The fourth and sixth graders at my daughter’s school recently joined forces once a week for four week to undertake a STEM bridge building challenges.
The children worked in pairs to research, design, build and test the strength of their bridge and it was easily the highlight of my daughter’s school week each time.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) philosophy of integrating learning across the four disciplines is fabulous for elementary school aged children as not only is are they learning about the individual topic but they are also developing questioning, problem solving and divergent and creative thinking skills.
Best of all, STEM activities are hands-on – making learning of what are often abstract concepts and ideas so much easier for children to understand.
Today I’ve collected together 21 of my favorite STEM activities for elementary aged kids – that I know will challenge and engage your elementary school aged kids and help them fall in love with the STEM subjects. You may even spark the love for a future career in STEM!
21 of the The Best STEM Activities for Elementary School
Kids will love trying these fun STEM activities during elementary school! Try them in class, or at home.
These science activities for elementary will be a hit in any classroom.
Elementary aged kids will love working on these technology projects.
Engineering activities are a hit in any elementary classroom!
Elementary kids won’t hate math any more after they try these hands-on projects!