April 26, 2017

May STEAM

Hello everyone!  I am back to write about my recently uploaded May STEAM Activities resource.  The STEAM Activities have been a HUGE hit in my classroom, so I cannot wait to continue them for the rest of the year!!  The May STEAM Activities set also comes with five activities.  I again tried to incorporate every letter of STEAM's acronym (science, technology, engineering, art and math) throughout the month's activities.

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The first activity in my May STEAM pack is Cinco de Mayo Maracas

In this activity, students will use a cups, Popsicle Sticks,  construction paper and beads (or other fillers) to make a maraca for Cinco de Mayo.

Included in this activity are an informational sheet to teach about Cinco de Mayo and Maracas and a graphic organizer included to help students plan and improve their creations!



The next activity in my May STEAM pack is Breakfast in Bed.
Students will use Popsicle Sticks, a pipe cleaner, tape, and a breakfast food template (color or BW) to create a tray to carry to Breakfast in Bed on Mother's Day.

Included in this activity are an informational sheets about Mother's Day and a graphic organizer for what they can improve on.


 The third activity in my May STEAM Pack is Buzz, Buzz, Honeybee!
In this activity, students will use toothpicks and tape OR marshmallows to build a honeycomb from inside of a bee hive.

Students will learn about why bees are important and why bees chose a hexagon shape for honeycombs.  There is also a graphic organizer for them to create their ideas on.



Next in the May STEAM Activities is Memorial Day Parade Floats
Students will build a Memorial Day float using a cardboard box (like from cereal), water bottle tops, tooth picks, construction paper and Memorial Day templates (offered in color and BW) to build a float.  There is an informational page about Memorial Day and a graphic organizer included.



 The final activity in the May STEAM Activities is the Google Classroom and Lego lesson.
 Students will start on Google classroom.  They will move the colored Lego pieces from the left side of the screen to the puzzle on the right side of the screen.  This will help them build Insect themed things: an ant, a bug, a caterpillar and a butterfly.


While the students are completing the Google Classroom lesson, they can color the graphic organizer to then visualize what each item should look like.


Finally, they can use the graphic organizer to build with real Legos!  The Google and graphic organizer are a great way for students to plan what to build!


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope these May STEAM Activities make Science class extra fun for you and your students! Enjoy!

March 21, 2017

April STEAM Activities

Hello everyone!  I am back to write about my recently uploaded April STEAM Activities resource.  The STEAM Activities have been a HUGE hit in my classroom, so I cannot wait to continue them for the rest of the year!!  The April STEAM Activities set also comes with five activities.  I again tried to incorporate every letter of STEAM's acronym (science, technology, engineering, art and math) throughout the month's activities.

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The first activity in my April STEAM pack is Amazing Umbrellas


In this activity, students will use a pipe cleaner and a coffee filter to create an umbrella for the standing rainy day kids.  They will first be able to get the rainy day kids to stand and attach the umbrella.

Included in this activity are an informational sheet to teach about why it rains and a graphic organizer included to help students plan and improve their creations!



The next activity in my April STEAM pack is Garden Growth

Students will plant seeds in their classroom.  Over time they will observe the plant to see how it grows.  It is great because it can double as a gift for Moms and Grandmas for Mother's Day!

Included in this activity are an informational sheets about Earth Day and what students can do to help make a difference.  Also, there is a page to discuss the life cycle of a plant and a page to record their plant's growth over time.




 The third activity in my April STEAM Pack is Recycling Bin Sort


In this activity, students will construct different recycling bins.  They will then sort the recyclable items into the bins and create graphs to tell how many ended up in each bin.  Included in this activity are informational sheets about recycling, graphing paper and recycling bin templates! 




Next in the April STEAM Activities is Easter Basket Building!


Students will build an Easter Basket using tinfoil and pipe cleaners.  They will then compare different classroom items to see how much their Easter basket can hold!




 The final activity in the April STEAM Activities is the Google Classroom and Lego lesson.
 Students will start on Google classroom.  They will move the colored Lego pieces from the left side of the screen to the puzzle on the right side of the screen.  This will help them build Earth Day themed things: a tree, the sun, a raindrop and a cloud.



While the students are completing the Google Classroom lesson, they can color the graphic organizer to then visualize what each item should look like.



Finally, they can use the graphic organizer to build with real Legos!  The Google and graphic organizer are a great way for students to plan what to build!


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope these April STEAM Activities make Science class extra fun for you and your students! Enjoy!


February 16, 2017

March STEAM Activities

Hello everyone!  I am back to write about my recently uploaded March STEAM Activities resource.  The STEAM Activities have been a HUGE hit in my classroom, so I cannot wait to continue them for the rest of the year!!  The March STEAM Activities set also comes with five activities.  I again tried to incorporate every letter of STEAM's acronym (science, technology, engineering, art and math) throughout the month's activities.

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The first activity in my March STEAM pack is Truffula Tree Fun



In this activity, students will use toilet paper or paper towel rolls, construction paper and tissue paper to build Truffula Trees.  Truffula Trees are featured in The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, and they are perfect to celebrate for Read Across America!

Included in this activity are an informational sheet to teach some fun facts about Dr. Seuss and a graphic organizer included to help students plan and improve their creations!




The next activity in my March STEAM pack is Wonderful Windsocks


Students will build windsocks out of 1/2 of a poster board OR 12x18 construction paper, streamers and string.  The class can go outside to test their windsocks once they finish because March and April are the windiest months of the year!

Included in this activity are an informational sheet to teach about windsocks and a graphic organizer included to help students plan and improve their creations!


 The third activity in my March STEAM Pack is Leprechaun Slide Traps!
 
Students will build a leprechaun slide trap using Legos, pipe cleaner, leprechaun template and a toilet paper roll.  I purchased very affordable off brand Legos on Amazon, but I have also seen them in the party favors section at Target.  If teachers do not want to use Legos, they can make a ladder with Popsicle sticks or toothpicks.



Next in the March STEAM Activities is Rockin' Rainbows!

To continue with a St. Patrick's Day theme, students will build standing rainbows!  They can read the "What Makes a Rainbow?" page to learn more about rainbows before building!



 The final activity in the March STEAM Activities is the Google Classroom and Lego lesson.
 Students will start on Google classroom.  They will move the colored Lego pieces from the left side of the screen to the puzzle on the right side of the screen.  This will help them build St. Patrick's Day themed things: a rainbow, a pot of gold, a 4-leaf clover and a horseshoe.



While the students are completing the Google Classroom lesson, they can color the graphic organizer to then visualize what each item should look like.


Finally, they can use the graphic organizer to build with real Legos!  The Google and graphic organizer are a great way for students to plan what to build!



Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope these March STEAM Activities make Science class extra fun for you and your students! Enjoy!