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 31, 2023 user icon Jordani Sarreal

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.

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 August 26, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

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.

clock icon June 14, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

5 Ways STEM Kits Create Engaged Learning in Kindergarten

Getting STEM education as soon as possible is so important for early childhood education. That’s why our Foundational Fluencies STEM kits can be used in Pre-K and Kindergarten. Our Foundational Fluencies Program focuses on helping young students develop important competencies that are prerequisite for a lifetime of STEM learning.

clock icon June 9, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

Using STEM Kits For Elementary School Learning

At Kid Spark Education, we support STEM learning during this important time with our STEM labs through our programming. Through our Foundational Fluencies and STEM Pathways programs, we inspire collaborative learning and a lifelong love of engineering thinking.

clock icon January 7, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

5 Reasons to Bolster Your Classroom’s STEM Math Curriculum

The M in STEM, Mathematics, is absolutely crucial to any school’s STEM program. Just as our programs at Kid Spark Education support engineering, technology, and science, focusing on your school’s STEM math curriculum is paramount for setting up students for success. 

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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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