March Madness STEM Activities

March has finally arrived and in just one short week selection Sunday will be upon us and the madness will begin. Unfortunately, the madness that I am referring to does not just apply to basketball. 

After being cooped up inside during the winter months, the warmer weather seems to trigger some kind of alarm that tends to set students off.  Students in the upper grades are also on edge due to standardized testing.

Why not give your students a break and allow them to embrace the madness? Allow students to use their creativity and problem solving skills with these March Madness inspired STEM ideas!

March STEM: Three St. Patrick's Day Themed Challenges

March is just around the corner and for some teachers it may have you excited as you look forward to Spring Break! On the other hand, if you teach in the upper grades, as I do, March may bring on all kinds of nervous anticipation as you look forward to preparing for state testing.

No matter which boat you are in as an educator be sure to take some time to encourage your students to create and explore this month. As a teacher I have found that the best way to do this is through STEM! The following are some ideas to help get you started.