Elementary Students Explore STEM Concepts Through Hands-On-Minds-On Investigations

By on February 20, 2011 in Hands-On Science Explorations by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education

STEM education, it’s been the buzz acronyms in education for the past several years, and plenty of federal funding is being directed towards bringing STEM education into the classroom. The following photos are from a recent hands-on-minds-on inquiry based STEM program I conducted for elementary students. Students were actively engaged in conducting hands-on-minds-on explorations to investigate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. What’s neat about the explorations seen here, is that they are affordable. Basically it’s bringing STEM into the classroom on a shoestring budget. I also conduct STEM teacher training workshops and institutes, for more information check out my teacher training page on this website.

Students build Roman Arch during STEM class.

Students build Roman Arch during STEM class.

Students build 3-D geometric shapes out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build 3-D geometric shapes out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build geodesic domes out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build geodesic domes out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build geodesic domes out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build bridges out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build 3-D geodesic domes during STEM class.

Students build bridges out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build bridges out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build bridges out of simple materials during STEM class.

Students build bridges out of simple materials during STEM class.

Geodesic dome STEM class.

Students analyze gadgets and take them apart during STEM class.