Instagram viewer and editor
vivifystem

@vivifystem / Vivify STEM Education

Photos and videos by vivifystem

Is it freezing where you are? It was 7*F here in Texas this morning! We took advantage of the weather and set cups of water outside last night. After discussing the freezing point of water and the outside temperature this morning, we hypothesized that our water cups would be frozen! They were! . We brought them inside and brainstormed ways to return the ice to liquid water! Adding hot water would work, but what if we just wanted one spot to melt? . You probably know that salt melts ice, but do you know why? Basically, it lowers the freezing point. Really lots of substances would work, like sugar, but those that produce the most particles when dissolved work best! The salt dissolved into ions that fit between the water molecules and prevent them from forming into a solid. . Try out different substances to see what melts ice the fastest or put them back in the cold to see which substances remain frozen below freezing! Carve ice with salt and toothpicks! . . #stem #winter #ice #science #winterstem #homeschool #prek #iteachstem #snowday #teachersofinstagram
Advertisement
New on our blog! Looking to spruce up your STEM space? Or ways to spend grant money? Read about our top picks and tips and learn about what things to avoid— (link in profile) http://www.vivifystem.com/blog/2018/1/13/must-haves-for-a-stem-lab . . . #stem #stemeducation #makers #makerspace #iteachstem #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #engineering #homeschool #science #robotics #momswhocode
Advertisement
A great STEM inspired book I found at the library! It talks about a cow who loves to do science and engineering. My kids love it and it is a great read aloud to follow with a discussion on how we can use our brains and creative skills to help people. Raise problem solvers and people lovers! (Affiliate link in profile) . http://amzn.to/2FATJ83 . #includeandinspire #stem #stemeducation #stemreads #books #homeschool
Advertisement
It may be freezing outside, but we are dreaming of spring! I know you are working hard to boost your kid’s learning experience this year, so don’t let them lose momentum over spring break! Spring STEM Challenges is a package of a full week of STEM activities for your kids to do at home. Find out more in our TpT store (link in profile) STEM Spring Challenges! (Spring Break & Easter Activities) by Vivify STEM on Teachers Pay Teachers https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/STEM-Spring-Challenges-Spring-Break-Easter-Activities-2456813 . . . #stem #springbreak #easter #stemeducation #homeschool #teachersofinstagram #teacherspayteachers #engineering #math #science #tpt #teacherspayteachers
Any teacher friends joining us at the Space Exploration Educators Conference this year? We’ve had a blast at SEEC in the past— learning how to get kids excited and inspired about all things space and STEM @nasa ! Let us know if you will be there and we’d love to meet you. . . . . #seec #seec2018 #nasa #stem #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteachstem #iteachtoo #nasajohnson #spacecenterhouston #space
On Thursdays we code! What is your favorite way to practice coding skills with your kids? Today I introduced OSMO with the Adventures with Awbie game. So far, it is a hit with my preK’er! I’m impressed with how fast she is understanding how to build a program with the coding tiles. We will follow up this game with some unplugged “code mom” games where she will have to give me a list of commands to direct me in getting her a snack 😄. . . . #momscancode #girlswhocode #stem #prek #teachersofinstagram #osmo #homeschool #momswhocode
Many kids, especially girls, check out of STEM early because of their anxiety with math. Proficiency in any subject takes time. Encourage them to be curious, learn what they love, and the skills will follow their passion! . . #mondaymotivation #stem #stemeducation #iteachstem #science #engineering #math #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
When you find your logo on a mind-focusing walk! What is inspiring you today? #motivation #2018 #newyear #stem
This may be the coolest book ever! If you are looking for a good screen-free gift for big kid STEMists, this is it. (*amazon affiliate* Link in profile) http://amzn.to/2CvRm7C . . . #giftideas #stem #stembooks #planets #goodreads #stemeducation #engineering #homeschool
Happy new year, friends! We are beginning the year now as Vivify LLC with big plans to bring more quality STEM education resources to reach an even bigger audience! We hope that every child has a chance to fall in love with STEM! . If you haven’t had the chance to get to know us yet, here is our quick 10 :1️⃣Vivify is a two-woman team— Natasha & Claire 2️⃣We met in college at Texas A&M where we both studied Aerospace Engineering 3️⃣ we’ve worked everywhere from the Department of Defense, Boeing ✈️ , and Air Tractor to NASA 🚀 4️⃣Natasha currently works as the STEM project director at a nonprofit and runs an after school space-themed STEM club 🌙 5️⃣Claire is a work-from-home mom of 2 girls 👩‍👧‍👧 and the director of a museum 6️⃣ Natasha is Greek. OPA! 7️⃣ Claire has a serious chocolate addiction 🍫 8️⃣ Natasha has a pug named Monkey 🐒 🐶 9️⃣ We obviously share a passion for STEM education 😃🔟 We love helping others and making new friends— so tell us about you? What are you looking forward to this year? What STEM education question do you have?
From our families to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄. . #vivifystem #christmas #stem
