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April 5, 2024 8:00 AM
Use Arduino to combine circuits and programming for a range of cutting-edge physical computing science projects. Use Arduino to Add Coding to Electronics Projects The Arduino UNO is a microcontroller board that makes it easy for students to get started with physical computing. Unlike programming or coding projects that involve writing programs that run on a computer, physical computing (also called embedded computing) involves adding programming to circuit-based projects, like… Read more
March 25, 2024 8:00 AM
Celebrate spring with these free science and engineering lessons, projects, 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… Read more
March 21, 2024 6:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to introduce and experiment with robotics with students. From designing and building simple robots to thinking about how robots can be used to solve real-world problems, these hands-on projects help students gain and practice circuit-building and robotics engineering skills. The free STEM lessons, projects, and activities below help introduce students to robotics, robotics engineering, and the kinds of… Read more
March 19, 2024 8:00 AM
As college basketball prepares for the March Madness spring championship, students can investigate basketball science and the math and physics behind hoops success. March Madness Sports Science Great hands-on sports science projects help students explore science, physics, and math principles at work in the sports they love to play and watch. When it comes to basketball and March Madness, students can bounce through physics experiments related to… Read more
March 13, 2024 8:00 AM
Use these free science lessons, experiments, and activities to teach K-12 students about density. Sometimes students wrongly think that an object's density is the same as its weight or its mass. Instead, density refers to an object's mass in a given volume. Two objects that have the same shape and size (volume) but have a different mass (like two same-sized balls with different weights) have different densities. As a physical property of… Read more
March 11, 2024 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 4, 2024 6:00 AM
Try these clever STEM activities to connect hands-on science and engineering to the ever-popular world of Mario! Let's-a go! Your kids and students probably know Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and the Mario World gang, and chances are you do, too! March 10 is Mario Day, so known because in the right typeface, M A R 1 0 looks like M A R I O. (Once you see it, you see it!) This is the kind of clever… Read more
February 26, 2024 6:00 AM
Student science projects to explore AI, machine learning, and artificial intelligence algorithms. Explore Cutting-edge Science with AI Projects Have you had a chat with a chatbot or used ChatGPT? Advancements in image- and text-creation tools have brought artificial intelligence (AI) into mainstream conversations. No longer is AI stuck in the realm of science fiction books and movies! AI is an increasingly prevalent and important part of our world, with uses ranging from medical diagnoses… Read more
February 2, 2024 6:00 AM
Give student science and engineering activities a creative Valentine's Day twist with these 12 free STEM projects, from paper circuit Valentines to invisible ink messages and dancing candy hearts! Be My STEM Valentine With a bit of creative thinking, it's easy to give favorite STEM activities a new spin and irresistible Valentine's Day flair. See our suggestions below for an assortment of science and engineering activities that can be done with… Read more
January 25, 2024 8:00 AM
Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon with these free science and engineering activities for enriching hands-on STEM. What is Lunar New Year? Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) is February 10, 2024. Lunar New Year starts with the new moon that happens in late January or February. Celebrations continue for 15 days and culminate with a Lantern Festival. In Chinese culture, 2024 will mark the year of the dragon. There are many… Read more
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