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STEM activity and lesson ideas for kids

Learning begins in wonder.  Here are some ways children grades K – 12 can explore activities and enrich learning. We are no longer accepting unsolicited submissions for this page. Questions? contact michelle.green@wsu.edu

STEM – SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES – 4-H AND MORE

VIRTUAL TOURS & MUSEUMS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES & EDUCATORS

Free Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic – from Dealhack – a huge list of resources for parents and educators to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Identify effective STEM activities for Children – from Baylor Online Graduate – a great article about essential elements to create better STEM learning for kids of all ages.

Cyberbullying educational resources – Resources to help youth learn to stay safe from cyberbullying online

Online teaching tools for educators and parentsThis informative article covers a variety of online/virtual learning platforms and other tools that could be useful for educators and parents

MAKERSPACES – BE A MAKER!

CODING & ROBOTICS

Scratch code

FOOD & FITNESS – STAY HEALTHY

  • Life Lab – cultivates children’s love of learning, healthy food and nature through garden-based education lessons and videos for grades K-5 (Gardening/Healthy Living – grades K-5)
  • People’s Garden – educational toolkit from Washington State University with lessons on garden-based education lessons (Gardening/Healthy Living/Nutrition – grades 2-5)
  • GrowNextGen – STEM lessons for youth grade 5 and up
  • GrowNextGen resources for STEM educators and virtual classrooms
  • GrowNextGen – educational Reading, Science and Social Studies games to learn about agriculture for grades 3-5
  • Dichotamous Tree Identifer – trees of the Pacific Northwest – can you identify the trees in your neighborhood? (STEM – all ages)
  • YMCA Virtual videos – fitness videos for people of all ages
  • Yoga with Oklahoma 4-H – YouTube Channel with each of the poses from 4-H Yoga for Kids
  • Spring Break Sprint Challenge – Healthy Living and wellness challenges – Iowa State University (grades K-8)
  • Healthy Habits at Home Resource – Ideas to help you stay healthy – Iowa State University (all ages)
  • Family Scheduler Template how to create family schedules to stay organized during our out of school time.

JUST FOR FUN – GAMES

MICROSOFT RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS AND PARENTS

We are no longer adding any unsolicited submissions. Thank you! email: michelle.green@wsu.edu