September 30, 2022 8:00 AM
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 2022!
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…
May 27, 2022 8:00 AM
Plan ahead to bring exciting science and engineering to your students all year long. Our STEM Calendar offers a roadmap for finding teaching materials and hands-on experiments to match with seasonal and calendar events throughout the year.
STEM Calendar — A Roadmap of Monthly Science and Engineering Connections for Events and Popular Themes
We know educators often plan weeks or even months in advance for hands-on STEM experiments and activities.…
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…
April 7, 2022 6:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to celebrate Earth Day and explore related environmental science aimed at using STEM to help protect the Earth and solve challenges we face for the future.
Since its start in 1970, Earth Day has become a global day of activism and learning about environmental topics related to protection of the Earth, its natural resources, and species. Climate change, global warming, deforestation, air pollution, water…
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…
March 3, 2022 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…
February 4, 2022 6:00 AM
Give student science and engineering activities a fun Valentine's Day-inspired twist with these 11 free STEM ideas.
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 Valentine's Day in mind. From Valentine's Day cards written in invisible ink to a…
December 14, 2021 8:00 AM
Turn Up the Volume with this Quartet of Noisemaker Science Activities!
Whether you are looking for last-minute ideas for the science classroom before winter break or suggesting fun DIY science ideas for students to explore at home, these hands-on science activities make learning about sound fun—and noisy!
With New Year's celebrations coming, these short science projects are a great way for students to explore the physics of sound and make something they can…
November 22, 2021 8:00 AM
These 14 activities combine creativity, science, and engineering to make unique STEM gifts students can make to keep or to give!
Science and Engineering to Make and Give
Do your students like to do projects that give them a take-away at the end? Many students especially enjoy projects that result in a finished product they can use, display, keep, or share. All of the projects and activities below provide opportunities for STEM learning and result in a…
November 19, 2021 8:00 AM
Gingerbread houses and characters are a great way to capture students' attention in the days leading up to winter break! Shake things up this December with a gingerbread house building STEM challenge in your classroom or try one of these other fun gingerbread-themed science and engineering explorations.
Activities involving gingerbread houses and gingerbread people pop up in many classrooms in December and through the winter months.…