BEST 10 STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
These 10 STEM projects are sure to keep little scientists engaged, learning and well-prepared for their STEM-filled future.
What is a cloud? Why do boats float? How does a car work? If you have a preschooler or kindergartener in your life, you could hear 100 questions like this every day. Little learners have such a wide-open curiosity about the world, you may have caught yourself wishing you understood more about the science of clouds or bridge engineering or botany yourself—just to explain things.
But finding STEM projects for kids the average parent or teacher can facilitate is not always easy. Fortunately for you, we’ve taken care of the guesswork and compiled a list of 10 BEST STEM activities for kids.
- Electric Circuit with Switch Experiment
Electricity has made our lives so comfortable. Without electricity there would be no fans, AC’s, TV, Laptops, Mobile phones, Cars and an endless number of things. Electricity is perhaps the most important discovery in science that paved to all the other amazing tools, gadgets and inventions in the modern era. Learn about basics electric circuit, switch and finally create a lighting circuit using bulb, battery and switch.
2. Periscope Experiment
The periscope, a crucial application in submarines and other navigational devices, uses mirror reflections to locate and view areas that are far out of the eye’s reach. By using properly-angled mirrors in our periscope apparatus, your child will learn in just a few minutes how to create a periscope, as well as use and understand its applications!
3. Conductivity Test Experiment
Can electric current cause a chemical reaction? Yes indeed! With the help of this hands-on kit, assimilate an elementary understanding of conductivity.
4. Traffic Light Activity
Traffic signals are also road signs which help to ensure an orderly flow of traffic provides an opportunity for pedestrians or vehicles to cross an intersection and help reduce the number of conflicts between vehicles entering intersections from different directions. It consists of three varieties of lights, they are –Red, Yellow and Green. In this activity, you will develop your own traffic light.
5. Balloon Car Activity
When it comes to powering a car there are various options. Some will use different fuels, some used solar power, some used batteries to power the car. The another way to powered a car is a Air-Powered car. It means we use the air to powered the car. The concept is very simple, when you blow up the balloon attached with the car and let it go, escaping air from the balloon rushes out. This escaping air will make the car run in opposite direction as that of direction or air came out.
6. Starch & Protein Test Experiment
With this multipurpose Do-It-Yourself project, not only will we answer all these questions for your curious child but your child will also test the presence of carbohydrates in food.
7. Formation of Carbondioxide
Are you ready for a fun-chemistry experience? Explore – How a balloon magically inflates when baking soda is added to vinegar? Impress everyone with your knowledge of chemistry and all the hacks you have learnt using it. Turn your play area into a science lab & turn yourself into a scientist!
8. Make your own Catapult
Students experience the engineering design process as they design and build accurate and precise catapult. After this activity, students should be able to: Employ the engineering design process to create a solution to a given problem. Design and build catapults using materials in the Kit. Explain the meaning of projectile motion, accuracy and precision.
9. Steady Hand Testing Electric Game
Steady hand game that is well known to many as a table top amusement. It is a activity for children to judge stability of their hand. This is a simple game where you have to get a loop of wire through a maze of other metal wires. If they touch, a buzzer emits a “buzz. “. Steady hand is a challenging and competitive game where you are playing the number of touches against time. The player has to get the right balance between speed and skill in order to obtain the winning score.
10. Sedimentation, Decantation & Filtration
Almost nothing in nature exists in pure form. They exist in the form of mixtures in nature and have to be separated to make them usable. We only utilize oxygen from air, the water that we drink has been filtered, the gold has to be extracted from a mixture and purified before making beautiful ornaments out of it. Understand the processes of Sedimentation, Decantation and Filtration using this DIY Kit.