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September 26, 2022 8:00 AM
Teaching students about the scientific method helps prepare them to do science experiments and to design and execute their own science fair projects to explore science questions. These four free plug-and-play resources help you approach the scientific method with tools and learning aids that suit the needs of your classroom. Teaching Steps of the Scientific Method Whether preparing students to do classroom science experiments and science fair projects… Read more
August 31, 2022 8:00 AM
Junior Solar Sprint engages students in grades 5-8 with solar power science and electronics. Plan now to do this challenge with your students! Exploring Solar Power & Electronics with Junior Solar Sprint Junior Solar Sprint (JSS), a program of the Army Education Outreach Program (AEOP), is an annual STEM challenge for grades 5-8. Students participating in Junior Solar Sprint explore solar energy and engineering by building and racing solar-powered… 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 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
October 22, 2021 9:00 AM
Making learning fun is sometimes half the battle! With the right activities, educators can ensure learning about science and engineering involves hands-on fun for students of all ages. Build in some "spellbinding" science fun with STEM experiments on a wizards theme! Wizardly STEM! Connect science with popular stories of magic and wizards, from Merlin to Harry Potter, for hands-on science exploration that will have students eager to mix up concoctions,… Read more
October 21, 2021 8:00 AM
Help students get to know Science Buddies with choice boards for elementary, middle, and high school. Get to Know Science Buddies! If your students will be working on independent science and engineering projects (for the classroom or for a science fair), doing STEM career exploration, or doing science research projects, we encourage you to spend a few minutes walking them through the Science Buddies website. This will help students feel more… Read more
October 18, 2021 12:00 PM
Challenge high school students to think like engineers and design, build, and test their own solutions to one of these free engineering projects. 11+ Engineering Projects for High School Students! Engineering design projects and challenges are a great way to ignite student interest in STEM. When students tackle an engineering design challenge, they are encouraged to brainstorm, design, build, test, problem solve, troubleshoot, tinker, innovate, and… Read more
October 13, 2021 6:00 AM
Inspire students to think like engineers with hands-on building and design challenges! Spark interest and build engineering design skills with one of these free engineering projects for middle school students. 16+ Engineering Design Projects to Inspire Middle School Students! Engineering design projects and challenges are a great way to ignite student interest in STEM. When students tackle an engineering design challenge, they are encouraged to… Read more
October 6, 2021 6:00 AM
Teach students to think like engineers with fun hands-on building and design challenges. Spark interest and build confidence with one of these free engineering projects for elementary school students. 12+ Engineering Projects to Inspire Elementary School Students! Engineering design projects and challenges are a great way to ignite student interest in STEM. When students tackle an engineering design challenge, they are encouraged to brainstorm, design,… Read more
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