STEM & Makerspace

Ideas and inspiration for STEM Education and Makerspace learning.

  • 12 clearance items to get you ready for the new year

    12 clearance items to get you ready for the new year

    Warning: these deals are expiring by the end of the year!

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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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  • 8 Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day

    8 Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day

    National STEM Day is November 8th. Are you ready? Here are 8 ideas for celebrating in your classroom on National STEM Day and throughout the year!

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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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  • Essential activities for essential STEM lessons: Design a spacesuit7:08

    Essential activities for essential STEM lessons: Design a spacesuit

    This easy, affordable STEM activity is outta this world! Explore in-demand STEM careers in space science and engineering while introducing students to real-world science and design applications.

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  • Questions? Talk to a Ward's scientist! We're here to help, from our science lab to yours.

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  • Essential activities for essential STEM lessons: Clearing the water7:32

    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.

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  • Physics of the fidget spinner for elementary and middle school8:55

    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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  • How to build a Wiggle Bot to teach engineering and design2:55

    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.

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  • All about Science Olympiad: How to start a team, tips for new coaches, and more.30:25

    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.

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  • Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    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.

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  • Hands-on STEM made easy.

    Hands-on STEM made easy.

    Watch as our scientists demonstrate cost-effective activity kits for Chemistry, Physical Science, Earth Science, Engineering, and Biology to make real-world connections in your classroom.

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  • 5 things to know about science grants (and 9 steps to win one)

    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.

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  • 11 things you may not know about eye protection.

    11 things you may not know about eye protection.

    We'll let you in on the best ways to protect your science students’ eyes for every type of classroom and laboratory activity.

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  • Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

    Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

    NGSS-aligned activity kits. ~Learn More~#

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