledge to tackle global challenges related to water quality and sustainability. The benefits are many but you may be

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5 Tips for a Fantastic First Day of STEM Class

It’s that time… Summer is ending, and our brains are switching back to school mode.  You may be wondering “What should I do on the first day of STEM?” Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Here are five things to do on your first day of school (and beyond) that

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The Importance of STEM Education for Middle Schoolers

STEM is a field that’s rapidly growing in importance in today’s job market. In fact, STEM careers are projected to grow 10.8% between 2021 and 2031, compared to just 4.9% growth for all other occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022). But here’s the catch: only 20% of US high

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13 Inspiring STEM Projects For Middle School

STEM projects are a great way to engage and challenge middle school students, while encouraging them to explore new concepts and develop problem-solving skills. If you’re looking for some ideas, this guide provides 13 inspiring STEM project suggestions that will excite any learner. Short on time? Grab a ready-to-go middle

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Why STEM Projects Make Awesome End of Year Lesson Plans

As the school year comes to a close, introducing STEM projects can be an exciting and engaging way for students to wrap up their studies! From boosting creativity and problem-solving skills to inspiring teamwork and positive communication, STEM activities make for meaningful end-of-year lesson plans that can benefit students in

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Fun End-of-Year STEM Projects for Middle School

Looking to keep your students engaged until summer? Look no further than our collection of end-of-year STEM projects! Spanning a variety of topics and levels, these exciting activities will help your students continue learning and having fun while they wait for the school season to end. Short on time? Grab

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7 Tips for End-of-Year STEM Lab Organization

Getting your STEM lab organized before the end of the school year can be an exhausting task, but following these seven simple tips will help you get it all done in a flash. From taking pictures and cleaning out your cabinets to creating a classroom set-up box with everything you

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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

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