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A lesson in the physics of light: shadow drawing of cute animals via…

Shadow Drawing - Light And Shadow Experiment

Try this hands-on physics experiment to see how light travels in a straight line.

Great STEM activity!

Tin Foil Tower: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

Engineering Challenge: What is the tallest free-standing tower your group can build with only one box of aluminum foil? Materials: (for a group) - One box of aluminum foil (25 sq. feet size) (I found it at the Dollar Tree.) - Scissors - Tape measure This packet contains all the informati...

One Hundred Toothpicks: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM activity!  What is the tallest free-standing tower you can build with 100 toothpicks and two cups of mini-marshmallows? $

One Hundred Toothpicks: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

Engineering Challenge: What is the tallest free-standing tower you can build with 100 toothpicks and two cups of mini-marshmallows? Materials: (per pair or group) 100 toothpicks Two cups of mini-marshmallows Containers for supplies (ziploc bags or plastic ones) Ruler or tape measure This packet ...

Totally fun STEM activity! It's Bridge Building!

STEM Challenge Bridges with Marshmallows

Our STEM Challenge about Building a Bridge (with marshmallows) has been a kid-favorite for several years. Kids love the simple materials and the task of making this one work. The bridges are not very long but will test the patience and diligence of students as they work to finish this successfully. ...

How to Build a Wind Turbine for Your Science Fair

How to Build a Wind Turbine for Your Science Fair

Wind turbines are hot topics right now for science fair projects. Learn a variety of ways to construct these items here...

Ever flip in my class earns them a verbal physics presentation to the class! They hate me hahaha

The bottle flipping craze... how it started & why it's a GOOD thing

I was talking to my brother a few weeks back when he told me about this new bottle-flipping thing that his students were doing (he is the principal at a local charter school and apparently they've

Newton's Laws - NEW Classroom Physics Science Poster More

PosterEnvy Newton's Laws - New Classroom Physics Science Poster

Newton's Laws - NEW Classroom Physics Science Poster More

Working Windmill: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!  $

Working Windmill: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity!

Engineering Challenge: Can you build a working windmill that harnesses the most energy (the one that rotates the fastest)? Materials: (per classroom) One box fan (to test the windmills) Straws Craft sticks Variety of paper (different weights, sizes, colors, etc.) Scissors and tape Paper clips Ind...

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Transfer of Energy Marble Roll

Transfer of Energy Marble Roll

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Transfer of Energy Marble Roll

Build a DIY wave model!

Mini Wave Model

Mini Wave Model: A little wave goes a long way! The mini wave model is small but mighty. With just a few minutes of set-up, it's just as good at demonstrating as its bigger siblings. This is a great model for waves that move, reflect, stand, and wiggle, perfect for …

PVC Pipe Pulley Sytem Simple Machine Engineering STEM Activity

PVC Pipe Pulley for Kids Simple Machines STEM Activity

PVC Pipes are awesome for building projects any day! They are awesome STEM learning, think engineering and designing! Plus, our new PVC Pipe Kit is an easy, frugal alternative to the pricey toy alternatives. PVC Pipe Pulley Engineering Project The hardware store is an amazing resource for alternative toys. Did you see our PVC Pipe House we made! The possibilities are endless. My son loves using 'real' household items for play rather than toys. This PVC pipe pulley engineering project was…

Build a Solar Oven from a pizza box in this easy science project.

How to Build A Solar Oven | Science Project from HomeScienceTools

Build a Solar Oven from a pizza box in this easy science project.

Planning: STEM Project: Periscopes - Angle of Reflection Angle of Incidence #TPT

STEM Project: Periscopes - Light Inquiry

This resource is a great performance assessment for students to demonstrate their knowledge on one of the concepts of light: reflection. Using two mirrors which are supplied by the teacher (see how to get mirrors for cheap in the teacher notes), students will design and create their own periscope us...