The STEM Space Podcast: Ep. 115. How to Design a Makerspace — Vivify STEM
In this episode, Claire and Natasha discuss what things they would include in a devoted STEM classroom or Makerspace. They share some must-have products and design elements as well as some things you could skip. Tune in to hear an answer to one of our most frequently asked questions and take-away some ideas you may use for your STEM room.
Sub Lesson Templates for a STEM Classroom | Vivify STEM on TPT
Two templates, completely editable to customize for your classroom. Edit the template using Google Slides and then either send digitally or print for your sub!
The STEM Space Podcast: Ep. 114. Strategies for a Teacherpreneur — Vivify STEM
In this episode, Claire and Natasha share their extensive knowledge and experience in crafting and marketing educational curricula. This episode is a must-listen for educators looking to create and sell their own teaching resources or if you might one day!
Harvest Moon Science - Fall/ Autum n STEM Activities | Vivify STEM on TPT
This free product includes 2 activities exploring the Sun - Earth - Moon system. First, learn about the phases of the moon using a handout designed to illustrate the moon phases using Oreos. Then discover the natural phenomenon of the "Harvest Moon" that occurs near the autumn equinox. The included handouts detail fascinating facts and instructions for exploring how the atmosphere gives the harvest moon its colored glow!
Pipecleaner STEM Challenge — Vivify STEM
The Pipecleaner (aka "Fuzzy Sticks") Challenge is one of my favorite STEM activities to introduce students to STEM learning. This is a fun, inexpensive, and engaging challenge that can be tailored to different ages, settings, and time-frames. This challenge is also an excellent team icebreaker!
STEM Space Podcast: Ep112. Have We Over-Engineered the Goals of Engineering Education? - Vivify STEM
Natasha returns from her adventure in France, while Claire recounts her busy schedule of shuttling her kids to various activities. With renewed energy, we're eager to discuss a thought-provoking topic in this episode. Natasha shares her reflections on teaching undergraduate pre-service students for the first time, while Claire reveals a student question that she will never answer. Join us as we delve into the stirring subject of over-engineering the goals of engineering education.
Microscope Mystery: Life Science Center | Vivify STEM on TPT
Can you guess what I am? Hint: I am a protective barrier between your body and the world around you. Answer: You are looking at skin cells! In this Microscopy Mystery science center activity, students will look at 10 different mystery slides and try to guess the object with the hint provided! Flip the card over to see the answer with informative background science content! This is a great STEM Family Night station!
Ultraviolet Light Shelter STEM Challenge (Solar Space Science & Engineering)
Solar Eclipse STEM Challenge using UV beads! Students are on a mission to protect an astronaut from ultraviolet light over-exposure in this engaging STEM challenge. Using UV sensative beads, students explore how different materials absorb UV light and use the engineering design process to build a UV safe shelter.
Football STEM Challenge! — Vivify STEM
Learn about football helmet history, brain safety, and shock absorption. Then, using cardboard, rubber bands, tape, pom-poms, cotton balls, and even marshmallows, students design a helmet to protect their egg player from a 1-foot drop. Get your students to huddle up & BREAK into this STEM challenge!
The STEM Space Podcast: Ep. 91. Defining STEM ft. Molly Seward (K-4 STEM Teacher) — Vivify STEM
Molly Seward has been teaching for 37 years, a robotics coach for the last 9 years, and was even selected as the 2005 Indiana Teacher of the year! Listen in as she shares her experiences as a classroom STEM teacher and her goals for students.