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June 8, 2022 10:00 AM
Father's Day is coming up! Creative STEM activities are a fun way for kids to make something with that perfect DIY flair to mark the day. STEM Activities to Make or Do and Give! Giving something to celebrate Father's Day (or Mother's Day) should be simple! It doesn't have to cost a lot to make something one-of-a-kind and special to give to Dad, a father figure, or another special person. Many of the ideas highlighted below use materials you can… 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 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
April 21, 2022 8:00 AM
Combine crafty ideas for Mother's Day with STEM for creative gifts moms will love. With a few simple materials, kids can do one of these science activities to make something thoughtful or unique to give mom or another special person. STEM Activities to Make or Do and Give! Whether made surreptitiously at home or made in the classroom and set aside to take home, Mother's Day is often marked with "I made this" gifts for kids to proudly present to Mom or… Read more
April 15, 2022 7:00 AM
May the 4th be with you! Tie simple science explorations in with Star Wars for Star Wars Day. Great STEM ideas for the classroom or for family science with kids at home. Connect favorite characters, epic movie scenes, Star Wars lore, and more with hands-on learning! May the 4th Be with You (AKA Star Wars Day) May 4th is a day of epic proportions for Star Wars fans. Echoing the popular movie line, the day is celebrated as May the 4th Be with You… Read more
April 1, 2022 6:00 AM
Colorful Peeps candies are popular Spring treats. Put your extras to use with one of these five easy science activities for some bunny-inspired STEM fun. We've shared ideas in the past for egg boiling and egg dyeing, fun and unusual egg shapes, and even using the Ping Pong Catapult for launching plastic eggs. Egg science can be a lot of fun! This year, our scientists have Peeps® on the brain. If you have extra marshmallow Peeps in coming weeks,… 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 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
March 7, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to explore paper circuits with K-12 students. Teach About Circuits! With "paper circuits," students can learn about circuits and design and build basic circuits on a piece of paper. Paper circuits are great for introducing students to circuits because the materials are simple. With copper tape, an LED, and a coin cell battery, students can assemble a circuit, learn about open and closed circuits, and make an… Read more
February 24, 2022 6:00 AM
Use these free lesson plans and activities to teach students about plant science—hands-on STEM options for all grade levels! Plant science, botany, and plant biology can be introduced to students and explored at all grade levels. To support you in teaching K-12 students about plant science, we have a range of guided educator lesson plans and short activities that can work well in a wide range of settings. Lesson Plans Activities … Read more
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