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  • Engineering
  • Coding
  • Life Science
  • STEM Careers
  • STEM + Lit
  • Electricity
  • Projects
  • Posters and more!!!  

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STEM Journal for ANY Challenge (Printable, Google Slides, and Seesaw)

by Brooke Brown – Teach Outside the Box

Grades 2-6


This file contains a both Digital Google Slides and Seesaw STEM Journals and a printable STEM journal (full page and half page versions) that can be adapted to any STEM Challenge! A Full STEAM version for Google Slides is included.

STEM/STEAM Journals include space for students to record the Engineering Design Process as well as Self-Check-up and Teacher Check-up Rubrics. Please view the preview to see specific components.

Includes the Following in both STEM and STEAM Versions:

  • Pages 3-4: Digital Google Slides STEM Journal instructions
  • Page 5: Engineering Design Process Poster
  • Pages 6-12: PRINTABLE STEM Journal (full pages)
  • Pages 13-16: PRINTABLE STEM Journal (half page booklets)
  • Separate file: Seesaw STEM Journal


‚áíTerms of Use

©Brooke Brown, LLC at Teach Outside the Box

By purchasing and/or downloading this electronic file, you agree to the terms of use as stated below. For personal use/single classroom use only. No part of this document may be distributed, posted on the internet, copied, sold, or edited without direct permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Act. To purchase additional sharing licenses, please visit my store. All contents of this document are under copyright protection including all text, graphics, contents, and fonts. All graphics and fonts are also protected by copyright from their original author/artist.

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Digital STEM Choice Board Bundle

by Vivify STEM

Grades 2nd – 8th


Bring real-world STEM careers and real-world connections through digital STEM choice boards! A fun, engaging, and low-prep activity, this bundle is perfect as an exploration activity, backup plan, or for a substitute teacher! Great for end-of-year STEM!

What is a STEM choice board?

A choice board is a graphic organizer that allows students to choose from different activities from a central theme. Teachers may have students choose one of the 4 activities or complete the entire set for multiple days of learning. These are a great way to bring real-world and career connections to your STEM classroom!

Choice Board 1: Space Mission

The STEM Space Mission choice board explores the following NASA missions:

  • Perseverance Mars Rover
  • International Space Station
  • Parker Solar Probe
  • James Webb Telescope

Choice Board 2: Virtual Field Trip

Go on a virtual field trip to the following locations that include a website, read-aloud book, and video:

  • Coral Reef
  • The International Space Station
  • The World of Coding
  • A Wind Farm

Choice Board 3: STEM Careers

Students explore the following careers including watching a conversation with a real STEM professional plus exploring a career website:

  • Astronaut
  • Astronomer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Biological Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer

Included in each choice board product:

  • Digital choice board with links to videos and websites
  • Editable student reflection journals with multiple versions for differentiation


To see reviews and a full preview, check out the resource listing on TPT.

Makerspace Posters: Procedures, Jobs, Design Process, and Maker Mindset

by Trina Deboree Teaching and Learning

Grades K-5th


MakerSpace posters contain posters for procedures, jobs, design process, and maker mindset. These makerspace signs are a perfect addition to the elementary school classroom, homeschool classroom or library. Now that you have created your makerspace, it is critical to the success of your space to have procedures in place. This resource gives you just that!

Included In This Product

  • MakerSpace Resource List with links to information on MakerSpace
  • Makerspace Procedures (With editable link included) for safety, supplies, and tools, three before me, damage control, and team agreements
  • Signs for Broken Tools and Recycling
  • Makerspace Mindset Posters
  • Engineering Design Process Posters
  • Makerspace Quote from Andrea Beaty
  • Daily Procedures for Using Space- Open Exploration, Workshop, and Challenge Day
  • Makerspace Jobs/Roles
  • MakerSpace Essential Questions for K-2 and 3-5
  • MakerSpace Exit Tickets- 4 options
  • Information on MakerSpace Moments in Literature


Terms of Use

Copyright © Trina Deboree. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.


