How to Do Science While Social Distanced or During Distance Learning

pumpkin STEM tower challenge

Science experiments are one of the best ways to keep young students engaged and learning, but you may be wondering how to do them during these challenging times. Good news! Whether you are teaching in a socially distanced classroom or doing virtual distance learning you can still incorporate fun science experiments into your plans! It […]

Science & STEM Ideas for the Entire Year

science & STEM ideas for the year

I love incorporating science experiments and STEM challenges into my lessons!  They are so engaging and meaningful for my students and thus create a love and excitement for learning.  In addition, my students’ are applying problem-solving and critical thinking skills as well as math and literacy skills as they observe, record, reflect, and write about […]

Valentine Science & STEM

valentine science & STEM

Since young students tend to get extra excited and lose focus the days preceding a holiday class party, I like incorporating science because it almost instantly gets their attention and it is hands-on and engaging. They don’t even realize they’re learning most of the time! In this post I’m sharing some favorite valentine themed science […]

Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Challenges

Christmas science experiments

Keeping young students’ attention the weeks/days preceding Christmas can be a challenge which is why I like to incorporate engaging, hands-on science activities that grab students’ interest and keep them focused on learning. In this post I am sharing my favorite Christmas science experiments and activities. They are easy to set up and require simple […]

Apple Science Experiments & STEM Activities

apple science experiments and STEM

Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I love the pretty fall leaves and the cooler “jeans & jacket” weather. Nature also gives us lots of great sensory experiences during the fall. One of my favorite themes during the fall season is apples, not only because they are my favorite fruit (honeycrisp are just so […]

Water Cycle, Rain Cycle Science Experiments and Craftivity

water cycle experiments

Let’s Learn About the Water Cycle! 3 Simple Water Cycle Experiments & a Craftivity Here are 3 of my favorite water cycle experiments as well as a craftivity.  These science experiments are simple to set up and use common household items. The water cycle wheel craftivity gives students a visual representation of the stages of […]