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Teacher-to-be looking for stem advice
Hi Lauren, I use the NSTA Picture Perfect Science Books to help me with grade appropriate trade books with stem challenges. They are worth every penny!

by Pam Dupre > Today, 3:22 PM

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Teacher-to-be looking for stem advice
Hi Lauren, I found a couple articles that may help! This article lists the Best stem Books for Students K-12 - see if any may work in your classroom: http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/4/sc17_054_06_71 And this article gives some examples of incorporating inquiry into a stem le...

by Megan Doty > Today, 1:11 PM

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stem and Fairy Tales
This is such a great idea to get literature intertwined with stem. Also, with the statistics showing females have more of a lack of interest in stem subjects than males, this is a great way to get girls interested!!

by Erin Scroggin > Yesterday, 10:23 PM

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Movies for Science in Elementary Grades
The Bee Movie could be a good movie to watch to introduce ecosystems, how different organisms interact with each other to sustain it, and what happens when a part of the ecosystem is suddenly removed.

by Corbin Hatterman > Yesterday, 6:14 PM

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General Science and Teaching
NASA's Gravity Assist Podcast Series
Forwarded from SOFIA Astronomy Airborne Ambassadors program. From Dr. Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science:   “Our solar system is a wondrous place with a single star, our Sun, and everything that orbits around it: planets, moons, asteroids and comets. What do we know about thi...

by DeWolf > Yesterday, 11:10 AM

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Earth and Space Science
Student Teacher
Hello! I think that Mrs. Dupre gave you some very valuable information. I think that she is right. We should do as much research as we can to incorporate stem into our future classes. I will be definitely looking at some of the links that she listed down below. I am too a Student Teaching student.

by Desiree Capuchino > Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:30 PM

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New Teachers
Implementing stem
I would implement stem in my classroom by having my students read articles, watch web seminars, and watch videos and take what they learned from them and apply it to what we are learning in class.

by Natalie Shepherd > Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:52 PM

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STEM
Lesson plan on the digestive system
I think this is a fun activity that students would think is both silly and fun! My question is, are you just talking about the mouth and saliva or will you eventually get to the rest of the system? Thanks for sharing!

by Mallory Van Winkle > Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:21 PM

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Elementary Science
Solar system help
Greetings! I agree with you many times the same lesson is done when teaching about the solar system and it can be boring to teach after some time. I did some research and found the following links that may be useful to you. They include different type of household and affordable materials you can...

by Maria Rangel > Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:21 AM

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New Teachers
stem Activities
Hi everyone,  I am currently doing my Student Teaching in a second grade Math/Science class. Can anyone give me any suggestions on how I could implement stem with my ELL students?  Thank you in advance :)

by Gabriella Quintanilla > Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:00 AM

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Unit-Long or Year-Long stem Project Ideas?
Hello! I am a preservice teacher, who will be a full time teacher in the Fall, and was wondering if anyone has any great ideas for year-long (or unit-long) projects? I really want to try incorporating hands on projects in my future classroom that implement stem. I will be certified to teach betwe...

by Jessica Mercado > Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:45 AM

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STEM
stem Implementation Ideas
Hey Desiree! I am a preservice teacher who will begin teaching full time next Fall, so I have also been wondering the same thing. I feel like the best way we can implement stem in our classroom is by having the students engage in hands on activities. I am currently looking into creating unit lo...

by Jessica Mercado > Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:25 AM

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STEM
Student Teacher
I am also student teaching in a 4th grade class. I love the information Pamela has responded to your post with. I hope that I can do many stem activities in my class so that learning is hands on and interesting to my students.

by Madeline Downs > Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:50 PM

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New Teachers
Teacher-to-be looking for stem advice
Hi! I'm a student teacher, looking to incorporate more stem activities in my classroom. I am currently in a 3rd grade math/science classroom, and I would love to hear any advice you have to give! Thanks in advance! Lauren

by Lauren Howard > Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:57 AM

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New Teachers
stem activities
Hello everyone, I am currently a student teacher and need some help finding engaging stem activities! if you know any good resources let me know:)

by Sonia Reyes > Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:51 AM

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New Teachers
stem and Fairy Tales
I think this is a great idea. I love the combination of fairy tales and stem. Even though I am currently placed in a language arts classroom, I am always looking for ways to incorporate other content areas. This makes the lesson engaging and hands on. I would be very interested in trying this activi...