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Quick Build STEM Center Activities Classics Bundle

by Kerry Tracy | Feel-Good Teaching

Grades 3rd-6th


Quick Build STEM Activities are the perfect addition to any classroom. Teachers who are limited on time will love using these simple STEM activities in centers, makerspaces, choice boards and more!

A quick build in STEM is like a quick write in ELA: Students will not go all the way through the engineering design process; instead, they will choose a challenge and quickly ‚Äúdraft‚ÄĚ a design to build. The focus of these activities is primarily on the build. Reflection questions are also provided for those who want to add a little analysis after the build.

Quick Build STEM Challenges:

  • Are quick & easy to implement (~15-20 minutes)
  • Use 5 or fewer simple materials
  • Emphasize problem-solving & critical thinking
  • Focus on two or more STEM strands (science, technology, engineering, math)
  • Have built-in self differentiation; students choose between two options for each challenge
  • Have editable student pages so you can make any changes needed for your students

Note: Quick Build STEM activities are best completed individually or in student pairs.


Included in This Resource

  • Nine (9) Quick Build STEM Challenges The themes are Towers, Bridges, and Boats, and there are three STEM Activities for each theme:
    • On Shaky Ground
    • Tricky Terrain
    • Skyscraper
    • Paper Bag Bridge
    • Brawny Bridge
    • Rainbow Bridge
    • Land Sailing (no water needed)
    • Anchors Aweigh (no water needed)
    • Rough Water Raft (no water needed)
  • Two (2) Options Per Challenge because student choice increases engagement and allows them to self-differentiate
  • Two (2) EDITABLE Student Handouts for each quick build to record & reflect on their designs
  • Two (2) Build Options with each quick build STEM challenge for self-differentiation
  • Teacher Notes & Tips
  • Labels, Instructions & Materials Lists to set up activities in bins or folders


Ways to Use This Resource

  • Makerspaces
  • STEM Centers
  • Sub days
  • Choice boards
  • Early finishers
  • Homework
  • STEM nights
  • Grab bag challenges (Place all materials inside a brown paper bag. Students grab a mystery bag and design for the challenge they find inside.)
  • For parents waiting for teacher conferences, Open House, Back to School Night, etc.


To see reviews and a full preview, check out the resource listing on TPT.

Classroom Career Wall

by Elementary Edventure Store

Grades 1st – 6th


Open your students’ eyes to countless career pathways. As you move through your curriculum, introduce students to related careers. The Classroom Career Wall will help your students keep track of the roles they have taken on as they learn new things during the school year.

What is included?

42 science-related careers and counting:

  • aerospace engineer
  • anesthesiologist
  • archeologist
  • architect
  • astronomer
  • audiologist
  • biochemist
  • biologist
  • biomedical engineer
  • botanist
  • chemical engineer
  • chemist
  • civil engineer
  • cytotechnologist
  • data scientist
  • ecologist
  • energy engineer
  • entomologist
  • environmental scientist
  • food scientist
  • forensic scientist
  • forest pathologist
  • geneticist
  • geoscientist
  • marine biologist
  • mathematician
  • meteorologist
  • microbiologist
  • oceanographer
  • optometrist
  • paleontologist
  • pathologist
  • pharmacologist
  • pharmacist
  • physician
  • physicist
  • seismologist
  • soil and water conservationist
  • surveyor
  • veterinarian


  • carcinologist
  • cardiologist
  • carpologist
  • cetologist
  • dentist
  • dermatologist
  • geologist
  • hydrologist
  • horticulturalist
  • herpetologist
  • ichthyologist
  • lepidopterist
  • ornithologist
  • otolaryngologist
  • speleologist
  • volcanologist


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Coding Vocab Digital Breakout: Bug and Debug

by Brittany Washburn

Grades 4th-7th


Using technology and problem solving skills, students decipher codes and complete activities to learn Coding Vocabulary on the topic of Bugging and Debugging. The activities are housed in a Google Slides file and students enter their codes into a locked Google Form. If you’ve been wanting to try an escape room or digital breakout with your students, this is a great place to start.

