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STEM Festival Planning

Creating Activities

Suggested Activities

Below are a few Websites where you can find suitable activities and get ideas.

archKIDecture

archKIDecture was established to encourage visual literacy and explain math, science and visual arts concepts through the medium of architecture. The site has manay resources for teaching kids about the built environment. Architecture is a great medium for all kinds of learning and doing.

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Good source for quick easy science experiments at home. These require only household items.

Education.com (Math)

Excellent source for hundreds of math activities sorted by grade level and subject. There is a brief explanation of the math principle being illustrated along with a detailed description of the activity. These require only household items.

Education.com (Science)

Excellent source for hundreds of science activities sorted by grade level and subject. There is a brief explanation of the principle being illustrated along with a detailed description of the activity. These require only household items.

Science Bob

Good source for quick easy science experiments at home. These require only household items.

Science Experiments for Kids

Good source for quick easy science experiments at home. These require only household items.

Steve Spangler Science

This is a great source of science experiments. It is a commercial Website and some of the activities suggest that materials be purchased through the site. However, many require only household items or materials that are readily available elsewhere. A scientific explanation of the phenomenon illustrated is provided. You may need to sign into the site.

TryEngineering Lesson Plans

Lesson plans in a myriad of sub-disciplines of engineering with experiments for children of all ages. Many are easily adaptable for home or festivals.

TryComputing Lesson Plans

Lesson plans in a myriad of sub-disciplines of computing with experiments for children of all ages. Many are easily adaptable for home or festivals.

Sample Activities

Here are a few sample activities listed by discipline that we liked. A full alphabetical listing of activities is available here: Activity List.

Architecture                                        Engineering
Archaeology                                        General Science
Bioscience                                           Human Biology
Botany                                                  Math
Chemistry                                            Physics
Computer Science                              Statistics
Environmental Science                     Zoology

Careers in STEM

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STEM in the States