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June 20, 2022 12:00 PM
Inspire students to explore science and engineering with activities related to pirate-themed play and storytelling.
Sail the Seven Seas with Pirate Science
Ahoy, matey! Pirate-themed imaginative play may have kids walking the plank, weighing anchor, studying the night sky and the movement of the ocean, using a spyglass to watch for other ships, perusing maps, and dreaming of treasure. This set of science and engineering activities helps kids explore…
June 7, 2022 6:00 AM
Inspire students to explore science and engineering with activities that bridge the world of make believe and STEM. Fans of Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory can put on their own Willy Wonka inventor hats with these activities and experiments.
Everlasting Fun with Willy Wonka Science
For readers of all ages, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wraps up the whimsy and excitement of science and engineering like an oversized,…
June 1, 2022 8:00 AM
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Imaginative Play, Storytelling, and Make-Believe STEM
Bookmark this page for easy access to our Make-Believe STEM resources, a curated set of themed science and engineering activities that go along with popular books, storylines, and topics for pretend, imaginative play, storytelling, and make believe.
Storytelling and Summer Reading
Imagine Your Story - STEM…
May 27, 2022 6:00 AM
Combine fun in the sand with hands-on science experiments and activities to learn more about beaches, sand, and preventing ocean pollution.
STEM Experiments to Learn More About Beaches and Sand
Heading to a local beach can be lots of fun. Whether you enjoy walking on the firm sand by the water's edge or playing in softer sand, beaches have plenty of sand to go around. But where does sand come from? What happens to sand when the tides move in and out?…
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.…
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…
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…
April 29, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to teach about Newton's laws of motion.
Newton's Laws of Motion in the K-12 Classroom
Across all grade bands, students explore science related to forces, motion, and interactions between objects; concepts that use Newton's laws of motion as a fulcrum for understanding forces and motion; inertia and equilibrium; the relationship between mass and acceleration; the difference between acceleration and velocity;…
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…
April 11, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to experiment with paper chromatography.
Experiment with Paper Chromatography
Chromatography is a technique used to separate a mixture or solution into its individual components. There are several different types of chromatography, including thin-layer, column, and paper chromatography. Paper chromatography uses materials that make it accessible for chemistry exploration at the K-12 level.
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