Classroom Idea Sheets

RAFT’s Classroom Idea Sheets are free downloadable resources for educators and students. RAFT encourages teachers to explore over 600 sheets that address Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) subjects and are aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

1000 Wins

Adding 3-digit numbers gets easier with this easy-to-learn and fun-to-play card game.


Make an instrument with an adjustable pitch to explore the science of sound waves and the art of music!


This card game helps students learn to add numbers in their heads. The objective of the game is to get as close to 31 ...

3D Topo Views

This modeling activity can be used to teach topographic map-reading skills. Students draw a fictitious topographic map,

3D Tree

A bit of cutting and stapling will produce wonderful, little trees that stand up on their own. Decorate the tree for a ...

Abacus Primer

The abacus is an ancient tool for doing calculations. This activity uses a simplified abacus to teach place value. ...

Abacus Variations

This easily created version of an abacus can teach place value and show how different cultures calculate. Abaci can even

Absorbing the Rays

Using UV beads as detectors, the ability of sunglasses to protect the eyes from UV radiation from the Sun is tested.