Inspire students of all ages to enjoy STEM when you let them loose in a creative makerspace! These hands-on engineering activities challenge students to brainstorm and problem solve and encourage creativity and innovation.
Community makerspaces are collaborative spaces where people of all ages can get hands-on with science and engineering. With an array of materials available, a visit…
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... building a cotton ball launcher.
Rubber Bands — A Simple Frustration-Easer
How is it going for you? I'll be honest, it hasn't been a great day here. Today was one of those days where nothing goes right: four cranky family members,…
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. Many of the ideas highlighted below use materials you can probably find around the house. Try one of these 10 science…
Use these free lesson plans and hands-on activities to explore potential and kinetic energy with students!
What happens when you stretch a rubber band and let it go? Why? Explaining how energy is stored and transferred and how that relates to the movement and momentum of objects in motion involves understanding potential and kinetic energy. This is an area of science where getting hands-on with the storage, transfer, and release of energy really helps…
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