December 4, 2023 4:00 PM
Level up your makerspace with these activities and STEM explorations for students ready to take next steps in robotics, circuit building, programming, electronics, and more!
Take Your Makerspace to the Next Level!
Our original jump-start your makerspace collection highlights 26 maker-inspired STEM activities to encourage and support hands-on creativity, engineering, and innovation. This new collection builds upon the original to feature 16 STEM activities to take your makerspace to the…
November 21, 2023 4:00 PM
Inspire students of all ages to enjoy STEM when you let them loose in a creative makerspace! These hands-on engineering activities use simple materials and encourage students to brainstorm, problem solve, and innovate.
October 4, 2023 3:00 PM
From icky slime to candy coatings, fake blood, wearable LEDs, a fire snake, and things that foam, light up, or glow in the dark, we have STEM suggestions for spooky, Halloween-themed science and engineering to explore with students!
Update! This post has been updated for 2023!
Halloween Science and Engineering Projects!
Trick or treat! It's Halloween season! With its emphasis on the ghostly, the ghoulish, the gruesome, the spooky, the icky, and, of course, the sweet (to eat), Halloween…
August 31, 2023 3:00 PM
Pair changing leaves and temperatures, apple season, pumpkins, Thanksgiving, and fall festivities with these free lessons and activities for enriching hands-on STEM.
STEM Activities to Bring Autumn Themes to Science Class
1. Invisible Ink with Turmeric
The same turmeric you might have out for Autumn cooking or as a seasoning at Thanksgiving, can be used as a revealing agent in the Secret Messages With Invisible Ink! chemistry activity. Write…
July 27, 2023 3:00 PM
Investigate the physics of boat design, floating, sinking, and more with boat and boat design science and engineering projects, including DIY sailboats, submarines, and underwater ROVs.
Boat and Submarine Science Experiments
For students fascinated with boats, submarines, and other water vehicles, science projects can make great hands-on explorations. These projects can be fun in summer months or for a school science project or the science fair.…
June 2, 2023 1:00 PM
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…
June 1, 2023 7:00 PM
Check in each week at Science Buddies this summer for our Awesome Summer Science Experiments series! Each week, we'll highlight a few activities for awesome science and engineering kids can do at home. We've got a whole summer of fun STEM themes lined up for kids of all ages — for free. This week: Ready, Set, Go! STEM — awesome summer science experiments that take off, roll, fly, spin, and more!
From the Vault!: This post was part of our…
June 1, 2023 3:00 PM
From the Vault!: This summer science series is from 2021 and features ten free weeks of Awesome Summer Science projects and experiments for kids to do at home, in a summer program, or in a formal learning environment.
Ten Weeks of Awesome Summer Science Experiments!
For many families, summer days leave kids with lots of freeform time to fill! Right alongside arts and crafts, it can be easy to explore science and engineering! Hands-on STEM is a great way for kids to unplug and make,…
May 25, 2023 3:00 PM
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…
May 12, 2023 1:00 PM
Don't throw those out! Save all the empty cardboard tubes! These simple materials can be put to use in fun hands-on science and engineering activities. This roundup highlights 10 free STEM activities you can do with empty cardboard tubes from toilet paper or paper towel tubes.
Recycled materials are great for many hands-on science and engineering activities. Paired with craft materials and some tape or glue, kids can turn recycled containers and…