Pi Day Is Coming!

Pi Day Is Coming!

Monday, March 14 (or 3.14) is National Pi Day, when we celebrate that wacky irrational number.  If you are looking for some fun, educational ways to celebrate Pi Day, I’ve collected a bunch of resources on Pinterest.  Click on the image below to check them...
Fifth Grade Catapults

Fifth Grade Catapults

Last week we did one of my favorite STEM projects, the Marshmallow Catapult.  Since it’s close to Halloween, instead of marshmallows, we launched plastic eyeballs from the dollar store!  The kids had a ton of fun, and we had eyeballs flying all over the room....
Math & Art – 3D Symmetry

Math & Art – 3D Symmetry

Looking for a fun and easy math art activity to start the year?  This 3D symmetry project may be just what you need. Materials: Colored paper cut into 3 inch squares (I used colored copy paper) 12×12 construction paper Glue stick First, divide your construction...
Math & Art – Parabolic Curves

Math & Art – Parabolic Curves

Welcome to the new school year!  STEM lab starts up next week, and in the meantime I am test-driving some new lessons.  I recently found a handful of math art activities, and since I’m always looking for ways to tie the arts in and make STEAM, they seemed...