Jumbo DIY Volcano – Group STEAM Activity

Here is a super fun DIY Volcano activity that you can incorporate to a Dinosaur theme event, STEM program or even camp, which uses brown and red acrylic paints as well as red liquid watercolors and some basic household supplies. … Read More



Tips to Start a STEM Program in the Classroom

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Educators are linking the term to curriculum and learning opportunities for today’s students. This is becoming a significant focus because, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM … Read More



Coding Activities for Students – Hour of Code

Four years ago I became the Library Media Specialist at Jack Jackter Intermediate School in Colchester, Connecticut and am lucky enough to be paired with Kim Hebb, a technology resource teacher. Together we focus on teaching grades 3, 4, and … Read More


The Architect – Grades K-5 Warm Up PE Activity

My name is Ryan Lucas, Pre-K – 5th grade physical education teacher at Bemus Point Elementary School in NY. Today I will be sharing an activity I created and titled “The Architect.” This activity provides a visual representation of what teamwork and collaboration … Read More




Makerspace & STEAM Activities for Educators

S&S had the opportunity to be a part of the Maker Meetup at Jack Jackter Intermediate School in Colchester, CT. Barbara Johnson, the Library Media Specialist, hosted school librarians and other educators from across the state looking for makerspace ideas … Read More


STEAM Educational Activities – Learning with LEGO

Our respresentative from LEGO® came to S&S for a workshop to feature the new LEGO® STEAM Park set. In this workshop, our team learned concepts related to STEAM and Makerspace, and the importance of incorporating these activities into your classroom or afterschool program. LEGO … Read More