What on Earth are STEM Activities?
STEM is not so much a topical study as it is an approach to teaching and learning the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM activities use all of these subjects together to solve real-world problems.
At the elementary level, STEM is more about exploring STEM subjects in a fun and hands-on way.
We’re passionate about STEM activities and have tried hundreds of projects over the years. Use this resource as a simple way to get started with your own STEM studies.
STEM Activities: Kids Science Projects
Kids science projects provide a foundation to STEM studies and are usually the kids’ favorite projects! These science projects for kids are all made using basic household supplies and will provide the “wow” factor that your STEM studies need!
STEM Activities: Technology Activities for Kids
I’ll be honest, I struggle with adding technology to our projects the most. But children will always use technology throughout life, and luckily, there are tons of
STEM Activities: Engineering Activities for Kids
Engineering is an important part of STEM activities for kids. Engineering teaches out-of-the-box thinking, critical thinking, and creative learning! Enginering can be as simple as fitting the pieces of a puzzle together or as complicated as building a backyard swing set. Enginering skills will stay with a chlid for life and benefit her/him in creative thinkging, logic, critical thinking, and common sense.
STEM Activities: Math Activities for Kids
Although not all adults use all forms of math in their lives, math provides an essential foundation for learning how to think logically and solve problems in a calm, clear way. Even if your child never even calculates the tip at a restaurant when they get older, learning math skills will create logical thinking patterns that will benefit your child in every way.
But that isn’t to say math can’t be fun! We love doing these hands-on math activities.
Our Favorite STEM Activity Books
There aren’t tons of books about STEM out there, but these books will provide a solid foundation and direction for you as an educator. If you’re feeling a little lost about STEM, I highly recommend these books!
Hands-On STEM Kits We Love
Although you can download our STEM supply list, sometimes it is easier to just buy a STEM kit pre-made with everything you need in one box. These are our favorite STEM and science kit providers: