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January 20, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to teach about animal behavior, animal anatomy, and adaptations as you explore animal science K-12 students. The free STEM lessons and activities below help students learn about animals and animal science, including habitats, adaptations, animal behavior, and other zoology and mammalian biology topics. For key terms to review with students, see the list of vocabulary words at the bottom of this resource. To… Read more
December 28, 2021 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.… Read more
December 27, 2021 8:00 AM
Celebrate Lunar New Year 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 1, 2022. 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, 2022 will mark the year of the tiger. There are many symbols and traditions… Read more
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… Read more
December 10, 2021 8:00 AM
Warm up with hands-on science and engineering! Match winter's cold weather, snow, and ice with these free lessons and activities for engaging hands-on STEM. STEM Activities to Bring Winter Themes to Science Class 1. Make Foamy Snow In the Foaming Fake Snow activity, students use baking soda and water to make fake snow they can then use to make snow people or other small sculptures. Like real snow, the fake snow won't last. What happens when… Read more
November 29, 2021 8:00 AM
Planning an hour of code with students? These projects and activities help students explore computer coding! It's easy for students to get started learning about computer programming and video game and app design. Basic coding involves writing an algorithmic set of steps that tell a computer exactly what to do. No matter what language or programming environment will be used, learning to write effective instructions for a computer involves breaking… Read more
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… Read more
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. Gingerbread STEM! Activities involving gingerbread houses and gingerbread people pop up in many classrooms in December and through the winter months.… Read more
November 17, 2021 8:00 AM
Inspire a love of STEM with science kits and books! These 12 STEM ideas make great gifts for hours of STEM fun, learning, and discovery. What will the kids in your life explore, make, create, and innovate? Are you already thinking about holiday gift ideas for the young people on your gift list? Science and engineering kits and books make great gifts at any time of the year. With quality STEM kits and books, kids of all ages can explore, invent,… Read more
November 8, 2021 8:00 AM
These food science experiments lead to fun, unusual, and tasty creations! Try one of these STEM projects for engaging kitchen chemistry, and molecular gastronomy. There's a bit of physics and technology baked in, too! 13 Tasty Food Science Experiments! With food science projects and experiments, students measure, mix, cook, bake, and investigate the importance of specific ingredients, the science of mixtures and solutions, and the chemical reactions… Read more
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