clock icon May 26, 2023 user icon Kitty Taylor

5 Fun Summer STEM Activities for Second Graders

Second grade is an exciting time for students learning STEM, as they begin to build on concepts established in previous years to have a more comprehensive view of the subjects. The summer breaks before and after second grade are therefore crucial times for students to continue to engage with STEM through hands-on activities, exploration, reading, and more.

clock icon March 21, 2023 user icon Kitty Taylor

5 Ways Kid Spark Education Helps Declining Elementary Math Scores

Young students can overcome their fears with hands-on learning that makes learning an enjoyable experience. Math has a storied reputation in education, with the mere thought of an upcoming math test or a challenging homework problem triggering a fight or flight response in elementary students across the nation.

clock icon February 28, 2023 user icon Jordani Sarreal

Fun Spring STEM Science Projects for 1st Graders

Spring is just around the corner, which makes it the perfect time to explore fun new science projects with your first grade class! Here’s a list of engaging STEM activities to try this spring. As winter thaws, spring blossoms with new ways to explore the natural wonders outside the classroom.

clock icon January 15, 2023 user icon Jordani Sarreal

STEM for Classrooms: Building a Culture of Curiosity

The classroom provides a safe space to explore STEM concepts and build STEM identity. Here’s a guide on how to bring STEM to your classroom. While there are many things to celebrate in the latest advancements in STEM education, STEM is still as important as ever in our classrooms.

clock icon December 15, 2022 user icon Jordani Sarreal

STEM Classroom Kits: Joining Convergent and Divergent Learning

What is the difference between STEM kits for home use and STEM kits designed for the classroom? Learn all about classroom STEM kits and how to bring them to your students. STEM awareness has grown in recent years, which is awesome news for expanding STEM education and closing the equity gap in access to STEM education.

clock icon November 20, 2022 user icon Jordani Sarreal

Robotics STEM Kits for the Classroom

Robotics STEM Kits are a great way to engage students in hands-on and applied-learning activities. Here’s how to introduce Kid Spark’s Robotics STEM Lessons to Classrooms from 2nd Grade and Beyond. Robots have always been a fascination to young minds.

clock icon May 12, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

STEM Curriculum for Elementary Schools

Starting STEM education early sets students up for educational success in and out of the STEM subjects. With the critical thinking, creative problem solving, and logical reasoning skills learned through early STEM fluency, young learners are able to adapt more quickly and embrace the world around them with curiosity and confidence.

clock icon April 16, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

5 Reasons STEM Kits Belong in Elementary Classrooms

For elementary school students, it is paramount that they get STEM education early and consistently throughout their education. A key way to add STEM learning to early education is using STEM kits. That’s why, at Kid Spark Education we’re happy to offer our STEM Labs for students in elementary school and beyond. We want to help foster a love of problem solving and scientific thinking that can support students throughout their lives. 

clock icon March 9, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

Why Offering STEM Labs K-8 is Crucial

For students in Kindergarten through the 8th grade, getting STEM education early and consistently throughout their education is deeply important. That’s why, at Kid Spark Education we’re happy to offer STEM Labs for students in PreK-8. We want to help foster a love of problem solving and scientific thinking that can support students throughout their lives. Because STEM is such an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to learning, it engages kids in meaningful and collaborative work that mirrors real life.

clock icon February 25, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

5 Key Features of an Engaged Elementary School STEM Classroom

Working with educational institutions all over, at Kid Spark Education, we’re always thrilled to see engaged and thriving elementary school STEM classrooms. That’s because for us, STEM isn't a buzzword— it's a powerful way to nurture students' natural curiosity, build confidence inside the classroom and out, and foster collaborative problem solving. 

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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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