STEM Education

Explore all aspects of STEM education with articles from MakeCrate.  Jobs in STEM are expected to grow faster than jobs in all other categories in the next decade.  STEM education is changing quickly to meet this growing need. We’ll track the trends and provide insights. We explore a wide variety of topics, including lesson planning for the classroom, building a makerspace, and bringing STEM into your homeschool. 

STEM Project Based Learning Outcomes

Project-based learning is where students gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to authentic, engaging, and complex questions, problems or challenges. It’s a teaching method you’ll often find in classrooms, homeschools...

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$5 STEM Fun!

STEM is for everyone! And it doesn't take too long or too much money for your kiddos (or you!) to learn essential skills in science and engineering. We pulled together three projects that don't take too much time or cash - and...

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5 ways to get tech into your homeschool classroom

Take a Field Trip Take virtual field trips to the cultures, times and places you’re learning about in your current curriculum. Have students do independent research on a home computer, compiling photos and information, and maybe even have...

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Making Screentime Productive

Making Screentime Productive There are lots of articles that discuss why screen time is bad for kids, and explain how much screen time is good for kids, as well as tools for limiting it. Out-of-school time creates more time for parents...

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Taking STEM on the Road

Taking STEM on the Road Are you hitting the road this summer? Road trips are a mainstay of summer time!  Traveling to new destinations, combined with lots of time in the car, allow for lots of opportunities to keep minds active and...

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Summer STEM Fun!

Summer has arrived, and somehow everyone’s already bored or sucked inside of a television. Panic has set in and you’re wondering how to keep little minds learning, growing and occupying themselves with constructive creativity. Well,...

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What is a Maker?

We talk a lot about “makers” at MakeCrate, and if you’ve been wondering what a “maker” is, it’s time to learn all about Maker Culture! Definition: A maker is a person (or thing) that makes or produces something. When we talk about makers,...

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5 Great STEM Activities for Outdoors

5 Great STEM Activities for OutdoorsSpring is here!  The beautiful weather calls us outside, and creates the perfect opportunity to bring learning outdoors. Check out these ideas to encourage STEM learning while taking...

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STEM Lesson Plans: Coding and Engineering

STEM Lesson Plans: Coding and EngineeringBring engineering and coding to your classroom with our free downloadable lesson plans!STEM skills like coding, engineering, and robotics are important for all kids as they prepare for the future. ...

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