Sparking Elementary Invention with Sumo-Bots

Looking for a robotics challenge to finish out the school year? Why not hold a Sumo-Bot competition? Last May, I was invited to McCoy Elementary […]

Three STEM Ideas to Grow On

“Where do you get your inspiration for STEM lessons and activities?” a colleague asked me last week. The seeds of great ideas are all around […]

First Steps with the Arduino-UNO R3 | Maker, MakerED, MakerSpaces, Coding | EASTER Egg with NeoPixels WS2812B

. . EASTER Egg with NeoPixels WS2812B made from cardboard . . Soon there will be EASTER and decorations are getting put around the house […]

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. It’s all about balance.” by K.G., 1st Grade Teacher […]

How the Space Race Changed American Education

April 12 marks the 58th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, achieved by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. On the occasion now called the International Day […]

Resources to Celebrate Earth Day

For the 24 years I taught elementary grades, one of my favorite holidays of each year was Earth Day. I created badges for my kids […]

PBL Your STEM Projects

Looking for exciting ways to engage your students? Combine what you know of Do It Yourself (DIY) STEM activities with PBL. In this blog entry, […]

Designing a Better Future to Tackle Big Problems

As Program Director of IDEAStudio, a forward-looking makerspace at the West Houston Institute, part of Houston Community College, my challenge is to leverage our resources […]

The Dump Truck Incident: An Elementary Problem-Solving Challenge

The Dump Truck Incident (also known as the Pumpkin Push) is a problem-solving challenge that can get your elementary students excited and thinking about engineering […]

Following Science in Space: NASA’s Asteroid Mission

Love space science? Follow us on Instagram for live STEM events throughout the year, including the SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight on March 2, 2019. […]

Celebrating College & Career-Ready Students

From contests to clubs, FLVS offers a variety of ways to learn about coding and computer science, including online technology courses that develop the skills […]

2019 Online Map Competition for Secondary Students

With skill, passion, and analysis, middle school and high school students are exploring their world and creating maps with the free-to-educators online software ArcGIS. Esri […]

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