Did you know that there are about 10,000 different types of birds in the world? You don't have to go far to see some of them. Birds live outside in backyards and parks and can even be found in a busy city! Do you know what kinds of birds live in your neighborhood? Have you ever taken a close look at the birds you see in your backyard to identify them and observe their behavior? In this activity, you will build a bird feeder to attract birds, so you can study them.
These 14 activities combine creativity, science, and engineering to make unique STEAM gifts students can make to keep or to give!
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Science Projects to Keep or 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.
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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... some family time with STEM videos.
Family Time with STEM Videos
By now, it's a theme we all know: juggling work, family, a parent's role in remote learning, and the very real anxieties of the COVID-19 pandemic... it's a lot. This past…
Mother's Day is still open this year! With a few simple materials, kids can do one of these science activities to make something special to give.
STEM Activities to Make or Do and Give!
Mother's Day this year falls in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many schools remain closed, and heading out to the store for non-essential items isn't a good idea. That doesn't mean that kids can't still make cool things at home to celebrate Mother's Day. In addition…
These free hands-on STEM activities are a great way for even the youngest of students to begin exploring science and engineering.
Free Science Activities for Preschool
The following science activities from Science Buddies' library of STEM Activities for Kids are perfect for letting preschool kids get hands-on with science:
Make a Lemon Volcano: combine baking soda with lemon (citric acid) to create a bubbling volcano.
Elephant Toothpaste: mix water…
Join Science Buddies this summer for virtual summer camp! Each week, we'll have a fun STEM theme for kids of all ages, suggestions for simple hands-on activities, book picks, and more. With our Summer of STEM, we'll keep you and your kids inspired all summer with creative and innovative science and engineering activities — for free. This week: birds, bugs, flowers, weather, and other backyard science investigations!
This week, head…
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to talk about habitats, ecosystems, food webs, and more as you explore biodiversity with K-12 students.
Biodiversity, the "biological diversity" of our planet, is key to human survival. There are an estimated 8.7 million species of plants and animals on Earth, but biodiversity is more than just a count of how many different types of plants and animals (species) exist in an area or on the planet. Biodiversity…
In this lesson, each student will create a bird feeder from recycled, bird-safe materials. While designing their own bird feeders, students will discuss what basic needs an animal has and how they can meet these needs with the structure they build.
NGSS Performance Expectations:
Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
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