Oops, you forgot to pick up something for your relative/neighbor/friend’s kid? The gift you bought for a child has yet to arrive? Or maybe you want a unique gift that keeps giving all winter? We’ve got your back! . Win big with our favorite Christmas STEM - science, engineering, and math challenges! These Winter STEM activities are straightforward and accessible to students of all levels with little or no supplies needed. Get them up, outside, and exploring the world! Kids will pop frozen bubbles, make fake snow, build a catapult, create a wrapping paper bridge, and much more! (Link in profile) Winter STEM Challenge Calendar: Fun with Math, Science, and Engineering by Vivify STEM on Teachers Pay Teachers https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Winter-STEM-Challenge-Calendar-Fun-with-Math-Science-and-Engineering-1576394 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Winter-STEM-Challenge-Calendar-Fun-with-Math-Science-and-Engineering-1576394 . . The daily activities incorporate math concepts, scientific thinking, critical thinking, communication, creativity, and real-world problem solving. Recommended for upper elementary and middle school grades, and students can easily apply skills applicable to their level. . . **Calendar includes December 2017 - January 2018 and the same two months of activities with no title or dates** . . #stem #christmas #lastminutegifts #lastminuteshopping #winter #stemeducation #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #tpt #teacherspayteachers #holidays #science #engineering #homeschool #activitiesforkids #stemforkids #teacher #merrychristmas
Elf on the shelf zip line adventure is going down at our house! Any age can get involved! See how you can use it in your classroom with the engineering design process and math problems for middle school here: bit.ly/Vivifytpt (Link in profile) . . #stem #christmas #elfontheshelf #homeschool #tpt #teachersfollowteachers #engineering #teachersofinstagram
What STEM current event or learning subject was the most exciting this year for your kids? Have them create an ornament to memorialize it! This is also a great way to end a unit and remember key concepts every Christmas 😁. I received this solar eclipse ornament as a gift, and the solar eclipse was definitely one of my favorite events this year! . . . #stem #stemeducation #science #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #christmas #stemforkids #ornamentcraft #homeschool #engineering
Move over, snowflakes! ❄️ We are making rows of Christmas trees 🎄 to add to our decor and talk about symmetry! . . . #stem #prek #iteachstem #christmastree #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #homeschool #kinder #iteach1st #christmas
Has your Elf on the Shelf made it off the shelf via zipline or sled yet? Both of these challenges walk students through the engineering design process in an exciting mission. These two popular projects have just been updated! Math extension problems are now provided in customary and metric units and a grading rubric is included for the EDP. Check them out in our TpT store, or redownload for the latest update! bit.ly/Vivifytpt (link in profile). . . #stem #elfontheshelf #elf #stemeducation #winter #christmas #teachersfollowteachers #tpt #teachersofinstagram #engineering #science #homeschool #iteachelementary #iteachmiddleschool #math #teacherspayteachers #iteach5th #iteach6th #iteach7th #iteach8th #iteach9th
What’s not to love about making paper snowflakes ❄️? Talk about symmetry or even fractions (of a pie)! . Also make different ones then drop them from above your head to see which ones are slower or faster to fall to see he ground. Discuss how objects all fall at the same rate EXCEPT when there is air resistance (drag!) and that is what makes certain snowflakes fall faster or slower. Can you make one with high air resistance? Relatively low air resistance? . Show us your designs and findings using #vivifysnowflakes ! . . . #STEM #snowflake #winter #winterstem #stemeducation #science #physics #christmas #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teacher #iteachstem #prek #kinder #iteachelementary #homeschool
We made these sciencey snow globes today! Glue a Christmas village tree to the lid of a jar then attach ultraviolet sensitive beads to the tree as ornaments (use hot glue to secure). Then add glitter and water to the jar. Screw on the lid and seal with glue. Flip it over and set it in the sun for a fun, color-changing, and festive decoration! . . . #stem #science #christmas #snowglobe #homeschool #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig
Birthday gift from a great friend who knows me too well 🙌🏻🎉!!! . Who has a good sphero mini activity to do with your kids? . #givemeallthechocolate @sphero #stem #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo @mmschocolate #homeschool #spheromini #robot
Great winter break gift—> Winter Break STEM Activity Calendar! Two months of daily challenges focusing on science, technology, engineering, math, and critical thinking skills! Find it in our store on sale today bit.ly/Vivifytpt (Link in profile). . This product is getting updated tonight! So if you already own it, redownload tomorrow! . . . . #stem #christmas #winterbreak #christmasgifts #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #tpt #teachersfollowteachers #homeschool #engineering #teacher
Shop the Cyber Monday sale tomorrow and Tuesday on TpT and save up to 25% using code CYBER17. Visit our store bit.ly/Vivifytpt (Link in profile) and save on Elf on the Shelf Engineering design challenges! Help your elf (or other object) off the shelf and practice team work and critical thinking skills with challenges sure to make your kids jolly. 🎄 . . . #stem #elfontheshelf #elfontheshelfideas #christmasstem #cybermonday #tpt #teacherspayteachers #tptcybersale #homeschool #engineering #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #science