Hope 2016 is off to a great start as you get ready for back to school or continue to rock it if you have already started back! I'm sure you have everything together, projects lined up, printouts ready to go..... or maybe you could still use a little help?
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Start your year off by getting the whole family involved with STEM learning with take home STEM challenges! These STEM projects can be sent home as monthly projects or used in the classroom. All challenges involve simple materials easily found around the home or classroom.
STEM challenges incorporate math and science concepts with creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. Students are provided with a Mission Sheet and a Student Handout that guides them through the engineering design process. The challenge along with relevant math and science concepts are reviewed in class, and then students are tasked with completing the challenge and recording results. Parents are notified with a letter home which encourages them to participate and support the learning process. Students then report back and share their final designs with the class.
New to STEM or in need of a guide to STEM resources for you, your class, and/or their familes? This Introduction and Resource Guide to STEM for K - 12th grades is for you! This resource guide is perfect for STEM nights, classroom resources, and parent handouts. Includes recommendations for websites, phone apps, and toys divided by grade. It includes an editable version to make them suit your needs.
**Included in this product:
- Introduction to STEM: What it is and why it is important
- Pre K through Kindergarten resource guide
- Elementary resource guide
- Middle School resource guide
- High School resource guide
Hope you have an amazing school year in 2016!