Math, Writing, Engineering
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
The original STEAM Bins
INCLUDES SPANISH AND FRENCH VERSIONS!!!
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STEAM Bins are an ideal hands-on solution for early finishers, morning work, centers, fine motor practice, indoor recess, teambuilding, calm down centers, Makerspaces, or positive reinforcement of behavior. They are also a creative and developmentally appropriate form of engineering for elementary students.
Listed materials for each STEAM Bin are found in most elementary classrooms or can be borrowed from other teachers, and you may choose which materials that you feel are best for your learning environment. Additional STEAM engineering tools and photos can be added to the EDITABLE STEAM Bin Covers in the separate file. Inexpensive building materials for STEAM Bins can be found at Dollar Tree, Walmart, Target party section, or Target Dollar Spot.
The management of your STEAM Bins is completely up to you, as they can be used during multiple times of your day. “Challenge Yourself” cards are provided to take structures to the next level, allowing students to improve and enhance their structures. Upper grade supplements are also provided to allow for more challenging options
The provided blueprint recording sheets, flipbooks, and writing templates are optional and can be either copied for each student or placed in page protectors for students to draw creations with a dry erase marker. Writing Prompt cards are also provided to allow for literacy extensions.
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
***Separate File: EDITABLE STEAM Bin Cover to add your own photos and materials and EDITABLE task cards***
***Separate File: STEAM Bin poster header and letters
***Separate File: STEAM Version of all materials
Page 3: How to Use
Page 4: Suggested Supplies Checklist
Page 5: Suggested Weekly Routines
Pages 6-7: What Are My Students Learning?
Page 8: Teacher Questions and Prompts
Pages 9-18: 20 STEAM Bin Covers with Labels & Photos
Pages 19-22: 24 Lower Grade STEAM Bin Task Cards
Pages 23-24: 12 3D Shapes Task Cards
Page 25: “Challenge Yourself” extensions
Page 26: Blueprint Recording Sheet
Pages 27-29: Foldable Recording Booklets (My Creations, My Design Process, My Invention)
Page 30: Writing Prompt Cards
Pages 31-34: Writing Extensions (four line types)
Pages 35-39: Upper Grade Task Cards and Written Responses
Page 40: Credits