I am often asked how to get started with STEM in the elementary classroom, and the beginning of the school year is the perfect time to dive in headfirst! As soon as those daily procedures and routines and taught, practiced, and reinforced during the first few weeks, a STEM challenge is a wonderful way to …
No-prep, 5th Algebra Enrichment Projects for Upper Elementary Students Nine fun projects that range from creating an algebra rebus to designing a "Wanted" Algebra poster. Students love these projects that are perfect for early finishers, advanced learners or whole class fun! Great math/writing connections! Vocabulary handout included. Print and go enrichment!$
Toilet Paper Roll Marble Run - I did a teamwork activity once where each person had a tube and you had to keep the marble rolling for 3 minutes as a team, only using the tube. I always wanted to do it at school, but couldn't figure out where to get tubes - duh!
Students learn about prime numbers early in their careers, but the true, quirky nature of these numbers isn't really explored unless kids go on to become math majors. Here are three fun prime explorations suitable for even young students.
If you're studying about life long ago, this experiment is perfect for your kiddos. Watch students' amazement as they make their own butter in this activity. This is also a perfect activity to do around Thanksgiving time. This download includes a student recording sheet, an answer sheet (with experiment directions) and a parent letter home if you prefer to request the supplies needed.