This giant collection of LEGO challenge cards is a simple prep, fun way to sneak some STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning into the day. With cards that range from easy to difficult, little engineers will love tackling the designs. Grab your set below and add them to a classroom center, engineering activity, homeschool lesson, or free play. There are so many ways to use these cards!
Building straw bridges is a fun way to strengthen kids’ science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. With just a few simple supplies, they can design a load bearing bridge just like the ones they drive across in cars! This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. Learning About Bridges Before diving into our engineering project, I wanted to introduce the kids to some bridge basics so I pulled out
I don’t know about you, but oftentimes in my class, we transition quickly from one lesson to the next. I was finding that we were missing a very powerful piece of our lesson: the reflection. To help kids make greater connections to our STEM activities, I created a batch of simple pamphlets so they could reflect on their learning, increase understanding and build critical thinking
Whether you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors or you want to sneak in a little learning into your summer days, these 15 backyard engineering projects for kids are must-tries. Race LEGOs down DIY ziplines, build rockets that really soar, launch marshmallows in the air and try your hand at classic egg drop science experiments. Kids will be tackling backyard engineering projects for days!
This valentine box STEAM challenge is a wonderful way to encourage students to build design and engineering skills. Send it home as a family STEAM activity or send it up as a STEM center – either way, it’s sure to be a hit! Getting Ready First, you’ll need to decide if this will be done at school or at home. If you’re doing it in
Looking for easy to follow and engaging STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math) for kids this Valentine’s Day?! We’ve got you covered with 14 projects that are great to use as STEM centers, whole class activities, Makerspaces or homeschool activities. Grab the instant download HERE! What is STEAM? STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math) are all the buzz in education. And for good reason! Thriving
If you’ve never heard of an agamograph, you’re not alone. I had no idea what they were. But like me, you’ve probably been amazed by them before. An agamograph is a kinetic image created by artist Yaccov Agam that changes based on the angle of the viewer. My little artists already have Valentine’s Day on their minds so we decided to use the magic of agamographs to
The kids loved using our STEM challenge cards to build toothpick and playdough structures a couple months ago so I was eager to pull them out again. This time though, I wanted to add in a fun fall-themed twist, so I swapped out our playdough for a bag of candy pumpkins! The result was every bit as engaging. Getting Ready To prep, I printed the challenge cards (available
My kids are in love with obsessed with LEGOS so anytime I can add them into a learning activity, I know it’s going to be a hit. I wanted to find an easy way to incorporate STEM engineering skills into their building routine so I pulled together a batch of 47 cards that would challenge them to build replicas of famous landmarks from around the world. They’re
Wondering what to do with your overflowing recycling bin? This oh-so-cool DIY smart phone projector will inspire little engineers to turn recyclables into inventions. There’s no stopping the possibilities in a simple cardboard box! Getting Ready To make our DIY smartphone projector, we grabbed: a small cardboard box (ours was 8 inches wide x 6 inches high x 12 inches long) a magnify glass or camera lens scissors,