Integrating STEM education into elementary classrooms is essential in order to build critical thinking skills in young students. STEM learning goes beyond traditional math and science learning to provide a multidimensional, curiosity-focused approach to student learning.
In this blog, you’ll find STEM education suggestions from the AdoptAClassroom.org Marketplace and STEM-focused ways to spend classroom donations you received through our platform.
Sponsors like the PPG Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the leading paint company, make donations through AdoptAClassroom.org to help teachers access STEM supplies that would otherwise be out of reach. AdoptAClassroom.org also provides classroom grants through our STEM Fund to support educators nationwide. Make sure you’re registered with AdoptAClassroom.org to be eligible to receive donations for people and companies interested in supporting STEM.
Free Teacher Leader Resources Now Available!
AdoptAClassroom.org’s Teacher Leaders include educators from across the country who share their expertise and teaching experience with the wider AdoptAClassroom.org educational community. We just launched this program, so you can now access these free resources from fellow educators by logging in to your AdoptAClassroom.org account and clicking over to “teacher resources.” After scrolling down, you’ll see several STEM education resources.
Resources from Teacher Leaders are provided by our Spotlight Funds, which support areas/school subjects of greater need.
Did you know? AdoptAClassroom.org offers grants as part of our STEM Fund to help teachers access STEM resources for their classrooms. Our STEM Fund has funded everything from 3D printer materials for a high school STEM lab to LEGO Education kits for elementary schoolers: Your classroom could be next! Click here to register your classroom and be the first to hear about our grant opportunities.
STEM Education Resources for Elementary Teachers
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AKJ Education’s mission is to reduce the barriers—namely time and money—between you and the best quality supplemental materials for your classroom.
Featured: STEM Graphic Novels
STEM books should be included as part of your classroom library. Students often love the colorful, engaging art of comic books, and this nine-book collection from AKJ Education is the perfect combination of engaging and educational for older elementary school students.
Becker’s School Supplies is a one-stop shop for all of your early learning materials and elementary school needs.
Featured: Magna-Tiles Clear Colors
Magna-Tiles are designed for small hands to create towering towers to test their engineering skills. These are a wonderful tool for self-led exploration. Magna-Tiles also sells arctic, jungle, and safari sets so you can add some cute animals to your collection!
Frey Scientific through School Specialty
Save on the largest selection of school supplies and teacher supplies at School Specialty. To access their selection of scientific materials through Frey Scientific, please click through the AdoptAClassroom.org marketplace to the School Specialty website.
Featured: iRobot Kit
Coding is an important skill for your students to learn what’s behind the technology they’ve been using since birth. iRobot, which teachers can purchase through AdoptAClassroom.org in sets of one, two, or twelve, comes with lessons, activities, and tools to engage your students. The robot can do a variety of activities like drawing, climbing, and glowing that will delight your students when they make the code to do it.
LEGO Education provides a continuum of hands-on STEAM solutions with standards-aligned lessons that are adaptable to the needs of students across all ages and abilities.
Featured: BricQ Motion Essential
It’s impossible to make a list highlighting STEM education for elementary school students without adding something from LEGO Education to the list! This kit allows students to experiment with motion, forces, and other fundamental physics principles through a 524-piece lego supply kit. The kit comes with two 45-minute lesson plans.
Scholastic Classroom Magazines & Scholastic News Magazines cover the latest topics to enhance instruction in math, science, reading, social studies, and more.
Featured: Science Spin
Science Spin from Scholastic comes in two editions, one for second grade and the other for grades 3-6. Science Spin is a great way to add monthly supplementary reading material to your classroom.
Planning to add some of these supplies to your classroom? You can login to start exploring the AdoptAClassroom.org marketplace.