Getting Ideas for STEM Activities

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STEM Activity Clearinghouse

Search STAR Net‘s STEM Activity Clearinghouse for vetted hands-on STEM activities for all age levels and related resources. Use search tools to filter activities by content area, age group, time to complete activity, time needed to prep activity, cost associated with activity materials, difficulty level (by content), or mess level.


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Library staff have also had luck with the following sources (although we recommend that you check in with a trusted STEM partner or educator on activities before you use them, just to be sure that the activity has accurate information and follows promising practices in facilitating STEM learning).

  • LEGO WeDo
  • Homeschoolers are a great online resource
  • Creating kits and sharing resources and equipment.
  • Don’t recreate the wheel.
  • Using Pinterest to get ideas for STEM activities for various age groups.