by Daijah Wiseman > Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:51 PM

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Getting girls involved in Science
I can also agree that a lot of times girls aren't interested in science. I was one of them. One of the things I've learned from both my college classes and my job at a daycare is that the more hands-on activities are, the better success you have at getting students (and not just boy students, girls ...

by Stephanie Blunk > Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:06 PM

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Elementary Science
stem and Fairy Tales
I think this would be great to use. I believe that stem needs to be expanded for our younger students and what better way than to incorporate engineering and fairy tales into the lesson. It's hands on and fun. Even though I'm student teaching currently in the fourth grade classroom, I can see myself...

by Jessica Lopez > Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:04 PM

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STEM
stem
Hello everyone,  I was wondering if anyone could provide me with some engaging stem activities that I could incorporate into my fourth grade classroom. 

by paola benito > Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:37 PM

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STEM
Student Teaching
I am currently student teaching a 4th-grade science class. I was wondering if anyone has any interesting and engaging stem activities I can incorporate into my classroom?

by Stephen Truong > Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:19 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
stem in an ELL Classroom
I would like to know how I would be able to implement more stem activities in a way that will make science for ELL's more engaging and for them to be able to understand the content better regardless of the language barrier. 

by Jennifer Rodriguez > Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:51 PM

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STEM
Starting out with stem
It's great that you are are gaining such great knowledge in your student teaching. I am currently a semester away from student teaching. I am well want to gain valuable knowledge over stem. We have learned a lot of different strategies to use, and have created different lesson plans that fit the sci...

by Kelsey Katcher > Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:43 PM

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Starting out with stem
Hello, I am a pre-service teacher as well and I’m currently student teaching in a first-grade classroom. In my classroom, we have a stem station where we just have little pencil boxes filled with different types of materials such as cubes, Legos, toothpicks, play-dough, scrap paper, pipe cleaners, ...

by Chenda Chab > Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:03 AM

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Implementing stem in my classroom
Good evening, I am studying to be an elementary school teacher and am currently working with kindergartners. I would like to know how I could implement stem in a classroom for Kindergarten. Anything helps, thank you!

by Leslie Pompa > Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:10 PM

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STEM
stem Implementation Ideas
Hello!  I am a student teacher. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I could implement stem in my future classroom? Thanks. 

by Desiree Wilson > Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:01 PM

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STEM
K/1 Teacher
Deborah, I would suggest that you look around the NSTA Learning Center. You can go to "Explore All Resources" and input the search criteria and save those items in your library. You can also go to http://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources.aspx Refine your search by grade level and topic and there ...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:29 PM

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New Teachers
stem Competitions?
Hi Anne, Your school is not participating Science Olympiad Competition? I think it is also a good stem competition.

by Snigdha Roy > Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:12 PM

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STEM
Student Teacher
I am a pre-service teacher currently as well and I have been wanting to do more stem and this link is great. Thank you for sharing it.

by Audrey Coffey > Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:18 AM

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New Teachers
Student Teacher
Hello, I am  a student teacher and I would love some advice incorporating stem activities for my future classroom. 

by Jessica Lampion > Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 PM

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New Teachers
K/1 Teacher
Hi, I am currently a student teacher and would like some advice and ideas on implementing stem into my future classroom (K/1).

by Deborah Pelzer > Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:33 PM

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Technical Writing: Real-World stem Problems...in Communication
T. R. Girill Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab. trgirill@acm.org Technical Writing: Real-World stem Problems...in Communication Anne Jolly begins her June, 2017, blog post for CTQ Collaboratory by urging that If you want to engage students and get the...

by bad_account bad_account > Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:18 AM

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STEM
Earth and Science
Hi! Here is a great website for stem activities: https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/science-experiments-and-activities/ There are also some Christmas themed activities!

