STEM Experiments & Activities

Did you know that the Consumer Energy Education Foundation has curated a list of sample STEM-related lesson plans that you can access for free? And the best part? You don’t need to be a teacher to use them! Kids love...
  • July 4, 2019
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How do you keep your kids entertained and engaged over the summer with educational activities? This may be an easy task for some, but most parents get a little stressed about the idea of having children around for an extra...
  • June 6, 2019
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Teachers rarely have enough time to teach STEM in engaging and interesting ways and teach the required curriculum, so we are in the process of compiling some ways to help with that. Toys, games, and videos can all be used to accomplish...
  • May 7, 2019
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Posted by Paige Barnes (Director of Education, CEEF) How do you keep your kids entertained and engaged over the summer with educational activities? This may be an easy task for some, but most of us get at least a little...
  • May 7, 2019
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Posted by Paige Barnes (Director of Education, CEEF) Since the kids will be out of school before we know it, it’s a good idea to have a list of educational games and apps for kids that you can pepper in...
  • March 6, 2018
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Make Fake Snow This is especially fun with younger kids, but even older ones will love it. Reindeer Races You could use balloons decorated as reindeer taped to a straw on a “zipline” for younger students and student-built “cars” (mousetrap...
  • December 6, 2017
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This project fits beautifully as part of our list of winter-themed STEM activities and can be used with all different ages/grade levels. Use balloons (decorated as reindeer) that are taped to a straw on a “zipline” for younger students, and...
  • December 5, 2017
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This is especially fun with younger kids, but even older ones will love it. There a few recipes for fake snow, so one way to incorporate a cross-curricular lesson is to make all the recipes and see which is the...
  • December 5, 2017
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(If you haven’t already, read our first post about Cross-Curricular STEM Challenges.) A CS lesson on human interface design using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Younger students may require an explanation of interface). Think about the droids in Star Wars as...
  • May 30, 2017
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STEM requires problem solving, and problem solving requires a broad spectrum of thought. Because their brains haven’t been conditioned to think in a vacuum, many times young students can tackle problems that have stumped engineers. Because of this, we at Energy...
  • May 30, 2017
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