STEM Activities

 Hey there everyone!

On this weeks HomeBase Podcast episode, I talked about STEM Education. For more information on what STEM is and why it’s so important, be sure to listen to the episode. This post is all about some cool fun wacky creative activities you can do with your kids to help them grow in STEM! Because I love you all (and because the former teacher inside of me is screaming to get out from time to time) I have compiled a list of the bestest coolest STEM activities out there and links to directions on how to do each and every one! If this list isn’t enough excitement for you then be sure to click on the Pinterest link and head on over to my page to check out my Education Board and get some more inspiration!

Also (side note) if you did listen to the podcast this week, and you were loving the sound of my sensory bottles you can see all the ones that my little guy currently has in the picture featured in this post! To see more awesome sensory bottles that I’ve made you will just have to go check them out on Pinterest.

The Bestest most Amazing List of STEM Activities EVER!

1. Your very own Jellyfish https://bhoomplay.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/diy_jellyfish_eng/

2. Greater Than, Less Than Math Monster http://wendyjanelle.blogspot.com/2010/11/teaching-greater-than-less-than.html?m=1

3. Lego Math http://www.oneperfectdayblog.net/2013/03/27/lego-math-games/

4. Sensory Bins http://www.playcreateexplore.org/p/sensory-binstubs-and-activities.html?m=1

5. Weather Sensory Bottles http://www.two-daloo.com/weather-sensory-bottles-circle-time/

6. Roll a Robot Dice Game – https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Roll-a-Robot-Game-962815

7. Marshmallow Catapult http://random-scraps.blogspot.com/2010/06/marshmallow-catapult.html?m=1

8. Earth Plate Movement Experiment – http://blogs.green.resolute.com/blogs/homeschool-den/2011/02/02/science/earth-science-plate-movements-earthquakes-volcanoes-and-mountain-making/

9. Candy Corn Math Match http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/09/candy-corn-math-with-printables.html?m=1

10. Weather Experiment http://www.readingconfetti.com/2013/04/50-science-activities-for-kids-kids-co.html?m=1

11. Color Changing Carnations http://www.science-sparks.com/2011/09/26/changing-colour-flowers-with-transpiration/

12. Skewer a Balloon http://www.science-sparks.com/2013/03/19/how-to-put-a-skewer-through-a-balloon/

13. Egg in a Jar Experiment – http://www.science-sparks.com/2011/09/19/investigating-air-pressure-more-eggs/

14. Make Glue from Milk http://www.science-sparks.com/2012/02/06/make-glue-from-milk/

15. Homemade Butter http://www.science-sparks.com/2012/05/04/making-butter/

16. Bread in a Bag http://www.blissfulroots.com/2013/01/homemade-bread-in-bag.html?m=1

17. Ice cream in a Bag http://www.2littlehooligans.com/2011/06/02/how-to-make-homemade-ice-cream-in/

18. Geometric Bubbles http://babbledabbledo.com/science-engineering-kids-tensile-bubbles/?m

19. Marshmellows and Toothpick Structures – http://www.theidearoom.net/2009/08/marshmallow-and-toothpick-buildings.html

20. Egg Drop Challenge http://buggyandbuddy.com/egg-drop-challenge-free-planning-printable-2014/

I Hope this has sparked some interest and excitement! Go get your STEM ON! And don’t forget for even more great ideas just head on over to Pinterest and search “STEM Activities.” 

Enjoy!


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8 thoughts on “STEM Activities

  1. So many fantastic ideas here. I have a little person who LOVES her sensory bottles so I will definatly be trying out lots of your ideas! Thankyou so much for sharing on #busydoinglife it’s lovely to have you joining in and I look forward to seeing more of your lovely posts in the future! xx

  2. Hi, Just following around the Busy Doing Life Linky. I love all these amazing ideas and am looking forward to giving some a go. Thanks for posting.

  3. Hi, just reading around the Busy Doing Life linky. Love all these amazing ideas and I have a little person who would love to try them – thankyou so much for posting.

  4. Just what I have been looking for. I started to run out of inspiration about a month ago. This is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing – have now bookmarked. Over from #TheList 🙂 x

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