STEM in Action® Muddy Mats Exploration - Online Resources


Students explore the properties of materials while designing an absorbent, no-slip mat to protect the house from muddy paws. By using critical thinking, communication, and collaboration to design a no-slip mat, students prepare for essential skills of the 21st century. Students work through the Engineering Design Process – to learn the value of rethinking and supporting multiple solutions.


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Facilitating STEM in the Classroom, Part I

How can you inspire students to become innovators and problem solvers?  Watch this testimony to learn how easy it is to increase student engagement and egnite their passion for STEM.

Facilitating STEM in the Classroom, Part II

What can you expect from doing a STEM activity?  Find out how students will react when they collaborate as a team using the Engineering Design Process