Resource Format

  • This activity can be done in Google Slides or PowerPoint, so it is flexible to meet your technology needs.

Resource Includes:

  • There are 6¬†codes to find¬†and they require a mix of technology skills, so this makes a great partner or small group activity.
  • Students learn about and practice making decisions about Bugs and Debugging in coding.
  • Something that makes this digital breakout unique is that it also includes a reading passage with vocabulary on the topic, making it very relevant to today’s students. The reading passage is on a 4th grade level.

Info for the teacher to consider:

  • Most groups should be able to complete it in 30-45 minutes.
  • If this is your first digital breakout then I recommend solving the puzzles as a whole group activity.
  • The hints are meant to be used! Most puzzles can’t be solved without taking the hint. It is designed this way on purpose.
  • With this resource you will receive a link to a Google Slides file. From there you can share your copy of the Slides file with your students, or download it as a PowerPoint file to share that way.


Copyright Brittany Washburn. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this file are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. See product file for clip art and font credits.


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Bird Beak STEM Activities and Pollination STEM Challenge

by Meredith Anderson – Momgineer

Grades 2nd-5th


Get ready for a STEM adventure with Beth the budding ornithologist! Students will choose which challenges Beth should try as she watches birds. Students will learn about pollination, bird beaks and feeding behaviors, and other fun facts about various birds. Based on their choices, they will encounter different STEM challenges.

Materials Needed: In addition to containers of water, you can use any materials you have, but I recommend index cards, tape, paper, pompoms, pipe cleaners, gummy candies, and pencils. Optional but nice-to have materials are twigs and sticks, feathers, and yarn.

Please note: if you are doing this with 2nd grade, you may need to read the story aloud with them.

NGSS Alignment: This resource supports the following NGSS standards:

2-LS2-2. (pollinating and pollination)

2-LS4-1. (compare animals)

K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3

What You’ll Get

  • Instructions and sample images
  • 12-page story book to guide your students through the engineering design process. The adventure storybook will have students complete three STEM challenges. One follow up challenge is also provided.
  • Possible STEM Challenges include: hummingbird tongue/eating, pollinator, wading bird exploration (stabbing beak, filtering beak), and nest. The follow-up challenge includes a paddle challenge that explores the differences between webbed and unwebbed feet.
  • Follow up printable – pollination fill in the blank page with labeled flower parts
  • Follow up printable – reflection page about the challenge
  • Follow up printables – bird beaks matching bird beaks based on clues, and Venn diagram to compare birds
  • Rubric
  • Certificate of completion
  • Cards to label optional stations


Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.


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Frisbee STEM Activity with History & Literature Connection

by Lisa Taylor Teaching the Stars

Grades 3rd – 5th


Are you looking for fun STEM activities that your students will enjoy? I have the one for you! It connects to the books Flip! How the Frisbee Took Flight by Margaret Muirhead. Flying Disc STEM Challenge will give students the opportunity to research the invention of the Frisbee as they experiment with many important science concepts. Students will compare entrepreneurs and inventors. Your students will love designing, creating, and engineering. Students will problem solve and think critically as they complete their challenges.

Included in this packet:

  • Teacher Pages
  • Lesson Plans (Day 1-5)
  • Next Generation Standards and Common Core with Material List
  • Website and Resources
  • Inventor and Entrepreneur T-chart (sort cards)
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Design a Flying Disc
  • Frisbee Research and Writing Pages
  • Flip! How the Frisbee Took Flight Flip book
  • 4 Different Flying Discs Experiments
  • Engineering Design Page


To see reviews and a full preview, check out the resource listing on TPT.

Animal Adaptations Read and Build Bundle

by Teachers are Terrific

Grades 3rd-5th


This fabulous bundle of two resources is a great way to tackle a STEM activity. Students will read about adaptations and complete comprehension activities during your reading block. Add a little STEM Challenge to the mix and your students will definitely ask for more of these combinations!

