STEM & Makerspace

Ideas and inspiration for STEM Education and Makerspace learning.

  • 5 teachers put Science Olympiad kits to the test

    5 teachers put Science Olympiad kits to the test

    These real-life science teachers share how they use Ward’s Science Olympiad kits to teach hands-on STEM lessons at home or in the classroom.

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  • 23 cross-curricular STEM kits to address learning loss this summer – or any time of year!

    23 cross-curricular STEM kits to address learning loss this summer – or any time of year!

    A perfect way to get students back on track. The STEM kits help students brush up on math and science skills lost during the past year of virtual learning.

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  • Get the facts about biotechnology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about biotechnology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Inspire students to explore how biotechnology demonstrates key concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics and its relationship to modern applications within the biological sciences.

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  • Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Students learn to use laboratory notebooks to keep consistent and accurate notes that record and reflect on their inquiry-based observations, activities, investigations, and experiments.

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  • How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    Lab safety tips for blended and remote learning from WeAreTeachers.

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  • How science helps Santa go down the chimney…and 4 more easy holiday science activities to break up students’ breaks1:26

    How science helps Santa go down the chimney…and 4 more easy holiday science activities to break up students’ breaks

    Use this super-easy activity list to help students discover that physics, chemistry, and other STEM topics don’t take a break from the world around them, even during the holidays.

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  • Get schooled on coronavirus with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get schooled on coronavirus with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    This comprehensive resource from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience gives you facts and the latest science on coronavirus. A go-to resource as you develop real-life lessons integrated into STEM topics.

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  • 9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    Doing amazing science activities in the lab is only cool when we follow the rules. So, keep students and others as safe as possible—whether it's inside the classroom or in a home-based science lab.

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  • Pi Day - circle the date, time to celebrate.

    Pi Day - circle the date, time to celebrate.

    Engage student interest in math and science by celebrating the number Pi, the mysterious ratio found in circular objects and forms throughout nature, science, and mathematics.

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  • 10 teachers share their favorite ways to use our products

    10 teachers share their favorite ways to use our products

    We asked ten science teachers to tell us their favorite ways to inspire their students using our hands-on materials. Here’s what they said.

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  • 12 Cool Technologies “The Jetsons” Predicted For 2062 That We Have Right Now

    12 Cool Technologies “The Jetsons” Predicted For 2062 That We Have Right Now

    Considering how we've already managed to achieve much of what was foreseen back in 1962 is an interesting lesson about the pace of change of digital technologies.

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  • Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.0:45

    Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.

    Science teachers: Did you know Ward’s Science offers complementary services to help educators win grants? We can help find, apply for, and secure funding for you too – just give us a call today.

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  • A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    Safety concerns in the science lab can turn awesome teachers into nervous wrecks. Here’s a quick checklist to ensure your lab is safe (and get back your peace of mind).

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  • How to build a makerspace on a shoestring budget: A summertime project

    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…

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  • Makerspace 101: Makerspace basics and how to get started

    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.

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  • How to choose a 3D printer: A buyer's guide

    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.

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  • The magic of makerspaces: Connecting your makerspace to your curriculum

    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.

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  • 5 ways to teach robotics (and one way to get funding)

    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.

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  • Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    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.

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  • Celebrate Black History Month and download 4 free printable science posters

    Celebrate Black History Month and download 4 free printable science posters

    Celebrate African American scientists' incredible achievements and get original works of art to inspire your students to blaze their own trail in STEM fields.

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