STEM Laboratory

The STEM Laboratory at Playdough to Plato:  https://thestemlaboratory.com/stem-activities-for-kids/

Other STEM Activities by category:

Science
May require some materials:
● Name in crystals
● Testing what is magnetic
https://www.themeasuredmom.com/free-magnet-worksheet-for-kids/
● Elephant toothpaste https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/minty-reindeer-toothpaste/
● Hot ice
● Rainbow in a jar
● Fireworks in a jar
● Water walk https://parentingchaos.com/crawling-colors-color-mixing-science-experiment/
● Sand volcano
● Magnetic slim
Minimum to no materials needed:
● Water cycle in Ziploc
● Why the sky is blue
● floating/sinking oranges
http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/orange-buoyancy-science-experiment/
● Sticky ice https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/sticky-ice-science-exp/
● Cloud in a jar https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/cloud-in-a-jar/

Technology
May require some or a lot of materials:
● Dash dot robot
● Kano computer
Minimum to no materials needed:
● Teach kids how to code
https://thestemlaboratory.com/10-coding-activities-for-kids/
● Teacher approved apps
● Bristle bot https://www.makerspaces.com/how-to-make-a-bristlebot/
● Robot Building Kits for Kids
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/best-robot-kits-for-kids/

Engineering
May require some or a lot of materials:
● Pom Pom drop
● Popsicle stick catapult https://thestemlaboratory.com/conversation-heart-catapults/
● Pulley system
Minimum to no materials needed:
● Lego building cards https://thestemlaboratory.com/lego-challenge-cards/
● Paper building blocks
● Plastic cups, popsicle sticks, wooden blocks
challengeshttps://frugalfun4boys.com/4-engineering-challenges-kids/
● Build with straws and
tapehttps://lemonlimeadventures.com/building-with-straws-engineering-challenge-for-kid
s/
● Marshmallow and pretzel
buildinghttps://thestemlaboratory.com/pretzel-and-marshmallow-structures/
● Learn and build bridges
● Egg drop challenge
https://buggyandbuddy.com/egg-drop-challenge-free-planning-printable-2014/
● Exploding boomerangs
● Strength of a piece of paper
http://creeksidelearning.com/stem-activities-for-kids-how-strong-is-a-piece-of-paper/
● Pipe cleaners/aluminum foil build challenge

Math
May require some or a lot of materials:
● Mini math books
● Sliding Ziploc math problem solver
● Math Jenga
● Telling time activities
Minimum to no materials needed:
● Load the trucks math sheet
● 15 fun counting sheets
● odd/even activity sheets
● Shape clips
● Shape puzzles http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/shape-puzzles/
● Lego addition cards https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/lego-addition-cards/
● Counting coins cards
● Fractions with pizza
● Nature sculpture https://artfulparent.com/nature-art-for-kids/

STEM Activities Offered at RASMUSSEN.EDU
https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/simple-stem-activities-for-kids/
May require some or a lot of materials:
● Oil spill
● Lego coding maze
● Crystal sun catchers
● Building a hand winch
Minimum to no materials needed:
● Sticky note number match
● Building a balance
● jelly bean/marshmallow building
http://lemonlimeadventures.com/engineering-for-kids-building-with-jelly-beans/
● Pipe cleaner counting
● Stop motion videos-animation
https://tinkerlab.com/easy-stop-motion-animation-kids/

STEM Activities for Middle School Students
● Chromosomes out of candy
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/490470215658122189/?d=t&mt=login
● Virtual STEM learning activities http://stem-works.com/activities
● Middle School STEM workshops
https://www.benandme.com/stem-activities-for-middle-school/