In this STEM activity series, all day every day is science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Schooling a Monkey. We love STEM activities, and we are so excited to be sharing all of our STEM experiments and creative STEM activities for kids with you!
Monkey, Bo, and I had a blast making these experiments and learning more about the field of STEM.
We hope you enjoy this list of creative STEM activities for kids!
What are STEM Activities for Kids?
STEM is the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and how each specific subject is important and related to the others.
For example, you can’t really study chemistry without having a firm grasp on math. You can’t study engineering effectively without a firm base in science.
STEM studies are simply a way to incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. The STEM subjects are the cornerstone subjects for many modern careers and a strong basis in STEM will help children succeed throughout life by not only teaching them valuable skills but also by teaching them to think critically and logically about the world around them.
What Can Kids Learn Doing STEM Activities?
A STEM activity is about more than just the lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math.
A STEM activity, at the root, shows children how to problem solve in a logical, creative way.
Kids aren’t just doing science experiments, they are learning valuable skills they can take with them into any career. STEM activities for kids teach kids the following skills:
- Problem solving
- Choosing the right tools for a job
- How to work as a group
- How to apply creative thinking to technical problems
- Integrating several school subjects at once
- How to deal with failure
- Work ethic
- Data recording
The benefits of STEM education go far beyond just the lesson of the day.
31 Days of STEM Activities for Kids
Here is what you will find in our 31 days of STEM activities for kids series:
STEM Activity Ideas for Science
Quick and Easy STEM Activities for Technology
All children need to learn how to navigate the rapidly-changing world of technology. These posts make it a little easier!
STEM Ideas for Engineering
Engineering skills help children learn to be creative and solve specific problems set before them. Try these engineering for kids projects to boost your kids’ engineering skills!
Simple STEM Projects for Math
These fun free math games and projects will keep your children having fun with math while preventing summer slide at the same time!
Learn Math with a Play Store (Free Printable!)
More STEM Activities to Love
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