Summer is almost here! Give your students a gift that will encourage them to continue learning all summer long. With a Summer STEM Bucket List, kids will explore, create, and discover things about the world around them in a way that kids (and their teachers) love! Get your FREE printable Summer STEM Bucket List below.
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The “summer slide” is a notably researched topic that looks into the trends and prevention of losing educational ground in children over the summer break. One study by the NWEA found that 3rd graders lose an average of 24% of their school-year gains in reading and math. By middle school, this number increases to a 36% loss in reading and a 50% loss in math!
While sending homework home for the summer is impractical, having a list of fun, engaging, AND educational activities that the whole family can do together can make a huge difference.
To continue learning over the summer, each of my students went home with their very own Summer STEM Bucket List! The list was included in inexpensive sand buckets and a few other goodies to extend the fun. I also added mini foam rockets and challenged my students to make a better design that they can launch with the included launcher.
The labels on the buckets were made by taking pictures of my students using the free NASA selfie app and printing them on adhesive paper. We spend a good amount of time talking about STEM careers in my classroom (Check our this STEM Careers Bingo game). The students love seeing themselves as Astronauts. It has a magical affect that gives them confidence to tackle STEM challenges!
Grab this FREE printable Summer STEM Bucket List from our free resource library! To gain access, enter your email where it says “subscribe” in the footer of this webpage and receive the password.
For even more summer STEM activities, another great gift is this Summer STEM Activity Calendar from our Teachers Pay Teachers store (or on our website here) that provides STEM daily activities every week day all summer long!
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