Beginning of Year STEM Activities for Middle School

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Are you looking for beginning of the year STEM activities? I’ve got you covered!  With this free lesson and some random materials from your cupboard, your middle school students will learn the basics of engineering. Then you can sit back and enjoy your last few days of summer knowing your first days of school are […]

Engineering Design Process Lesson Plans

Introducing the engineering design process

Introducing the engineering design process to new STEM students is tricky. These engineering design process lesson plans will help your students become expert problem solvers and meet middle school engineering standards, while having a lot of fun! With over 220 pages of print and digital resources, you’ll have 5 weeks of rigorous and engaging instruction […]

Engineering… What is it?

Middle school engineering STEM lesson worksheets

Battle misconceptions and introduce your middle school students to the wonderful world of engineering! STEM and engineering go hand-in-hand, but many middle school students (and grown-ups too!) don’t know exactly what it is or why they should know about it. Every year, on Day 1 of STEM class, I ask my students, “What is engineering?” […]