Chemistry 101 – Acid or Base

I’ve pulled another STEM activity out of my lesson plan files for you this week. This activity gives kids hands on experience in identifying acids and bases. This is my full lesson plan for this class so please excuse the treachery wording. I unfortunately don’t have access to any of the photos that go withContinue reading “Chemistry 101 – Acid or Base”

Cross Linking STEM Activity Slime

This is another one of my students favorite Chemistry classes, making slime. Cross Linking, The Science Behind  Slime  What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the starch (borax powder or boric acid) mixes with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance.  This is called cross linking. The glue isContinue reading “Cross Linking STEM Activity Slime”

Making Something from Nothing Activity

During this time of no school and social distancing, I dove into my STEM enrichment materials to give you an activity that will get your kids creativity flowing and build something from nothing. Below is my lesson plan I wrote for my enrichment. It is part of a bigger class Inventors Workshop so please excuseContinue reading “Making Something from Nothing Activity”

Summer Enrichment Planning

While other teachers are counting down to summer break. I’m ramping up for the Summer Enrichment Program. Don’t get me wrong, I’m counting down to the end of the school year also. The enrichment program is a totally different curriculum than my school year teaching. I get to teach S.T.E.M all day long, four daysContinue reading “Summer Enrichment Planning”