Are you looking to pump up your science curriculum?   An inventors and inventions unit will inspire and motivate even your reluctant learners.  I have everything you need for organizing and beginning your unit! From kindergarten on up, these ideas will energize science education in your classroom!

Thematic Thursday - Inventors and Inventions (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Kids Discover - Inventions - Great resource site, has lesson plans, newsletters, vocabulary, printables, and other themed materials for STEM teachers.

Kids Discover Inventions (It's in my book category, even though it's a magazine.

Inventors and Inventions Close Reads and Activities for Kids: Accompany your projects with aligning comprehension activities.  Inventors Included: Alexander Graham Bell, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, Eli Whitney, George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, Milton Hershey, Benjamin Banneker.

Inventors and Inventions: Passages for STEM

Inventors and Inventions Close Reads and Activities for Kids: Accompany your projects with aligning comprehension activities. Inventors Included: Alexander Graham Bell, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, Eli Whitney, George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, Milton Hershey, Benjamin Banneker.

Create an Inventor Supply Lab with Recycled Materials | STEM Activities for Kids

Create an Inventor Supply Lab with Recycled Materials

DIY gift for creative kid ~ cheap idea that will give them hours of playtime!

DIY gift for creative kid ~ cheap, creative, hours of play!

Spaghetti Marshmallow STEM Challenge to "build the tallest structure possible to support the marshmallows...in 18 minutes."

Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge

Spaghetti Marshmallow STEM Challenge to build the tallest structure possible to support the marshmallows.in 18 minutes.

5 Free Templates - Paper circuits are a creative way to teach electricity & circuits. Perfect #MakerED project for a school or library makerspace.

5 Free Paper Circuit Templates - Paper circuits are great makerspace projects for teaching electricity & circuits. Paper Circuit Tutorial PDF Plus

Magnetic Slime... COOL!! 29 clever activities for kids that adults will actually enjoy doing, too!

29 Of The BEST Crafts & Activities For Kids (Parents love these, too!)

20 Awesome History Books for Kids   Pssssst It’s a Giveaway

20 Awesome History Books for Kids

Toasters, toilets and televisions, computers, cars and chocolate bars, flying machines and even your jeans. All these everyday things and man.

Charlie and the chocolate factory play dough inventions - #kids #playdough

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Play Dough

Last week on Instagram, I posted a picture that started a conversation about the challenges of doing art with kids who have perfectionist tendencies. The issue seemed to resonate with quiet a few moms, so I thought it deserved further discussion. My experience I have 2 kids, and one is a

Making Art Fun For A Perfectionist Kid

Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be, a book by Charlotte Foltz Jones

Need a light? Use potato power! With this science experiment for kids, learn how chemical reactions take place between two dissimilar metals and how to create voltage. This is a classic STEM activity that's sure to please :)

Lesson Chemical Energy: Need a light? Use potato power! With this science experiment for kids, learn how chemical reactions take place between two dissimilar metals and how to create voltage. This is a classic STEM activity that's sure to please :)

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