STEM for Elementary

Scientific Method vs. Engineering Design Process: Which is used in STEM learning?

Scientific Method vs. Engineering Design Process: Which is used in STEM learning?

Are you a STEM teacher? Confused on what process to use in your classroom? Or perhaps you need a refresher on the scientific method versus the engineering design process. Read on for an overview of each, how they are used in the real world and our view of which process is best for STEM education. 

STEM Explorers: Travel the World with STEM Activities for Elementary

STEM Explorers: Travel the World with STEM Activities for Elementary

Pack your bags and get ready to go on an incredible journey with your students! One of my favorite things about STEM education is that it is a multidisciplinary approach to project-based learning. Our STEM Explorers lessons truly embody that spirit by connecting engineering design challenges to history and geography while also including math and science. The mission: to explore all seven continents and discover the inventions that were born there. Are you ready? Let’s go!

10 Easy STEM Career Classroom Activities

10 Easy STEM Career Classroom Activities

Do you talk about STEM careers in your classroom? Perhaps you don’t have a STEM background and feel intimidated. Or maybe you know about certain careers, but you are looking to expand your knowledge of the diverse field. We can help! Read on for strategies to bring STEM careers to life in your classroom! Through activities that connect STEM to student interests, we will show you how to easily engage kids with the exciting possibilities of real-world STEM.

Mission to Mars: STEM Curriculum for Elementary and Middle School

Mission to Mars: STEM Curriculum for Elementary and Middle School

If you follow us, you know Vivify is a team of aerospace engineers with a passion for STEM education. Over the years of teaching STEM, we found that kids love stories. And what greater story than a thrilling adventure in space? The result is Launchpad, a 10 unit curriculum that launches students into the world of STEM!

5 Life Science STEM Activities for Elementary

5 Life Science STEM Activities for Elementary

We have a responsibility to preserve our planet and its inhabitants, but what can you do to help? Teach the next generation about the species that call Earth home. Empower them to be innovative problem solvers to protect plants, animals, and insects. The following is a list of STEM activities dedicated to sharpening STEM skills and raising awareness about some of the most valuable, threatened, and endangered living things in our world. Read on for 5 life science STEM activities.

Get Your Elf Off That Shelf with STEM

Get Your Elf Off That Shelf with STEM

Do you participate in the Elf on the Shelf tradition? Take the Elf antics up a notch by adding some STEM flair. We have compiled a list of our favorite ways to both entertain and educate using Santa’s little helper.

Thanksgiving STEM

Thanksgiving STEM

We are forever thankful for STEM education and the promising future it gives to our world. From designing a turkey nest for an egg drop challenge to sailing the Mayflower, we have compiled a list of our current favorite Thanksgiving STEM activities for you to enjoy. Don't forget to grab our FREEBIE Thankful for STEM resource!

5 STEM Activities for Fall & Halloween

5 STEM Activities for Fall & Halloween

Fall is here in the USA and we are excited to share with you some of our favorite STEM activities for the season! Whether you are teaching in the classroom, homeschooling, or just enjoying play time at home with your kids, the following activities are sure to excite and engage any age. 

Valentine's Day STEM Frog Challenge

Valentine's Day STEM Frog Challenge

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and my kids are already plotting how to deliver those special messages to the ones they love! As a STEM educator, a valentine delivery must be more than dropping heart shaped paper into handmade mailboxes. So, we made a Valentine’s Day candy delivery STEM challenge using frogs - origami frogs that is!

Fall and Halloween STEM

Fall and Halloween STEM

Halloween is almost here, and we have just the thing to celebrate with your kids and classroom! ...an engineering challenge is my favorite way to immerse kids in a hands-on STEM learning environment throughout the fall season