The 50 STEM Labs Series is all about increasing the level of fun while teaching engineering. In this latest volume, the 50 STEM Labs are all based around holiday and season themes. Add a bit of holiday cheer to your STEM lessons and STEAM activities for holidays and occasions like:
One of the things that seems to stop a lot of teachers and parents from doing STEM at home is the misconception that science projects are expensive to do. This is occasionally true, but most projects I design can be done on the cheap, and they are no less valuable in terms of learning than projects that require expensive materials. In fact, I find that a lot of expensive projects tend to be flashier and more for show than for actual learning.
I wanted to make a list of common items that I love to use in a lot of my projects, things that are easily accessible and cheap. They're things you might already have at home or in your office/classroom, or they are things you can easily get at a dollar store. Dollar Tree is amazing for projects!
In no particular order, here's a great list of 25 cheap and common STEM materials:
This list could easily be expanded to 100 or more items! Dig around your office, home, or dollar store to see what you can find to put together a STEM project today!
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