The STEM laboratory is a website that offers a great array of different STEM activities for your students from Preschool to 2nd grade. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The goal of STEM activities is to teach these subjects in a fun way for kids. On the website, you can find activities such as “Popsicle catapults”, “jellybean-toothpick-structures”, “pumpkin volcanoes” and “smartphone projectors”. Basically, all the activities that are introduced on the website sound like a lot of fun and I am eager to recreate them. I can definitely see myself using several of the experiments in the classroom, because it is an engaging and fun way to teach stereotypical “dry” topics such as math or engineering.
The website is run by several teachers and homeschooling moms, who contribute to the website with their own experiences that they gathered in the classroom or at home. Many of the authors also participate on another website called Playdough to Plato, where you can also find STEM activities, as well as activities for other subjects such as writing or reading.
So, while I start buying and gathering all the materials that I need to run my next STEM experiments, you should take a look at this website.