STEM for Middle Schoolers: A Guide for Teaching STEM at the Middle School Level

How to inspire confident STEM learners, engage middle school students in hands-on learning activities, and other resources for middle school STEM teachers.

The middle school years mark the transition from elementary school to high school. In these few formative years, students transition from a single teacher to multiple teachers, from general studies to more focused subjects, and from a class of peers to multiple classes with numerous peers.

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STEM for Classrooms: Building a Culture of Curiosity

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STEM Classroom Kits: Joining Convergent and Divergent Learning

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STEM Science Kits for Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Explore NGSS-aligned STEM science kits designed for the classroom

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Robotics STEM Kits for the Classroom

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STEM Curriculum for Kindergarten

How to incorporate STEM education into Kindergarten Curriculum

An early start to STEM education is essential for developing the foundations of STEM fluency, which includes:

  • The ability to think critically and logically
  • The ability to solve problems creatively
  • The confidence to engage with the world fearlessly

Introducing these core concepts of STEM in kindergarten prepares young minds to approach their education with curiosity, innovation, and confidence. Just like learning a new language, young minds can grasp onto these concepts quickly and start practicing the fundamental skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

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How to Find the Right STEM Maker Kit for Your Classroom

Choosing a cost-effective hands-on STEM program that fits your classroom’s needs and continues to challenge students is difficult. Here are some tips on how to find a STEM Maker Kit that inspires your students throughout the school year.

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STEM Enrichment: A Guide for Administrators

How to fit STEM enrichment curriculum into your school in additional to your core classroom curriculum

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A Guide to EANS Funding in 2022

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8 Best Picks for STEM Reading in Elementary School Classrooms

At Kid Spark Education, in our work providing STEM education early and consistently, we’re well aware that there are a variety of ways to bolster a love of STEM learning in the classroom. For elementary school students in particular, there are so many books that teach about science, technology, engineering, and math. From covering famous figures to opening up students' minds to STEM concepts, to serving as a good launching pad for in class activities— even storytime can be a STEM learning experience. 

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At Kid Spark Education, STEM isn't a buzzword: it's a powerful way to nurture students' natural curiosity; build confidence and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math; and foster abilities in collaboration, problem-solving, and communication. You, their teachers, are our most important partner in achieving our mission of preparing all children for a lifetime of learning about science and technology. The Kid Spark Blog is written by educators, for educators to be a resource in your toolbox so you can feel confident and capable in teaching STEM to your elementary students. 

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