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How to build a makerspace on a shoestring budget: A summertime project
Starting a makerspace doesn’t have to cost a fortune—it can start right now with everyday items that may be staring you right in the face. Here they are…
How to make your own algae beads and have a ball studying photosynthesis
This activity for grades 6 through 12 will show you everything you need to make your own algae beads so your students can learn about the most vital biochemical processes on the planet.
Makerspace 101: Makerspace basics and how to get started
Here’s a five-minute crash course in makerspaces so all your ducks are in a row for when you decide to dedicate a space for making in your classroom.
Try these 5 troubleshooting tips for your Van de Graaff generator
Van de Graaff generators are sophisticated machines that need a delicate touch and make you work for their affection. Here are five troubleshooting tips for any model.
The magic of makerspaces: Connecting your makerspace to your curriculum
From science and engineering to art and music and across the board, you can link makerspace activities to your curriculum (and your state standards). Here are some ideas.
How to choose a 3D printer: A buyer's guide
If you’re thinking of adding a 3D printer to your STEM lab so you and your students can bring designs to life, then you don’t want to miss these four key questions to help you choose the best model.
Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals
Be a superhero in your science classroom as you mesmerize and impress distracted students while they learn how to test and record physical properties of minerals that resemble Avengers Infinity Stones
Bullfrog dissection: Everything you ever wanted to know in under six minutes.
It’s dissection like you’ve never seen it before. This engaging video helps science teachers and students discover anatomy in a surprising new way.
5 ways to teach robotics (and one way to get funding)
Discover some of the hottest robotics education technology available, and meet some teachers who’ve added it to their classrooms without spending a penny of the school budget.
Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)
Learn how DonorsChoose.org can help you fund the science materials you need, so you can make your science classroom dreams a reality.
I'm just here for the popcorn: A heat transfer lesson plan.
This quick activity for middle- and high-school chemistry uses popcorn to teach thermal energy concepts.
Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.
Find out how to take advantage of the millions of dollars awarded to teachers every year with no-obligation, complimentary grant assistance.
How to build a Wiggle Bot to teach engineering and design
TeacherGeek Wiggle Bots make it easy to encourage students to build, make, create, and innovate as they build, test, and evolve a real working bot.
The periodic table of candy: A chemistry lesson plan.
Download this lesson plan and your science students can get a heaping helping of knowledge about the elements to go with their gum drops and jelly beans.
Physics of the fidget spinner for elementary and middle school
Love them or hate them, the fidget spinner is more than just a toy for restless hands - it's physics in action! Introduce elementary and middle schoolers to Newton's Law, force, motion and more.
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Ice, ice, bubble - a dry ice sublimation demonstration
Ready to be the coolest teacher at your school? Just kick off your sublimation lesson with this crowd-pleasing demo.
How to cultivate and care for your butterfly larvae (plus a free activity!)
These painted ladies are more than just a pretty face - they're a robust teaching tool for your life science classroom.
Essential activities for essential STEM lessons: Clearing the water
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink...until students complete this hands-on STEM activity! Explore where tap water comes from and how it's made clean and safe for public use.
5 things to know about science grants (and 9 steps to win one)
Give us five minutes and we'll fill you in on the most effective strategies and techniques used by grant-winning educators around the country.
All about Science Olympiad: How to start a team, tips for new coaches, and more.
Want to bring your most passionate science students together for creative problem solving, teamwork, and science fun outside the classroom? Start a Science Olympiad team! We'll show you how.