Middle School STEM Projects that Engage and Inspire

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Are you facing the challenge of maintaining full engagement in your middle school STEM classroom? As educators, striking the right balance between rigor and excitement is an ongoing struggle. Luckily, we have the perfect solution to transform your STEM lessons into captivating experiences.

Your First 3D Printing Lesson Plan

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Are you a middle school teacher looking to incorporate 3D printing into your curriculum? This 3D printing lesson plan is designed to introduce your students to the exciting world of additive manufacturing. Get ready to bring the future of manufacturing into your classroom!

Inspire the Next Generation: How to Celebrate National STEM Day

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National STEM Day is a day dedicated to celebrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is a great opportunity to engage in activities that promote curiosity and problem-solving skills. This guide offers teachers and homeschooling parents guidance on how to celebrate National STEM Day. Short on time? Grab this FREE “What is Engineering?” lesson perfect […]

Inspiring Young Minds on National STEM Day 2024

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Get ready to be inspired and join the excitement of National STEM Day 2024! November 8th is the day we come together to celebrate the incredible world of science, technology, engineering, and math education. It’s a fantastic opportunity to plan an engaging and fun-filled STEM activity, and igniting the passion of future STEM professionals. Let’s […]

5 Activities to Try on National STEM Day

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National STEM Day (November 8th) is a day to celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math education. It’s a great opportunity to engage kids in fun and educational activities that will inspire their curiosity and creativity. Here are five activities that are perfect for celebrating National STEM Day with kids of all ages. Short on time? […]

5 Tips for a Fantastic First Day of STEM Class

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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 will help you get started […]

How to start a STEM program: 5 tips for your first weeks of school

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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 […]

Get Your Guide to Computer Science Education Week 2024

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I’ve been looking forward to Computer Science Education Week 2024 since December 2023! It is one of my favorite weeks of the school year. There’s a buzz in the air and my students and I have a blast! Also, I get to spend time teaching real-world skills that spark new passions and introduce new career […]

5 Middle School Coding Activities for Computer Science Education Week and Beyond

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In recent years, the expansion of computer science programs and the importance of teaching middle school coding (and elementary school coding too!) have been all over the news. You may be wondering why coding is so important for kids or what benefits are associated with learning to code. The importance of middle school coding According […]

Holiday STEM Challenges for Middle School

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Do you have a plan for keeping students engaged when the weather is changing and holidays are around the corner? It can be a struggle to keep your students’ attention and get to the end of the period on a normal day. This is especially true when holiday excitement is in the air. Now imagine […]