Keep this list of STEM activities for kids handy for use at school and at home. Your kids will have so much fun they will forget they are learning!
I am sure you are familiar with the latest buzzword in education – STEM. Actually, it is more than the latest educational trend. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The integration STEM of into education is seen as not only vital for future job security for our children, but also for the future of the U.S. economy and it’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
Our high-tech world requires a workforce that is not only comfortable with technology, but one that can solve complex problems. A solid STEM education can deliver this. But, what does that look like?
Importance Of Hands-On STEM Activities
While it is obviously important that a good STEM education is based on quality math and science curriculum, the hands-on component is equally important. When kids are actively participating in a project or experiment, they are taking what they learned in a textbook and applying it to the real world.
They are testing theories, experiencing laws of nature, making decisions, and observing effects. This is where the real learning takes place. Subjects come alive. Kids get excited. Comprehension is increased. Kids learn how the scientific process works just by doing.
STEM Activities For Kids
STEM activities do not have to be complex or difficult or even formal. Often, they can be done using stuff you have around your house and in a way that lets kids have fun.
The motto here at The Homeschool Scientist is “taking the fear out of and putting the fun into homeschool science”. So, I am all about sharing fun STEM activities for kids that will get them excited about science and math. As I looked through the website, I realized I have a TON of STEM activity resources and wanted to put them all in one place for you. That’s how this “ultimate list” got put together.
Pin this post so you will have it to refer to again and again. There are activities here that will be great to supplement what you are studying or just to keep the kids busy, having fun, and learning at the same time. Enjoy!
Themed STEM Activities
Individual STEM-based Experiments
Other STEM Resources
What are your favorite ways to get your kids excited about STEM?