by Kia Shields > Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:26 AM

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Elementary Science
Earth and Science
Hey Eva! I actually had just experienced creating my own "stem in the Box" in my Science foundations course for my college program. Basically, "stem in the Box" is a term that is basically self-explanatory. It's literally just a science activity in a box! The idea is to get students engaged in a ...

by JR Quilos > Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:13 AM

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Elementary Science
Student Teacher
Hello my name is Emily and I am currently a pre-service teacher and was curious if y'all had any advice for me implementing stem into my elementary classroom in the future.

by Emily Staska > Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:28 PM

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New Teachers
stem and Fairy Tales
Incorporating stem and fairy tales into the classroom is a great idea I think especially for the younger grades such as K-2. I am currently a pre-service teacher in a 1st grade classroom and my students love making connections to the real world. Incorporating this would help me learn more about stem...

by Emily Staska > Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:54 PM

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Earth and Science
What are the best stem activities and books to use in Earth and Science for elementary students?

by Eva Alvarado > Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:51 PM

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Elementary Science
stem and Fairy Tales
I think incorpoarating stem and failry tales is a great Idea. I am currently a pre-service teacher and wanting to learn more about how to connect stem across all subject areas. My students love making connections acorss subject areas so I can see my students being enaged and excited about this durin...

by Melanie Wollam > Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:56 PM

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From stem to STEAM: Incorporating the arts in a roller coaster engineering project review
Hello everyone!! I just wanted to take a few minutes to talk about an article, "From stem to STEAM Incorporating the arts in a roller coaster engineering project" by Kristin Cook, Sarah Bush and Richard Cox, that I just read. I thought that this article was interesting because I am looking to go ...

by Megan Grano > Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:02 PM

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What does stem teaching look like?
Hi Peggy! Thank you so much for your insight! I used to work in a daycare and am currently a pre-service teacher gearing up for student teaching! As someone who will be certified to teach K-12, I am always intrigued to learn about what stem and other subject areas look like across grade levels. Desp...

by Rachael Rice > Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:40 PM

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Solar system help
Hello! I completely understand where you are coming from, it seems that is the standard lesson when teaching about the solar system. The link below does have that same concept, but what I like is that it splits it into 2 groups and the first group will use different sorts of balls but the second g...

by sabrina bumpke > Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:22 PM

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Solar System Lesson Plan
When I consider a replica of the solar system with my fifth graders I immediately think of relative distances between planets. Usually by fifth grade they have made the traditional models with the planets in perfect orbits right next to each other. This, however, is a big misconception. There are...

by Tracey Williams > Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:38 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Classroom Management
I got this idea from a friend and master science teacher: she had a chair in her classroom labeled Pluto. When a student could not participate in an activity due to behavior, he or she was sent to Pluto. As we know, at best it is far far out in the coldest regions of the solar system. At worst i...

by Tracey Williams > Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:20 PM

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Elementary Science
Classroom Management
I got this idea from a friend and master science teacher: she had a chair in her classroom labeled Pluto. When a student could not participate in an activity due to behavior, he or she was sent to Pluto. As we know, at best it is far far out in the coldest regions of the solar system. At worst i...

by Tracey Williams > Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:20 PM

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Elementary Science
article review 9
Title: Say “Yes” to measure metrics It is interesting to know the truth that there are a lot of efforts to achieve in measure metrics, in other words, the U.S. education system in metrics is not so satisfying (Eula &Marvin, 2000). The author of the article poses her idea that improving metric educa...

by Ling Xu > Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:12 PM

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Early Childhood
article review 2
I read an article named “ Teaching stem with a 3D Printer ”. It is an interesting article and I learned some great things from the article. 3D printer becomes more and more popular around the world. A computer-based three-dimensional object is “printed” using a sequential, layered deposition of mate...

by Ling Xu > Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:05 PM

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Early Childhood
Water Unit Ideas?
Here is a great water filtration and earth day lesson I found online! This lesson helps students to design a basic filtration system and may be a great way to get them engaged while also giving them ideas for their final filtration product. http://www.earthday.org/wp-content/uploads/5-8-Lesson-Pl...

