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June 3, 2022 8:00 AM
Bring home hands-on science exploration with convenient STEM kits from Science Buddies! Set kids up to explore robotics, computer programming, chemistry, physics, and more! As you plan for summer break, consider the value of hands-on science and engineering kits for keeping kids occupied, engaged, and learning! They'll have fun doing exciting experiments and making, designing, and building things, and they'll be learning and using important science and… Read more
June 2, 2022 8:00 AM
Are you getting ready for a summer of reading with kids? Make things even more creative and fun this summer with free, hands-on science and engineering activities that help students bring their stories to life. Pair Summer Reading with Storytelling Fun! Library reading programs are a hallmark of summer break! Checking off "books read" on a colorful map, a multi-part bookworm, or some other engaging book log as part of your library's summer reading… Read more
May 27, 2022 8:00 AM
Plan ahead to bring exciting science and engineering to your students all year long. Our STEM Calendar offers a roadmap for finding teaching materials and hands-on experiments to match with seasonal and calendar events throughout the year. STEM Calendar — A Roadmap of Monthly Science and Engineering Connections for Events and Popular Themes We know educators often plan weeks or even months in advance for hands-on STEM experiments and activities.… Read more
May 23, 2022 9:00 AM
As the end of the school year approaches, these activities can be great fillers in between testing, in odd spaces in your schedule, or just for general end-of-the-year fun. 8 Free STEM Ideas to Fill End-of-Year Time The final weeks of the school year often mean varied schedules and pockets of time in the classroom that can be hard to fill. The activities featured here use simple materials and are easy to do with students even in small amounts of time.… Read more
May 16, 2022 8:00 AM
Can science make you a better artist or help you create your next masterpiece? Put creative science on display with STEM experiments about art! Art & STEM! What does painting a picture, making a sculpture, or creating a mobile have to do with science? A lot! Science explains how colors mix and how different types of paint work on various papers and surfaces. Science explains how art materials are developed with specific properties, for example, how… Read more
May 6, 2022 8:00 AM
Looking for last-minute STEM ideas for the end of the year, for after testing, for a classroom warmup, or for a rainy day at home? Try these paper-based STEM activities! Science Activities that Use Paper! Doing science and engineering activities doesn't have to require lots of materials. If you are looking for something to do with students in the classroom or with kids at home, an engaging STEM learning experience might be just a stack of paper… Read more
March 21, 2022 8:00 AM
Celebrate spring with these free lessons and activities for enriching hands-on STEM related to spring weather, flowers, plants, and more! STEM Activities to Explore Spring Themes to Science Class After the winter months, the return of spring brings fresh patterns of weather, animal behavior, plant growth, and more. There are plenty of opportunities for students to explore science with activities related to spring! Spring is a Season Birds … Read more
March 15, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to explore weather science and climate with K-12 students. Weather science appears at various points in the K-12 science curriculum. Many elements of weather are easily observable by students of all ages, which makes teaching introductory weather concepts accessible to even the youngest of students. Evidence of "weather" can be felt in the air (do you need a jacket today?), observed in how a kite flies or how… Read more
March 11, 2022 6:00 AM
Bring on the luck of the Irish with these six fun, hands-on STEM projects for St. Patrick's Day! From the magical pot of gold at the end of a rainbow to lucky charms, leprechauns, shamrocks and more, St. Patrick's Day is brimming with opportunities to tweak science and engineering activities to fit the day. Try one of these green picks for chemistry, engineering, and physics fun with students of all ages: Leprechaun Snot: It just takes a bit of… Read more
February 18, 2022 8:00 AM
Why do the 2022 Paper Ball Run Fluor Challenge? Here are 10 reasons we think this is a paper-and-tape STEM challenge you don't want to miss! The annual Fluor Engineering Challenge makes it fun for students to try engineering. Each year, the Fluor Challenge presents an innovative and engaging engineering task and challenges kids in grades K-12 to use the engineering design process to build a solution. The 2022 Fluor Challenge is the Paper Ball Run… Read more
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