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June 2, 2023 6:00 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…
June 1, 2023 12:00 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 8:00 AM
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 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…
May 22, 2023 6:00 AM
Summer is the perfect time to dive into a science project and build new STEM skills for fun! Choose a project of interest or explore a cutting edge area of science this summer. What will you discover?
What will you explore this summer?
Summer is for adventure, fun, and creativity. That makes it the perfect time to dive into a science project! With school out, no homework, and a more flexible schedule, you can explore an area of science or engineering…
May 15, 2023 6:00 AM
Use wooden craft sticks or popsicle sticks for hands-on STEM activities!
STEM Projects with Simple Materials
Doing hands-on science doesn't have to involve expensive or specialty materials. The projects highlighted below all feature wooden craft or popsicle sticks!
Hands-on STEM Activities Using Popsicle Sticks
Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction: Interweave wooden craft sticks in an exploration of…
May 12, 2023 6:00 AM
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…
May 8, 2023 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM projects and activities to learn about circuits and make interactive paper circuits with K-12 students.
Teach About Circuits!
With "paper circuits," students can learn about circuits and design and build their first 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…
May 2, 2023 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 28, 2023 10:00 AM
May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Learn more about inspiring AANHPI scientists and engineers!
May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. As part of our ongoing work to introduce students to a wide range of scientists and engineers and to continue to represent diversity in STEM, our list of AANHPI individuals joins our other lists dedicated to Black History Month, Women's…
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