clock icon July 14, 2023 user icon Jordani Sarreal

How to Support Visual Learners in Elementary School STEM

Supporting visual learners in the elementary classroom is crucial for creating an inclusive and engaging STEM learning environment. By recognizing and implementing strategies that cater to their unique learning style, educators can empower their visual learning students and equip them with confidence around the STEM subjects.

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Engineering Basics for Elementary School Students

How to Introduce STEM Engineering Concepts to Your Elementary Classroom

clock icon April 18, 2023 user icon Kitty Taylor

10 Top Trends in STEM Education to Follow in 2023

As STEM education continues to evolve, we’re tracking the latest trends. As the educational crisis continues, many teachers and other educators across the country are focusing their efforts on engaging students with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

clock icon January 31, 2023 user icon Jordani Sarreal

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

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 October 14, 2022 user icon Jordani Sarreal

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. STEM education is best incorporated as both a convergent and divergent learning experience for students.

clock icon June 28, 2022 user icon Katy Koop

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

During the earliest years, infants and toddlers develop 700 neural connections every second. These biologically driven neurological processes and natural curiosity of how the world works make early childhood an optimal time to introduce children to scientific inquiry.

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.

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Go beyond the buzzword with Kid Spark.

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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