STEM BINS™

Developed by Teach Outside the Box™, a Brooke Brown Company

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Introduce STEM & maker activities with hands-on exploration.

STEM Bins encourage students to create, invent, and solve problems using real-world challenges. This teacher-developed program includes an illustrated guide with questions and prompts for quick implementation into individual and group classroom settings. All materials are ready to use with minimal assembly required.

  • Thoughtfully designed to encourage exploration of open-ended engineering concepts.
  • Challenge students to think creatively, inventively, and imaginatively.
  • Align to NGSS and state standards for science and engineering.

STEM Bins Components

Teacher Guides & Blackline Masters

The Teacher Guide contains helpful information and blackline masters. Includes:

  • Questions and Prompts
  • My STEM Bins Blueprints sheet
  • Foldable Recording Booklets
  • Build, Draw, and Write sheets
  • STEM Bins Response sheets

Prelabeled Storage Bins

Kits include 12 or 16 prelabeled storage bins that make it easy to know what is inside each
STEM Bin.

Task Cards

Task Cards are designed to inspire and challenge students. There are 3 sets of Task Cards:

  • 24 Picture Task Cards
  • 6 Three-Dimensional Shapes Task Cards
  • 12 Upper-Grades Task Cards

Manipulatives

Kits include 18 or 22 manipulatives to use with
open-ended STEM activities.

STEM Bins Configurations

Materials Included:

  • 26 Building Bricks
  • 20 Snap Cubes®
  • 27 Pattern Blocks
  • 12, 1-oz Cups
  • 15 Straws and 9 Connectors
  • 1, 1-oz Play-Doh®
  • 6 Double-Sided Task Cards
  • 1 Write-on/Wipe-Off Blueprint Card
  • Plastic Storage Tote

Materials Included:

  • 100 Wood Blocks
  • 50 Wood Building Planks
  • 1 Magnetic Blocks Kit
  • 216 Building Bricks
  • 100 foam Base Ten Units
  • 50 foam Base Ten Rods
  • 10 foam Base Ten Flats
  • 55 Dominoes
  • 2 Tape Dispensers with Tape
  • 4, 3-oz. Containers of Play-Doh®
  • 100 foam Pattern Blocks
  • 100 Snap Cubes®
  • 200 Pipe Cleaners
  • 50, 3-oz. Cups
  • 100 Craft Sticks
  • 200 Hook and Loop Fasteners

  • 100, 3" x 5" Index Cards
  • 100, 4" x 6" Index Cards
  • 500 Toothpicks
  • 24, 1" Foam Balls
  • 250 Straws
  • 10 Cardboard Tubes
  • 16 Labeled Plastic Storage Bins
  • Teacher Guide
  • 8 Challenge Yourself Cards
  • 8 Writing Prompt Cards

Materials Included:

  • 100 foam Base Ten Units
  • 50 foam Base Ten Rods
  • 10 foam Base Ten Flats
  • 55 Dominoes
  • 100 foam Pattern Blocks
  • 100 Snap Cubes®
  • 200 Pipe Cleaners
  • 50, 3-oz. Cups
  • 100 Craft Sticks
  • 200 Hook and Loop Fasteners
  • 100, 3" x 5" Index Cards
  • 100, 4" x 6" Index Cards
  • 2 Tape Dispensers with Tape
  • 4, 3-oz. Containers of Play-Doh®

 

  • 500 Toothpicks
  • 24, 1" Foam Balls
  • 250 Straws
  • 10 Cardboard Tubes
  • 12 Labeled Plastic Storage Bins
  • Teacher Guide
  • 8 Challenge Yourself Cards
  • 8 Writing Prompt Cards

Meet the Developer

Teach Outside the Box™

 

Brooke Brown is a National Board Certified Teacher, public speaker, and teacher resource developer who specializes in all things STEM and literacy. With 17 years of teaching experience, Brooke has a passion for creating innovative products that foster memorable and engaging learning experiences.

 

Learn more about Brooke on her website, Teach Outside the Box


 
 

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