STEM Activities

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In Classroom: Harmless Holder

Students learn product and process design as they create a beverage can holder that won’t harm wildlife or pollute but that is sturdy and easy to carry.

In Classroom: Wetlands - Nature’s Water Filter

This simulation illustrates the power of plants to absorb dissolved chemicals from water.

In Classroom: Build a Big Wheel

In teams, students design a ferris wheel made out of pasta, build it, and test it to make sure the wheel turns.

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Creepy Putty

Make your own creepy putty that squishes and stretches.

Build a Better Bubble Blower

Design, build, and test a bubble blower.

Critical Load

Build a house of cards and see how much weight it can bear before it collapses.


Make your own slime, a squishy gel that's fun to play with.

Product Dissection

Take a device apart—can you figure out how it works and put it back together?

Paper Recycling

Transform used paper into fresh paper you can write on.

A Leg to Stand On

Experience the art of prosthetics by constructing a lower leg.

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