Wind Race Challenge

Learning about wind not blowing your students away??? Don’t worry it’s not exciting for my students either and wind energy has lost its luster due to our world taking a greener approach to energy (which is a good thing don’t get me wrong just not for my lesson’s previous WOW factor). So as I wasContinue reading “Wind Race Challenge”

Gingerbread Engineering

My students’ eyes are drifting to the softly falling snow outside our classroom window with visions of Christmas presents and treats in their eyes. Learning about engineering and sustainability are the absolute last things on their minds. So out I set to create something to catch their attention and tickle their taste buds resulting inContinue reading “Gingerbread Engineering”

Christmas Toy Creator

The countdown is on! 3 school weeks, 3 shopping weekends, and EXACTLY 25 days until Santa makes his yearly voyage across the world and into the homes of so many sweet children. If you are like me these three weeks are the LONGEST weeks of the school year. The students are excited for all ofContinue reading “Christmas Toy Creator”

Thanksgiving STEM

With our students, Halloween candy highs starting to wear off and Christmas excitement rolling in comes the daunting task of making it to Thanksgiving break. With only three weeks until Thanksgiving and Veteran’s day smack dab mid-week for me, it is very hard to start and complete an entire unit before break let alone keepContinue reading “Thanksgiving STEM”