Lynnea Shafter

HI! I'm the K-5 STEM Specialist at our school. Students rotate to me once every 4 days for an hour of STEM activities.




Barbara Morgan STEM Academy

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Recent Posts by Lynnea

Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:47 AM in STEM as a "special"??
Hi Beth, I teach K-5 STEM at Barbara Morgan STEM academy in Idaho. I've also taught 8th grade. I'm in my 5th year at BMSA. I'd be more than happy to help you. It is possible. But it does need to be set up the right way so that you don't feel overwhelmed. If you'd like any info., to see my schedules or lesson plans or to just ask questions of just let me know.  We have four STEM schools in our d...

Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:05 AM in K-2 STEM LAB
Hi! Welcome to the position! It's truly a blast. I teach K-5 STEM at Barbara Morgan STEM Academy in Idaho. We are just entering our 4th year and I have kids on a 4 day specials rotation for an hour each time except kinder who I see in 30min blocks. I'd be more than happy to collaborate with you. Let me know what I can do to help.

Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:15 PM in Science Starters
I totally get it. I go through the same challenge. Good luck :-)

Recent Reviews by Lynnea

Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:47 PM
4 Inquiry w/ Straws & Pressure
This lesson does a fantastic job of having students use an everyday object to explore very complex science concepts. To truly get students to understand how a straw works and to dispel misconceptions alng the way was brilliant. This can easily be adapted to a variety of grade levels.

Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:03 PM
4 Weather vs. Climate
What a great inquiry approach to having students explore the differences between weather and climate. I know a lot of adults who mistakenly use the terms interchangeably. I thought this was well planned and many areas lend themselves to technology integration and extension activities.

Recent Public Collections by Lynnea


16 Resources

Collection of resources that I've found useful for integrating STEM and other content areas for elementary students.

Practical Action PBL's
Type: User uploaded resource

Connecting PBL's & STEM
Type: User uploaded resource

Methods and Strategies: Modeling Problem-Based Instruction
Type: Journal Article


5 Resources

Methods and Strategies: Getting Creative With Assessments
Type: Journal Article

Designing Assessments with the Standards: Using the standards to create learning goals and assessment tools
Type: Journal Article