Black History Month Read Alouds and STEM

What are you teaching your students during the month of February?

Don’t just teach, invite students into a story this month with STEM!

Create a space capsule to bring Apollo astronauts back to earth safely with Katherine Johnson, build an air powered rocket shuttle to launch Mae Jemison into space, invent something new with Lonnie Johnson, learn the power of words with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and code astronauts to the moon with the Hidden Figures!

The following are our top 5 STEM read alouds and activities to engage students in Black History Month.

Make a Valentine's Day Paper Circuit Card

Teach circuits in an engaging way by having students create a Valentine’s Day card that lights up!

Students learn the difference between an open and closed circuit. They also learn how a switch can be used to alternate between an open and closed circuit.

Students will have so much fun they won’t even realize how much they are learning!

Hidden Figures STEM and Coding Activities

Are your finding time to teach social studies?

Finding time for social studies was a struggle for me when I was in the classroom. As a teacher in a testing grade, I felt the pressure to spend the majority of my instructional minutes on math and language arts topics.

It doesn’t have to be this way! Fortunately, I found a way to integrate social studies with my math and language arts lessons through STEM!

Teach about Black History Month and Women’s History Month with STEM activities that incorporate, reading, writing, math, and making!

The Biggest Snowman Ever Build a Snowman STEM Activity

Getting kids to focus during the winter months was always a struggle for me. The cold temperatures made it impossible to go outside, leaving kids with no way to burn off energy. Times like these require extremely engaging lessons to keep students focused and engaged.

Fortunately, I found the secret to keeping students engaged, even during the long winter months…STEM! You too can increase student engagement during the long winter months with a STEM activity like building a snowman using the read-aloud The Biggest Snowman Ever.

Martin Luther King, Jr. STEM and STEAM Activities

Are your finding time to teach social studies?

Finding time for social studies was a struggle for me when I was in the classroom. As a teacher in a testing grade, I felt the pressure to spend the majority of my instructional minutes on math and language arts topics.

It doesn’t have to be this way! Fortunately, I found a way to integrate social studies with my math and language arts lessons through STEM!

Teach about Martin Luther King, Jr. this month with STEM activities that incorporate, reading, writing, math, and making!

Snowflake Bentley STEM Activity (Build a Snowflake)

Getting kids to focus during the winter months was always a struggle for me. The cold temperatures made it impossible to go outside, leaving kids with no way to burn off energy. Times like these require extremely engaging lessons to keep students focused and engaged.

Fortunately, I found the secret to keeping students engaged, even during the long winter months…STEM! You too can increase student engagement during the long winter months with a STEM activity like building a snowflake using the read-aloud Snowflake Bentley.

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