Summertime is the best time to get outside and explore STEM! Find inspiration and lots of tutorial for your learning activities for summer STEM with the little learners in your life.
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Learning Activities for Summer STEM
What better way to start your exploration but with glow sticks! Glow sticks have a really amazing reaction kids can watch with a little adult supervision. Give this glow stick science experiment a try to wow the kids!
The science of sound is so fascinating! Show the little learners in your life how to make their own harmonicas and study sound in a hands on way.
What a sweet idea! Make your caterpillar changing into a beautiful butterfly with a simple, outdoor science experiment.
Oil and water is a great experiment for little learners. Grab a couple household items and create your own density experiment this summer.
Patriotic experiments are perfect for summertime learning. I love how beautiful this dyed flower turned out. Talk about color mixing with your little learners and experiment with your own red, white, and blue creations.
Have you tried to make your own bridge? All you need is in your craft box and with a little inspiration, you can help your little ones build amazing creations!
Summertime showers are fascinating. Help your little learners understand how clouds work with this easy to setup cloud experiment.
Make your own paper maze with paper plates! What a great summer STEM activity for your kids this summer.
Shadows stay long so much later in the day in summertime. Use the shadows to explore science and art in beautiful creation in front of your house.
Color experiments are so much fun to do with little learners. Try creating your own walking water with beautiful colors and a couple materials you already have at home!
Ice cream is a classic summertime treat. Did you know it’s also a science experiment? Make homemade ice cream in a baggie then enjoy a yummy snack with your little learners this summer.
Build your own rafts with sticks and twine this summer as a simple STEM activity. This is such a creative activity with a lot of learning possibilities.
What a great idea! With just a couple PVC pieces, children are able to create their own physics experiment learning more about gravity.
DIY xylophones are beautiful and perfect for little learners of any age. This is perfect groups of kids of multiple ages. Add color to water for a great color mixing experiment too!
Looking for an experiment to wow the little ones? Try blooming flowers. They are simple to make and it’s easy to see the flowers “bloom” right away.
Little learners are going to love this water absorption activity. It’s so simple to setup and is a great water work for the hot summer months.
We love to take family hikes on cooler summer mornings. Sometimes we bring back rock treasures. If you’re the same way, try this rocks and minerals testing experiment to classify rocks and minerals with kids.
The sun is such a powerful tool for science experiments. Try making your own sun prints in beautiful designs!
Your little scientist is going to LOVE testing soil this summer. Gardening is a huge hit for little learners and now they can know a little more about the types of soil in your yard.
DIY airplanes are the perfect summer STEM activity! This is a simple activity that can be customized to any learning level.
Summer and 4th of July just go together. I love how easy it is to make fireworks in a jar! Grab a couple materials from your kitchen pantry and help little ones learn more about density.
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Do you have any favorite summer STEAM learning activities that are not on the list?