by Rachael Niehus > Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:08 PM

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Travel, PD, and stem- Join us in Iceland!
Wow, I did not even know about this - what a cool and exciting opportunity! I definitely want to expand my knowledge about stem, and traveling to do it sounds like an amazing experience! I hope to do this too, Mackenzie!

by Emily Heckroth > Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:31 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Food Chain
Even though I have not personally taught about food chains, I found this book that could be used to help teach about food chains: What Eats what in the Rainforest Food Chain (I put the link below). In my classroom, I would use this book as the "Explain" aspect of the 5E's. I would then allow each ch...

by Ashtyn Riley > Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:33 PM

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Elementary Science
Solar System Lesson Plan
I am a student teacher at the University if Hawaii at Manoa. For one of our requirements, we are to come up with a unit plan that we will then execute during our final semester in the classroom. I have chosen to do my unit on the Solar System for the fifth grade. Our final project is to make a repli...

by Quitney Price > Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:43 PM

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Earth and Space Science
stem and Fairy Tales
Hi! Thanks for sharing a great idea/resource. I really love this idea; I believe including fairy tales into stem can make a intimating topics or concepts easier to comprehend for a variety of students. I am a preservice teacher and one of my professors incorporates fairy tales into social studies...

by Isis Mena > Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:18 PM

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Teach stem Outside!
Starting a garden and observing the solar eclipse are some great ways to get students engaged in science outdoors. I sympathize with teachers and students whose schools have a limited amount of outdoor space. This calls for extra creativity on our part to diversify students' experience with science....

by Jordan Hammerand > Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:57 AM

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Research in Science Education
Food Chain
Hi! I am in the process of doing a lesson on the food chain for a kindergarten class. I found it age appropriate to provide the students with mask of different animals found in an ecosystem . I picked one ecosystem to the students don't get overwhelmed. This activity works kind of like a tag game....

by London Eaves > Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:31 PM

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Elementary Science
Transitioning from stem to STEAM in the elementary classroom
Hello there! I am also a pre-service teacher so I'm more so talking from a personal point of view. I've noticed that integrating art not only expands a students way of thinking but it can also make an activity more fun as well. Some students may not respond as well because they might not think they...

by Rebecca Leahy > Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:26 PM

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Elementary Science
Solar system help
Hi everyone, I was wondering if someone could give me a good example of how to teach the solar system.  I feel like the typical Styrofoam balls idea has been around since I was a kid.  If it comes down to it I will get creative with them but would love to see if someone else has come up with a diff...

by Morgan Bell > Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:42 PM

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New Teachers
Travel, PD, and stem- Join us in Iceland!
This is such a wonderful idea! I know that many people want to extend their knowledge about stem, and being able to travel and do it at the same time is great! I hope to do this sometime in my future teaching career!

by Mackenzie Haight > Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:20 PM

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General Science and Teaching
The Water Cycle Lesson Plan
Hello! I'm elementary education major and I recently worked on a water cycle lesson plan with a group of classmates. Not sure if you've already searched youtube, if you haven't you might want to give a shot. There are some choices for you to look at. GoNoodle actually has a song that is fun for the ...

by Yahilin Gomez > Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:26 PM

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Elementary Science
Kindergarten Centers
Hello, I am an elementary education student and a substitute teacher. I absolutely adore watching the little kids learn, and my favorite grade is actually kindergarten. There are so many things to do to engage your students, especially with science. I think having a lot of 3-D graphics in the classr...

by Katherine Chambers > Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:28 PM

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Elementary Science
4th Grade Science
Ecosystem scavenger hunts are great. Also, we've done investigations were we observe worms and how they interact with the soil. We also have a school garden that we take care of. The following websites might help: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/education/curriculum/worms/98activities.pdf http...

by CHARLES HAYES > Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:16 AM

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Elementary Science
Getting girls involved in Science
This topic really touches the core of why science is so important to me. Not only am I finishing my Elem. Ed degree, but I'm a mother to four children; three boys and one girl. I have pushed stem since they were infants. One of the things I find best to get my daughter (and sons!) invested in scienc...

