STEM in Your Classroom
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are critical skills our
students must have to be successful. As
teachers we don’t even know the jobs that will be available when our students
are grown. It is up to us to teach our
students how to think “Out of the Box.”
This movie clip really spoke volumes to me when I saw it. (movie
clip) The scientist and engineers only
had what was in the box to fix a problem.
Giving our students challenges like that daily or weekly in our
classrooms will prepare them to think differently, to think creatively! It will
also prepare our students to work in groups, to learn to compromise, and to
learn how to communicate. These are all
skills that are essential in preparing our students for the future.
as a fifth grade teacher, I incorporate STEM challenges into my classroom as
often as possible! Teaching STEM is fun and engages my students in learning
that will prepare them for the future.
to start integrate STEM into your classroom?
know it doesn’t always look pretty.
Sometimes you have “JUNK’ everywhere.
During those times, I don’t post pictures to my Instagram page. Teaching
students to clean up after their project is over is also important. Organization becomes key to clean up.
store my stuff so my students
can access it when needed?
basics stuff. I do have a plastic tub
filled with extra stuff. Students can
rummage around in to find something if needed. STEM
teachers become collectors of “Junk” saving paper towel rolls, toilet paper
rolls, lids for containers, plastic bags, and much more. It’s important to see what things can become through a child’s eyes! Let your students explore, design, create, and have fun!!!!
This is a great book that will promote one of my March STEM Projects!