I am student teaching in a class of fourth graders. As a STEM center the teacher has a few Legos and popsicle sticks in pencil pouches. Does anyone have any other, cheap, ways to create a STEM station??
You can include paper towel rolls, index cards, yard, straws, and etc. It really just depends on what the students want to use or what you limit them to use. Let them come up with some materials for engineering their designs.
Good luck and have fun,
I'm wondering what your STEM center looks like. Does it include all STEM fields? If so, how? I would like to get a better idea of what this may look like in a classroom because I'm not sure if I've seen all STEM incorporated in a classroom/center yet. I am current student teaching in a math/science fourth grade class as well. I am interested in teaching math and science, but I feel like I still have a lot to learn. I found this awesome resource that has a ton of materials that I know would be useful in centers and could be good investments because of durability. I hope this helps!
Here it is: https://www.stemfinity.com/STEM-Under-100
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