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These 50+ STEM projects are sure to keep little scientists engaged, learning and well-prepared for their STEM-filled future.
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There are countless science experiments for kids but these 14 projects are our hands-down favorites!
Make a mini model of the water cycle with just a Ziploc bag!
Turn your name into crystals!
Find out why the sky is blue. // Rookie Parenting
Test whether objects are magnetic. // The Measured Mom
Whip up some frothy, foamy toothpaste.
Pour ice that is warm to the touch but freezes.
Make one orange sink and another one float!
Pour a rainbow into a jar.
Capture fireworks in a jar using just a few common household supplies. // I Can Teach My Child
Learn about color mixing when you make water walk! // Parenting Chaos
Catch a cloud in a jar.
Build a sand volcano that really erupts. // Growing a Jeweled Rose
Play with Magnetic Slime. // Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Build robots that really walk, talk and “think”. // Amazon
Teach kids about coding!
Let kids have a little screen time playing 20 teacher-approved apps.
Program a set of kid-friendly robot friends: Dash and Dot. // Amazon
Or build a Kano computer! // Amazon
Solve a batch of LEGO challenge cards.
Fold paper into building blocks that really stack. // Babble Dabble Do
Use plastic cups and craft sticks to create four brilliant challenges. // Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Build with straws and tape. // Lemon Lime Adventures
Build structures with marshmallows and pretzels.
Design a pom pom drop that guides the pom pom from one paper towel roll to the next. // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Learn about bridges and then build your own. // Carrots are Orange
Make a craft stick catapult that really launches!
Try a classic! Organize an egg drop challenge. Can you build a structure that will keep the egg from breaking?! // Buggy and Buddy
Build a batch of exploding boomerangs. // I Can Teach My Child
Test the strength of a piece of paper. // Creekside Learning
Make a moveable pulley! // Carrots Are Orange
Work as a team to build with pipe cleaners and aluminum foil. // Housing a Forest
Practice counting with some truck playdough mats. // Pre Kinders
Teach kids about odd and even numbers with some hands-on activity sheets.
Clip 2-dimensional shapes. // The Measured Mom
And piece together shape puzzles.
Introduce addition and subtraction with mini activity books. // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Turn a Ziploc into a math problem solver. // Mrs. T’s First Grade Class
Build addition facts with LEGOS!
Play a fun round of Math Fact Jenga. // The First Grade Parade
Work on coin values and adding. // 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Learn about AM/PM and telling time to the nearest 5-minute interval.
Introduce fractions with one of kids’ favorite things: pizza!
Teach kids a quick trick for solving multiplication problems in a jiffy. // Teach Mama
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