by Vivian Del Cid > Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:39 PM

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Elementary Science
stem and Fairy Tales
I'm a really big fan of everything stem! Since my children were little I've looked for ways to engage them in stem, and one of my sons is a huge bookworm. Integrating fairytales not only helps pull in those students that might not be at first very interested in stem, it also helps attract the younge...

by Vivian Del Cid > Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:29 PM

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Incorporating holidays into science lessons
Incorporating the holidays into science lessons, in my opinion, makes things much more interesting and fun! One activity that can be used for this time of the year that incorporates stem is having kids get into groups and use ONLY toothpicks and marshmallows to create the tallest snowman. This r...

by Aracely Pla > Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:03 PM

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Elementary Science
Teaching ELLs Space and Science
What is the best method or resource I should obtain in order to teach ELLs the concept of Earth and space? What are some stem activities that I can use to help students that are below grade level and struggle with the English language being a beginner ELL? I can give them pictures and definitions, b...

by Jennie Chen > Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:05 PM

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stem and Fairy Tales
Literacy can be tied into stem very easily! When I taught 4th grade we would do a Cinderella unit where the students had to create the pumpkin carriage. The students had to use measurement skills to create it. We used art materials but never a real pumpkin (for expenses sake on my part!) but it woul...

by Brenda Velasco > Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:23 PM

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stem and Fairy Tales
I absolutely love this idea. It is a great way of incorporating literature into science or vice versa. There is so much one can do with the combination of stem and literature. I love the idea that it is fairy tales, that is generally geared towards girls and engineering, which is, unfortunately, gea...

by Idania Caceres > Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:40 PM

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Classroom Management and stem
Hi Anna! I really enjoyed reading your post and the article. I remember doing a daily stem activity in a summer camp this past summer and using stem kits, but I never really thought of utilizing them in an everyday classroom setting. By doing this, one is engaging students in their learning and h...

by Idania Caceres > Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:53 AM

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Elementary Science
stem and Fairy Tales

by Ivie Lao > Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:40 PM

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Starting out with stem
Hello, I am a preservice teacher and I would like to know what basic stem starter kit should have in it? Any help would be wonderful!

by Cecilia Ruhlmann > Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:36 PM

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What does stem teaching look like?
After reading through many discussions regarding stem in the classroom, I am inspired to implement stem in my future classroom as well! I am a pre-service teacher living in Houston, TX and will graduate with my Teaching and Learning degree in May. Once I have my own classroom, I plan to implement...

by Paxton Tsika > Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:17 PM

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What does stem teaching look like?
Peggy, Your post was very insightful and full of good information! The information in your post is highly beneficial for pre-service teachers such as myself. I will definitely take into consideration your thoughts and ideas of stem as I move forward and have my own elementary school classroom in ...

by Paxton Tsika > Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:08 PM

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FREE Webinar- NGSS and stem
Hi Educators! Please disseminate this opportunity to your districts as it is free and after work hours. Link with detailed info is below Topic: NGSS and stem: Two Converging Paths Presenter: Tricia Shelton, NSTA Standards Implementation Specialist Dec. 7 6:30-8:00 pm EST http://learningcente...

by Wendy Binder > Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:17 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
FREE Webinar- NGSS and stem
Hi Educators! Please disseminate this opportunity to your districts as it is free and after work hours. Link with detailed info and is below Topic: NGSS and stem: Two Converging Paths http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/GE/webseminar1.aspx

by Wendy Binder > Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:15 AM

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STEM
Student Teacher
Hi Ruth, I am a pre-service teacher and have recently completed volunteer hours at the Maryland Science Center where there are a lot of stem based activities that can be potentially be incorporated into your classroom. I definitely recommend checking it out and there is a high chance of finding a...

by Vanessa Gonzalez > Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:07 PM

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New Teachers
National stem Scholars Applications Now Open!
Hello educators and education professionals–   I’m contacting you to ask for your help in sharing this opportunity with middle school stem teachers.   The National stem Cell Foundation would like to introduce you to the National stem Scholars program and ask you to share this information with an...

