4. STEM Scavenger Hunt

first day of school activitiesSeparate students into teams to embark on a first day of school scavenger hunt! Groups will be tasked with finding STEM-related items like goggles, calculators, and thermometers. However, they’ll be thrown for a loop with less common items like levers, wedges, and inclined planes. (Of course, by the end of the year, they’ll be able to identify these items with ease!)

On top of learning about some of the tools they’ll be working with over the school year, students will also gain familiarity with their classroom and the locations of the items within it.