Free; These are an idea we implemented into our school building last year as a way to really engage teachers and students into the STEM way of thinking! They are designed to be done whenever the teacher wants to do them, with easy to find (and cheap) supplies.We try to do two of these a month!
Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak is a perfect segue for teaching your students the power of growth mindset. Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created for 2nd-6th graders in mind. Infused with reflections, challenges (including a STEM challenge), and opportunities to identify and clarify growth mindset vs fixed mindset, your students are sure to learn and have a great deal of fun!
10 low-prep STEM challenges for grades 2-6, plus a bonus challenge! Explore the engineering design process, "talk like an engineer" with vocabulary cards, and learn how available materials and design constraints change the process. Use low cost and readily available materials and watch the creativity blossom. | Meredith Anderson STEM Resources