STEM Activities

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Launch It!

Design and build an air-powered rocket that can hit a target at least 5 feet away. 

Make a Mechanical Hand

Students create a mechanical hand that mimics the bending and straightening of their own fingers and thumb.

Strongest Shapes

Students experiment with different shapes as they build a bridge out of index cards that will support a small object.

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Core Sampling

Extract a core sample to see what lies below the surface of the earth.

Conveyor Belt

Make a 4-foot long conveyor belt that takes candy around a 90 degree curve.

Coding Without Computers

Program a human robot to build a pyramid of cups in as few steps as possible.

Cardboard Column

Can you make a cardboard column strong enough to bear your own weight?

Building with Biology

Make a necklace that showcases the DNA of wheat germ.

Building Begins with a Beam

Can you engineer a foam beam that will support weight?

Build a Sorting Machine

Design a gravity-powered machine that automatically sorts two different sizes of beads.

Build a Candy Dispenser

Make a candy dispenser that gives out a little bit of candy at a time.

Build a Bridge

Build a bridge on schedule, within budget, and with limited materials.

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