by Matthew Hughes > Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:58 PM

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Science Fair
Here is a good article about stem family nights. You may want to go in this direction http://static.nsta.org/files/sc1701_48.pdf . My former school would have math nights where parents and students could come and try some interactive projects. This was a title school also.

by Brenda Velasco > Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:53 PM

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Elementary Science
Human Impact on Earth's Spheres 5th grade
Hey Tracey, 5th grade can be kind of tricky to keep on track. That is a really tough time to keep the kids engaged, I wish you luck with that! Maybe getting an idea of what the students like to know about their community will help? IF they are in the city, or a more urban environment in genera...

by Victoria Krauss > Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:11 AM

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Earth and Space Science
stem Stations
In order to make stations easy to manage for you, consider stations that have the same objective but materials that can be changed out each week or so. I would consider using a microscope at one station so students can observe and draw what they see. It could be a mystery object or you could let the...

by Pam Dupre > Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:08 AM

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STEM
Student Teacher
Ruth, there is so much information about stem implementation that it can be overwhelming. I would begin by reading articles and looking at lesson plans on NSTA. Use the Explore All Resources tab at the top and type in your key words, filter by grade level and lesson plans. There is also http://ngss...

by Pam Dupre > Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:59 AM

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New Teachers
Using Space Models in the Classroom
Eventually have them make a scale model of the solar system. But first have them design it, discovering that it's pretty much impossible to make a good scale model of the solar system that will fit in the classroom. What grade is this for? Matt

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:44 AM

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Earth and Space Science
stem and Fairy Tales
I like the idea of including girls in stem, but since I teach special education, self-contained students, mostly boys, I'm wondering how to include them in the conversation.

by Myrberline Saint-Pierre > Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:42 AM

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stem and Fairy Tales
I like the idea of including girls in stem, but since I teach special education, self-contained students, mostly boys, I'm wondering how to include them in the conversation.

by Myrberline Saint-Pierre > Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:42 AM

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stem and Fairy Tales
I think my class will have so much fun learning about Engineering and Fairy Tales if given the chance to bring it "alive" through hands-on learning and technology. stem education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators! I believe that th...

by Aundria Rogers > Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:40 PM

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stem Stations
I am a pre-service teacher who is looking for ways to implement stem in my future elementary classroom. I want to develop ideas for stem stations for students to explore and develop a greater interest in stem. I would love to hear any ideas you might have or have tried in your own classroom that you...

by Angibeth Avila > Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:08 PM

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STEM
Student Teacher
Hi everyone! I am currently Student Teaching and I am wondering if there is any advice on how to implement stem into a 4th grade classroom. Thanks!  -Ruth

by Ruth Mares > Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:40 PM

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New Teachers
New to stem
I am in my first semester of student teaching in a first grade classroom and I have an idea of how I would like to begin implementing stem into my classroom once I have my own. I love the idea of having stem activities as morning work to get student's brain's thinking and exercising. I think station...

by Angibeth Avila > Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:51 PM

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stem for 3rd Grade
Hello all! I am a student teacher and my mentor teacher is really into using technology in the classroom. I would really like to impress her with a great stem activity that incorporates technology. Preferably a small group/station activity. Any ideas? Thank you in advance!

by Jordan Cohen > Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:40 PM

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STEM
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Creating workstations that are stem oriented and hands-on could be fun for these little ones! They are being exposed to different types of activities which are designed for questioning and create curious scientists. With your science time frame being so short I think the children will benefit from m...

by EVA CALVO > Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:40 PM

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Early Childhood
stem for November
I follow the blog and I believe this is a fantastic resource to implement stem activities and lesson in the classroom. These activities are helpful for students to be hands on and learn using science, technology, engineering an math. I believe this blog is a useful resource because teachers can use ...