NOTE: This bundle comes with two resources:

  • Animal Adaptations Print and Read
  • Animal Adaptations Easy-Prep Challenge

1. Animal Adaptations Print and Read

  • This Print & Read resource features upper 3rd to 5th-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, comparing examples to passages, listing examples, and basic reading comprehension questions.
  • The set also makes use of nonfiction text features. You will find bulleted lists, bold print words, parentheses, titles, subtitles, Venn diagrams, illustrations, and labels used in the reading passages or worksheets.
  • The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging. The reading selections are about animal adaptations, how animals use camouflage and mimicry, learned and instinctive adaptations, and how humans can protect endangered animals.
  • A magazine mock-up article page is included that has 3 more reading selections. There is a comprehension question page for the newspaper set and 2 graphic organizers. The newspaper articles are about unusual adaptations, camouflage and mimicry, and herpetologists.
  • All answer keys are provided. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

2. Animal Adaptations Easy-Prep Challenge

Here’s a perfect STEM challenge to use at the end of your study of Animal Adaptations. Students will build a three-dimensional model of an animal of their choice and showcase its adaptation. This is a great learning experience for everyone.

The STEM Challenge specifically contains:

  • Cover sheet
  • Teacher Background
  • 2 pages of Teacher Directions
  • Set of Criteria cards for students (in 2 versions)
  • Lab Sheet with answer samples
  • 2 pages of photos
  • Scoring rubric
  • Terms of Use

All forms are provided in an editable format!


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Landform Science and STEM Pack

by Science School Yard

Grades 2nd – 5th


Make learning about geography hands on as well as integrated into writing with this landforms science and STEM pack! Your students will have the opportunity to explore the concepts of landforms as well as habitats as they play games, utilize QR codes, take quizzes, build habitats that include physical landforms on Earth and so much more! Learning about landforms and bodies of water can be so much fun!

In this pack you will find the following activities (activities have the plans with them):

1. Landform QR Codes and Quiz

2. Landform cards with vocabulary cards and forms for self-created vocabulary cards for interactive notebooks

3. Landform Quiz

4. Hands on Landform Building (sand and water buckets)

5. Landform Research with colored cards

6. Landform STEM including Lego Land ‚Äúforms‚ÄĚ, Triorama Habitats, Tray Habitats

7. Landform Brochure

8. Landform colored paper land and water review


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Electricity STEM Activities

by The Owl Teacher

Grades 3rd – 6th


This electricity STEM Challenge is a hands-on investigation of series and parallel circuits that encourages application of what students know about current electricity while they design and create light-up vests for road crew workers.

In this activity, students will work through the engineering process by brainstorming, planning, designing, and carrying out their plans to design a light-up vest for road crew workers who work at night. The vests need to light up with both a series circuit and a parallel circuit. Since it is a STEM challenge, students will test their designs, reflect, and possibly have to rework them.

This STEM Challenge Covers:

‚úď Current electricity

‚úď Making closed, complete circuits

‚úď The components of current electricity (battery cell, wires, resistor/bulb)

‚úď Series circuit

‚úď Parallel circuit

‚úď The engineering process


With This STEM Challenge, You’ll Get:

‚úď Non-fiction reading piece to help build the background knowledge of the teacher and/or the student

‚úď Engaging introduction to the STEM activity and problem

‚úď Higher level thinking, problem solving skills, and cooperative learning

‚úď Troubleshooting tips, extension ideas, and other helpful hints to make this smooth

‚úď Practice sheet (printable sort)

‚úď Anchor chart

‚úď Detailed teacher information

‚úď Reflection questions and grading rubric

.… and so much more!

Materials Used

‚ÄĘ large brown grocery bag

‚ÄĘ button batteries

‚ÄĘ copper tape

‚ÄĘ electrical tape

‚ÄĘ LED bulbs

‚ÄĘ markers

‚ÄĘ scissors

Most of these materials are linked, in the product, to where I purchased them on Amazon for relatively inexpensive prices in large quantities.


