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FALLing Into STEM Fun

Fall season is the best time to take advantage of the changes incurred by mother nature. This content collection board lists cool ideas for fall STEM activities that your students (of all ages) are sure to love. These unique, and hands-on ideas will also give teachers an opportunity to make lasting impressions on the scientific background behind the materials used and goals of each activity. If you are looking for fun, easy, and cheap activities to try with your students check this board out.
A Collection By Ambar Paulino
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  • 7 Collection Items
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FALLing Into STEM Fun
  • Do it Yourself Weather Vane

    Website
    stevespanglerscience.com
    stevespanglerscience.com
    Ambar Paulino says:
    A short video that teaches users how to create a weather vane. Excellent activities for teachers covering a unit on weather and/or history on weathermen and women. Fun and easy way to engage students using minimal resources.
  • The Pine Cone Experiment

    Website
    mommaowlslab.blogspot.com
    mommaowlslab.blogspot.com
    Ambar Paulino says:
    This easy and free activity encourages young children to find a variety of pine cones. Once pine cones have been collected, students are encouraged to sort them into piles with similar characteristics. Teachers are to help students sort out pine cones based in length, color, open/closed, the trees they were found near by. Excellent lesson plan/activities to introduce students to pine cones, types of fall trees in their neighborhood/state, and maturation process of the cones.
  • What Causes a Thunderstorm?

    Website
    lifewithmoorebabies.blogspot.com
    lifewithmoorebabies.blogspot.com
    Ambar Paulino says:
    Another fun, easy, and free activity that is hands-on and teaches children about thunderstorm. This lesson can be implemented into a larger fall-nature based unit. Children will be fascinated when seeing the reactions which cause the "thunderstorm effect."
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    One activity in a 10-part series of Quick Water Science Activities for children. This simple activity teaches children about measuring water and other fall vegetables. Children are encourages to compare and contract size, types of vegetables, and other sensory factors that make each vegetable different.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A great way to teach young learners the 'scientific method.' According to the website, "this method teaches kids and adults critical thinking and a framework in which to approach any problem, not just ones in science. This fun and easy activity investigates why apples turn brown and what we can do to keep them fresh!
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    Want to watch your young learners be amazed by science? This is the perfect introductory activity to science for young learners. Students are to create their own exploding volcanos by using baking soda and vinegar (easy)!
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This easy and quick science experiment uses very few items and introduces students to the biological sciences. All you would need to conduct this experiment is a bowl, water, and a leaf (or variety of leaves). I highly encourage teachers to go outside and have students pick out their own leaves. Excellent way to help students visualize science!
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BloomBoard Asks:What kid-friendly season appropriate activities have you implemented in your science classroom? Have you tried any outdoors STEM activities?