by Angelita Vasquez > Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:40 PM

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STEM
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
Wow only 15 minutes :(. I hope it is possible for you to incorporate Science into other subject areas such as Math and ELA. With your short amount of time, I would try focusing on observation skills and mini-stem lab whole class activities. City of Science and Scholastics have useful observation ...

by Laura Scarfogliero > Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:09 AM

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Early Childhood
4th Grade Science
That stinks that there is no recess! There are tons of things to do outside...weather permitting. Matter: Students can collect materials from outside and classify, find the mass, volume, length, density, ect. Students can take items outside and explore the melting process. You can even challe...

by Destiny Huggins > Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:34 AM

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Elementary Science
stem/STEAM activities
I am a student teacher who is looking for an engaging way to introduce stem/STEAM activities to kindergartners. Any advice and resources is much appreciated. 

by Jauclene Gauthier > Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:15 AM

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STEM
Hydroponic gardens in the classroom
My 8th graders complete a three week project using a hydroponics system. I bought a couple of 15 quart totes at Wal-Mart, painted them black and had my husband use a saw with a round blade to cut 3 inch holes in the top. I then bought the plastic baskets and coconut coir off of Amazon to hold our ...

by Shalen Boyer > Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:57 PM

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Life Science
stem/STEAM activities & properties of matter
In my classroom, I would implement stem activities by providing my students with fun, innovative projects that promote critical thinking and everyday concepts. Having students build different things based off of ideas they come up with. For example, a really good lesson that promotes engineering a...

by Emerald Lee > Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:38 PM

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STEM
stem/STEAM activities & properties of matter
In regards to creating a lesson plan on the properties of matter that incorporates stem activities, I have a great idea for the property of density. I would have the students create a tin foil boat and see how many pennies they can put on the boat without sinking it. This would be a great Explore pi...

by Kaela Bailey > Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:50 PM

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STEM
stem/STEAM activities & properties of matter
One way I would implement stem into my future classroom would be to establish and practice some skills such as problem-solving, innovative thinking, communications, productive teamwork, g enerating multiple ideas, and decision-making. These characteristics and skills help childr...

by Vicky Reveles > Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:54 AM

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STEM
stem in November
A jackpot...or a cornucopia!...of great stem ideas for November from the website stem Activities for Kids. Do you follow this blog? It is a fantastic resource for you.  http://stemactivitiesforkids.com/20…/…/12/thankful-for-stem/ Wendy Goldfein  GetCaughtEngineering.com

by Wendy Goldfein > Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:08 PM

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Elementary Science
stem for November
A jackpot...or a cornucopia!...of great stem ideas for November from the website stem Activities for Kids. Do you follow this blog? It is a fantastic resource for you.  http://stemactivitiesforkids.com/20…/…/12/thankful-for-stem/ Wendy Goldfein GetCaughtEngineering.com

by Wendy Goldfein > Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:07 PM

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STEM
Free NGSS Posters from Vernier
Chance Bankhead chance.bankhead@estemschools.org 112 West 3rd Street Little Rock AR, 72201 Curriculum Facilitator I'd love 18 copies of each if they are available. We have a big staff. Thank you!!!!!!!

by Chance Bankhead > Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:20 PM

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Next Generation Science Standards
TOP program in Germany-Accepting applications for stem educators
I posted this in another forum but I'll share it here too. The Goethe Institute USA is accepting applications for stem educators (and Social Studies teachers) for their Transatlantic Outreach Program. They will select teachers to spend two weeks in Germany to get some hands on professional developme...

by Brenda Velasco > Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:28 PM

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STEM
TOP program in Germany-Accepting applications for stem educators
The Goethe Institute USA is accepting applications for stem educators (and Social Studies teachers) for their Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP). They will select teachers to spend two weeks in Germany to get some hands on professional development opportunities. Application deadline is January 31s...

by Brenda Velasco > Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:27 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Kindergarten Centers
Hello Linda, I think it would be cool to have different "exploration bins" in your classroom. You could portray a different theme for each of them. For example, one bin could be about the solar system. Inside the bin could be real images from Nasa's Hubble space telescope. You could also have legos...

by Lindsay Thompson > Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:28 AM

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Elementary Science