How You Can Use This Unit:

‚úď Broken up over several days

‚úď As a supplement to an already established program

‚úď Science centers

‚úď Whole group, small group, partners, or individual work

‚úď Enrichment activities


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Plant Adaptations STEM Activity

by Get Caught Engineering – STEM for Kids

Grades 3rd – 5th


Have your students engineer adaptations for a plant they invent for a biome!

STEM and Plant Adaptions provides a great way to integrate engineering into a unit on adaptations, biology, and nature studies.

This STEM activity is a fun hands-on lesson that can be used to review and apply concepts from a teacher’s previously taught lesson on plant adaptations and habitats. Perfect for centers, review time, the regular classroom and STEM specialists!

This hands-on unit includes:

  • Teacher notes
  • Student guides
  • Five biome information cards
    • tundra
    • tropical rain forest
    • desert
    • prairie grasslands
    • oceans and lakes
  • Inquiry questions
  • Group role cards
  • Vocabulary list
  • Rubric
  • Engineering Design Process Poster
  • A list of easy to find materials

This integrated unit supports our other popular STEM and Animal Physical Adaptation packet. It provides a great way to integrate engineering into a unit adaptations, biology, and nature studies.


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You’ll find the best-fit grade levels indicated in the description dropdown menu above and listed below. That said, many of these resources can be used with additional grade levels as well. To learn more about each resource, click the link inside each description in the Resource Descriptions section of this page.

 Author  Resource  Best-Fit
 Brooke Brown РTeach Outside the Box  STEM Bins Storyboards  K-3
 Science School Yard  STEM Itsy Bitsy Spider  K-3
 Trina Deboree Teaching and Learning  Makerspace Posters: Procedures, Jobs, Design Process, and Maker Mindset  K-5
 Elementary Edventure Store  Classroom Career Wall  K-6
 Trina Deboree Teaching and Learning  Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety Lesson Plans and Activities for 2nd Grade  2nd
 Elementary Edventure Store  Teaching With Tech: Food Chains  2-4
 Science School Yard  Landform Science and STEM  2-5
 Meredith Anderson РMomgineer  Bird Beak STEM Activities and Pollination STEM Challenge  2-5
 Blue Sky Designs by Mrs T  STEM Build a Table Challenge  2-5
 Brooke Brown РTeach Outside the Box  STEM Journal for ANY Challenge  2-6
 Meredith Anderson РMomgineer  Useful STEM for the Classroom  2-8
 Vivify STEM  Digital STEM Choice Board Bundle  2-8
 Brittany Washburn  Coding in Science РBody Systems  3-5
 Teachers are Terrific  Basketball Goals  3-5
 The Owl Teacher  STEM Science Careers Reading Passages  3-5
 Teachers are Terrific  Animal Adaptations Read and Build Bundle  3-5
 Get Caught Engineering РSTEM for Kids  Plant Adaptations STEM ActivityElectricity STEM Activities  3-5
 Get Caught Enginering РSTEM for Kids  STEM and Stories: The Astronaut who Painted the Moon  3-5
 The Owl Teacher  Electricity STEM Activities  3-6
 Lisa Taylor Teaching the Stars  STEM State Floats  3-6
 Lisa Taylor Teaching the Stars  STEM Frisbee History and Challenge  3-6
 Kerry Tracy | Feel-Good Teaching  Quick Build STEM Center Activities Classics Bundle  3-6
 Kerry Tracy | Feel-Good Teaching  Snow Scoop STEM Challenge & Winter STEM Improv  3-6
 Brittany Washburn  Coding Vocab Digital Breakout: Bug and Debug  4-7
 Vivify STEM  Hologram Structure STEM Challenge: Design the future!  5-9
 Blue Sky Designs by Mrs T  Watercolor Teacher Planner  All

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