12 Cool STEM Projects To Exercise Your Kid’s Brain This Summer
If your kids are like mine, they’re so ready for the first week of summer. But by week 2, boredom has already set in and they start fighting and begging for screen time.. And every year I vow to be more organised about our summer activities before this happens, but I’m juggling working from home, feeding my family, and a million other household chores. So this year I made a list of fun STEM activities for the summer and the game plan is to try a few of them each week.
Why STEM projects? Because they will help prevent summer brain drain and promote a little healthy stimulation. Take the kids out of the classroom setting and they will be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school.
Create this fun slime to show the power of magnets! You can buy most of the supplies online and be sure to use rare earth magnets as a regular magnet won't do the trick! See more here.
Can you build a raft that really floats? How much weight can your stick raft carry? This STEM challenge is great fun for kids and a super way to get them stretching and developing their skills and engaging with Nature. See more here.
The goal of the egg drop challenge is to create a container that will safely deposit a raw egg onto the ground when it is dropped from something high. Make sure you have plenty of eggs on hand for this one! See more here.
Kids can work on the STEM concepts of design, shape, and structure in a fun and hands-on way while designing and testing this pom pom drop. It allows them to test different designs and types of materials and see how gravity effects each. See more here.