Did you know that gears are all around you? You can find them in wind-up toys, bicycles, carousels, cars and trucks, cranes, drills, wind turbines, analog watches, and so forth! If you've looked closely at a moving bicycle, you have seen gears at work. Are you curious about their purpose? In this activity you will use candy to make gears and explore why they are so versatile.
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 highlight fun STEM themes for kids of all ages, including suggestions for simple hands-on activities, book picks, and more. We'll keep you inspired all summer with creative and innovative science and engineering activities — for free. This week: gadgets and gizmos for makers, inventors, and innovators.
Gadgets & Gizmos Maker-style STEM
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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 special…
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