All the STEMAZing Workshops

STEMAZing Workshops provide teachers with a wide variety of resources to use in their classrooms.

Workshops are listed alphabetically.

 

 

 

Best Practices

Best Practices

Each STEMAZing Workshop will have a focus on one or more of the best practices shown below ...
Biomimicry

Biomimicry

Designed and facilitated by STEMAZing Teacher Leaders Ginny Wheeler and Patricia Patchin Did you know that a medicine used to treat Type 2 Diabetes was inspired by the saliva of a Gila Monster, and camouflage clothing ...
Bring on the Food: STEM, Agriculture, and You

Bring on the Food: STEM, Agriculture, and You

Designed and facilitated by STEMAZing Teacher Leaders Danielle Coleman and Robyn Yewell Where does food come from? How can we use sustainable methods to grow it? Our hungry planet must consider options for the future ...
Butterflies and Frida Kahlo

Butterflies and Frida Kahlo

This workshop at the Tucson Botanical Gardens focused on the life cycle of butterflies and Frida Kahlo’s connection to these lovely creatures. With a walk through the Amazing Butterflies tropical butterfly exhibit, a tour through Frida ...
Photo of Ozobot connections

Coding with Mighty, Mini, Adorable Robots: Adopt an Ozobot

Designed and Facilitated by STEMAZing Facilitators Sherrie Dennis, Sharon Beall, and Denice Powers Parents, teachers, and students LOVE Ozobot! Measuring in at only 1-inch, this technology packed robot is sure to inspire creativity, improve problem solving ...
Construct This!

Construct This!

Using the STEMAZing Picture Books, these workshops focused on connections to the 7 Essential Life Skills from Mind in the Making. From activities with Duplos to construction with craft sticks, cups, sticky craft sticks, and newspaper ...
Engineer This!

Engineer This!

Using the STEMAZing Picture Books Those Darn Squirrels and Those Darn Squirrels Fly South, this workshop will use engineering design projects from the Resource Area for Teachers, Toys from Trash, How Wee Learn, and Instructables to engineer "Launching ...
Engineering Instruments

Engineering Instruments

Engineering Instruments focuses on homemade instruments made from reused and/or cheap materials from your favorite dollar store. Most of the instrument projects highlighted here come from the Resource Area For Teaching collection of Idea Sheets ...
Exploring Systems

Exploring Systems

Brought to you in collaboration with Systems Thinking in Schools, Waters Foundation and the Creative Learning Exchange, this workshop was based on The Shape of Change AND The Shape of Change: Stock and Flows books “Change ...
Far Out! Exploring Space through STEM

Far Out! Exploring Space through STEM

Designed and Facilitated by STEMAZing Teacher Leaders Jennifer Maxwell and Amanda McPherson Have you ever wondered how scientists observe and gather data on objects so far away?  Engage your students with innovative ideas to explore your ...
Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious

Build #STEMontheCheap Race Cars Using the Engineering Design Process An energetic workshop where teachers learned how to easily develop an engineering mindset in the classroom. Incorporate math, science and engineering practices by designing and building ...
Force Be With You

Force Be With You

Get ready, set, go! If you want motion, you have to add force. Come away with a deeper understanding of the power of energy by engaging your students in their own engineering and exploration. You ...
Framework to Fun

Framework to Fun

Facilitator: Svea Anderson - 4th Grade Educator from Agua Caliente Elementary Use the Science Practices from the Framework for K-12 Science Education with hands-on, engaging activities and lessons. Apply these practices to the Arizona Science and Language Arts Standards ...
Hack It! Make It! Take It! Games for 21st Century Skill-Building

Hack It! Make It! Take It! Games for 21st Century Skill-Building

The following resources are from our popular Hack it! Make it! Take it! Games for 21st Century Skill Building workshops. STEMAZing games develop spatial reasoning, strategy, problem solving, collaboration, communication skills and more ...
Have a Heart

Have a Heart

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this workshop not only involved the hands-on experience of observing real hearts from a cow and a chicken, but also involved activities in which students build their own internal organs using ...
Little Bits

Little Bits

Making with littleBits (color-coded, magnetic electronic components) is a workshop taught by the Palo Verde Optimal Robotics Team. This workshop shows off some of the potential of littleBits to invent and innovate. Prototypes from simple ...
Meet Edison

Meet Edison

Edison is a little robot, with lots of potential.  From pre-programmed barcodes to drag and drop graphical programming and even the ability to use Python (a relatively simple programming language), there are lots of EdVentures this ...
Primary Colors - The REAL Physics of Color

Primary Colors – The REAL Physics of Color

What are the primary colors? NOT red, blue, and yellow. In this workshop, we explore the physics behind the primary colors of paint used in color subtraction and the primary colors of light used in ...
Research and Explore This!

Research and Explore This!

From science fair projects to engineering design and citizen science opportunities, learn about options for engaging students in hands-on, real-world science and engineering. With a particular focus on the Southern Arizona Research, Science, and Engineering ...
Shapes, Folding, and Storytelling

Shapes, Folding, and Storytelling

STEMAZing Facilitators Jaymie Jacobs, M.Ed., STEMAZing Early Childhood Specialist DaNel Hogan, M.A.T., Director of The STEMAZing Project Using a STEMAZing Picture Book, Butterflies for Kiri, as the foundation for this workshop, educators were engaged in hands-on paper folding for ...
STEMAZing Picture Books

STEMAZing Picture Books

STEMAZing Picture Books can be used to teach all manner of topics and concepts. Print out the STEMAZing Picture Books Activity Cards for simple engagement ideas. Click on the book titles for even more resources ...
Tale of the Tree Rings

Tale of the Tree Rings

The study of tree rings (dendrochronology) is a tool used in a wide range of science fields – fire history and fire ecology, paleoclimatology, archaeology, biogeography, isotope geochemistry, paleoecology, and much more. The UA Laboratory ...
Wait, What? $1 Microscopes and Paper Circuits!!

Wait, What? $1 Microscopes and Paper Circuits!!

Explore the natural world with a $1 microscope. Magnify your amazing findings by designing and creating paper circuits to make what you have discovered come to light. This workshop focused on $1 microscopes you can ...
Water Energy WORLD

Water Energy WORLD

Water Energy WORLD is a collaboration between Western Resource Advocates, Project WET, and The STEMAZing Project to develop and facilitate professional development for educators to enhance teaching about the water-energy nexus. Goals People understand the ...
Why Gravity Rocks

Why Gravity Rocks

An Exciting Earth Exploration Designed and Facilitated by STEMAZing Teacher Leaders Jennifer Kernan and Katie Berghoefer How has gravity impacted your day?  Through critical thinking and problem solving, educators will receive tools to enhance Earth and ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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