STEAM Lesson Plan: Robot Basketball

Robot Basketball: Grades 9-12 What would you do if the big game was on the line and you had to nail free throws to win? It’s a movie plot line that’s been with us since the days of Teen Wolf. But…what if you had a team of robots? In this STEAM lesson, students will design[…]

Adrienne Hoffman Teacher Feature Inventionland Institute

Teacher Feature: Adrienne Hoffman, Cambria Elementary School

Teaching elementary school students poses different challenges than teaching middle and high school students. To be able to take complicated STEAM topics and introduce them in a way that is not only exciting but understandable to younger minds is no easy feat. Adrienne Hoffman, the Inventionland and STEAM Facilitator for grades K-5 at Cambria Elementary[…]

Teaching When Your Schedule Changes

‘Tis the season for two-hour delays, school closings, end of semester exams, modified schedules, and everyone being sick. From January through March, there are a myriad of reasons you may not be able to teach a lesson exactly the way you planned it. Whether it’s because of shortened class times or smaller-than-normal class sizes, you[…]

Gamer Girls Building STEAM

It’s a startling statistic…of the over eight million STEAM jobs out there (and that number is increasing every day), only 15% are filled by women. The world has been trying to entice more and more girls to pursue STEAM careers at an early age with toy companies like GoldieBlox, with after-school clubs and summer workshops that[…]

STEAM Lesson Plan: Exploring the Effects of Salt on Ice

Lesson Plan Title: Exploring the Effects of Salt on Ice Grades: K-12 Baby, it’s cold outside. And that means it’s also icy. Many times, school is canceled if the roads are deemed dangerous for driving, but that can be avoided by salting the roads.  We see salt trucks everywhere during the winter months, and our[…]

STEAM Lesson Plan: Candy Cane Calamity

Candy Cane Calamity: Grades 2-8 It’s almost time for winter break and chances are your students are having a hard time sitting in their seats and staying focused. Here’s a fun STEAM lesson plan to keep them motivated and focused while bringing in a little magic of the holiday season. In this lesson, students will[…]