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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 loved!
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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 them know what they are looking at with a sign. Lego blocks for different build challenges would be a good one because they can draw a map and include perimeter and area. There could be a station that would be the "Solve the Problem" of the week. If it is an issue that many students are coming into the classroom with mud or grass on their shoes, how can we solve this problem?
One could be a Lab Safety station.
Look at http://ngss.nsta.org/ for some inspiration. Join Pinterest and start a STEM board so you can collect ideas there.
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Here is a free printable for Lego Challenge cards.
Thank you so much for this wonderful idea! I will be printing the lego challenge cards to use it in my future classroom. I plan on to give each student a lego challenge card and see how far they can go. I like how this activity can be used as a cross-curricular activity by implementing engineering and science. I would then ask the students to write something about their lego product that is science related. For example, if they build an animal; I might be looking for facts that have been covered in class.
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