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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Robotics STEM Kits for the Classroom

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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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Introducing STEM Early: 4 Key Skills STEM Kits Teach in Preschool

Preschool is a key time to introduce young learners to the foundational fluencies of science, technology, engineering, and math through STEM kits. That’s because these early years are a crucial time for brain development. As Buchter explains in this reporting by the University of Nevada

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5 Ways STEM Kits Create Engaged Learning in Kindergarten

 

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Benefits of STEM After School Programs

With already packed curriculums, we understand that for many schools it’s difficult to add additional opportunities for STEM into class time. That’s why we’re a big fan of STEM afterschool programs, because they give students opportunities to learn new skills while they socialize with their classmates. 

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Our Elementary and Middle School STEM Programs

At Kid Spark Education we’re proud to offer programs that make it possible for educators in early childhood education to Middle School to teach STEM. Our elementary and middle school STEM programs provide value by helping children to see themselves as critical thinkers and problem solvers, both skills that have countless applications. 

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STEM Activities for Children: Tips for  Homeschooling Parents

After ten years of research on STEM education for preschoolers and elementary students, we've got a lot to say about the importance of block play for young children as well as the importance of STEM mentors. In fact, our research shows that mentors (teachers, parents, grandparents....) aren't simply important—they're critical in helping children feel confident and capable in STEM.

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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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