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. 

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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5 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day is Thursday, March 14! Check out our History of Pi article, and celebrate the day with these great activities: Make a Pi bracelet! Buy small beads in 10 colors, and some string.  Let each color represent the digits from 0 to 9....

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Get Kids Coding for Free

Learning to code teaches kids valuable skills. Kids who learn to code will be prepared with the tools they need for the jobs of the future, while they hone their creative thinking skills and learn persistence, systematic reasoning, and...

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Free coding and engineering course

Free Coding and Engineering Course!Engineering and coding skills are invaluable for kids today, and our free course is a great way to get them started learning. Looking to learn how to build electronics and write code? Already...

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Why Kids Should Learn to Code

Most Americans love their laptops, tablets, and smart phones, but according to a recent study by the  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  few Americans know much about how their favorite technologies work. When...

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