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Turn water to ice before your eyes! Great science experiment and perfect for the "Frozen" fans in the classroom!

Fun with frozen: making ice grow

Do your kids love Elsa and "Frozen?" If so, give this science experiment a try! I have been noticing lots of fun ideas being shared by my fellow bloggers that are all related to the Walt Disney movie "Frozen." I must admit that my grandsons and I have enjoyed watching this movie at home on more

Hot ice, scientifically known as sodium acetate, is a liquid that will turn solid at the slightest provocation. Touching it with your finger, bumping it too hard, or speaking a few angry words will cause it to spring from a clear, water-like state into solid ice-like crystals.

Make Hot Ice From Vinegar and Baking Soda

Sodium acetate, also known as 'hot ice' is an amazing chemical you can easily prepare yourself using baking soda and vinegar.

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100 Super-Fun STEM Resources for Kids

There are so many amazing STEM resources available for kids that it was hard to narrow it down to just 100... check out the ones that made the list!

Looking to introduce your kids to more science? Try this super EASY & quick experiment!

How Do Leaves Breathe? A Simple Science Experiment for Kids

Looking to introduce your kids to more science? Try this super EASY & quick experiment!

Can you build a boat that will float and hold weight? GREAT STEM activity!

What is Going on in the Lab?

A blog about STEM and science topics, easy ways to use STEM in the elementary classroom, help with organizing materials, and tons of helpful hints.

Three Little Pigs activity - literature connection. Build "houses" out of different materials and see if "The Big Bad Wolf" hair dryer can blow them down. Early engineering education.

He Huffed and He Puffed...

...can he blow the house down? Last week we focused on the classic The Three Little Pigs for our fairy tale study. We divided into groups of 3 and used a different kind of material to build a house. Then, the big bad wolf (a cleverly disguised hairdryer) came and try to blow the house down! In my head, this activity was fun, and it's nice to know that it lived up to my expectations - the kids were so into it. Each group had 5 minutes to construct a pig dream house. Materials used were sugar…

magnetic sorting trays science activity, teaching science

Marvelous Magnets: An Easy Science Center

Check it out! I created two science centers that last two full weeks for my classroom, and they are all about magnets.

Donald Duck Force and Motion: Look for examples of pushes and pulls. (7:10)

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Learning, Thinking, Creating: Engineering inquiry and cooperative group work

Engineering inquiry and cooperative group work - The Teacher Studio

Engineering activities in elementary school? Yes! Today we tackled day 3 of school, I wanted my students to apply some of the concepts we have been talking about–mostly about helping each other and being receptive to help. I decided to design a little engineering challenge that would require them to stick to a tight schedule, […]

What a fun STEM project for kids! Build straw bridges to learn about engineering. Great challenge activity for first grade or second grade.

Straw Bridges - The Stem Laboratory

What a fun STEM project for kids! Build straw bridges to learn about engineering. Great challenge activity for first grade or second grade.

Interactive Science Notebook Freebie! ~ Can You Save Fred?

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STEM Challenge: Build a water slide and then test it- with water! And, just for…

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STEM Challenge: Build a water slide and then test it- with water! And, just for…

Paper Structures: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!  Can you build a paper structure that can hold a text book at least 12 inches above the tabletop for at least 30 seconds?  $

Paper Structures: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

Engineering Challenge: Can you build a paper structure that can hold a text book at least 12 inches above the tabletop for at least 30 seconds? Materials: (for a group) 10 sheets of copy paper (8 1/2 x 11 size) 10 inches of clear tape Test book Ruler or tape measure Scissors This packet contains...

Photosynthesis is an essential part of the exchange between humans and plants. Amanda Ooten walks us through the process of photosynthesis, also discussing the relationship between photosynthesis and carbohydrates, starch, and fiber -- and how the air we breathe is related to the food we ingest.

The simple story of photosynthesis and food - Amanda Ooten

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-simple-but-fascinating-story-of-photosynthesis-and-food-amanda-ooten Photosynthesis is an essential part of t...

Building Skyscrapers and using nonstandard measurement!  So fun!

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This week my kinders are diving into a study of buildings - primarily skyscrapers. Today I explained that skyscrapers have four main parts - the foundation, the beams (skeleton), stories, and facade. I played a few youtube videos of New York's skyline as well. Next, I gave each color family (four students in each group) cardstock and blocks to build skyscrapers. They had to have floors to their buildings. The tallest skyscraper built was 21 floors. The students realized that the stronger…