Merge Cubes for STEM - Vivify STEM Education (@vivifystem) is on Instagram
Do you use Merge Cubes in your classroom? I love using them in STEM! There are a variety of educational activities and games as well as the ability to show models of things like cells, the brain, and the solar system in 3D augmented reality. Keep reading for more!
Hologram Structure STEM Challenge: Design the future!
You have time-traveled to the future where holograms are commonplace. A business has hired your engineering firm to design a building that uses a holographic first floor to attract potential customers/patrons. Use your engineering skills to create a scale model of the structure that sits on top of your hologram display. Then create a recording to encourage people to come inside! Student handouts are provided in printed and digital format (editable Google Slides).
Desk Name Tags / Desk Name Plates STEM Activity for Back to School - Vivify STEM
A hands-on STEM challenge perfect for kicking the new school year off! Students will first learn about circuits and then create their own light-up name tag or nameplate with a button switch in the back. Each light can represent different commands like "call on me" or "I need help". The activity includes digital and printed handouts that are editable in Google Slides.
Back to School STEM: 6 Icebreaker Teamwork Activities - Vivify STEM
STEM activities are perfect icebreakers and team challenges to promote collaboration, teamwork, communication, and problem solving. This packet contains 5 teamwork challenges that are great for back to school or as icebreakers for a new group of students. The sixth activity is a more in-depth engineering design challenge that uses the complete design process.
The STEM Space Podcast: Ep. 40. Escape the STEM Room — Vivify STEM
In this episode of The STEM Space, Claire and Natasha are discussing Claire's "Escape the STEM Room" challenge that she is teaching the first week of school, and the importance of introducing your students to difficult situations. From teamwork to public speaking and sharing what they've learned, tune in to learn more about Claire's plans to navigate this challenge and hopes to inspire educators everywhere!
Year-Round STEM Activity Bundle (Elementary STEM)
Are you in need of year-round STEM activities? We have created a growing bundle that includes our most popular engineering design challenges (Stage 2) for elementary! Activities are adaptable for kindergarten through 5th grade with guidance provided in the teacher notes!
Curriculum Map — Vivify STEM
“Help! I need to plan a year-long STEM class! What should I cover? What is appropriate for each grade level?”We can help! Read our new webpage for guidance on a scope and sequence of a STEM class plus resources and examples for planning a STEM curriculum map for elementary and middle school grades! Bookmark this page! We will continue to add resources and guidance to help you navigate your STEM education journey.
Making Words Volume 1 | Distance Learning
Making Words during your guided reading groups, allows students to truly practice and master specific skills that enhance a student's phonemic awareness, phonics skills, and spelling skills, which ultimately affects their reading abilities! Within this unit, the students will practice manipulating letters and phonemes in words to create new words, practice their auditory listening skills, manipulating letters and phonemes in words to create new words, & so much more! FREEBIE INCLUDED!
Morning Review Activities Printable & Digital
Engage your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students with this fall themed digital and printable morning work bundle that contains 9 weeks worth of activities. Students will love these cause and effect activities, common/proper/concrete/abstract noun activities, engaging writing prompts, parts of speech, and so much more! Use this for morning work or even for your fast finishers or even as a literacy center for digital learning. Start using these fall themed morning work ideas today!
Word Families Tic-Tac-Toe Game
Practice word families and play Tic-Tac-Toe at the same time! Your students will love reviewing their -unk words with this no prep digital tic-tac-toe game. This game includes 4 board with nine words each. Students choose a word, say it correctly, then place their "X" or "O". Great for a quick ELA morning review or phonics center activity. This is a great game for distance learning!
The STEM Space: Ep. 39. How Did We Get Here? — Vivify STEM
The STEM Space loves hearing from you! In this episode of The STEM Space, Natasha and Claire address an email from listener Jess Luttrell, who wanted to know how they decided to make the transition from careers in STEM fields to STEM education.
Weather STEM: Hail Protection Engineering Challenge & Weather Science
Use STEM and the engineering design process to create a device that protects a “car” from hail damage. Student handouts are provided in printed and digital format (editable Google Slides). Science background: Students learn about the science of hail formation and shock absorption. This is a great activity to supplement weather science lessons!