Today is National STEM/STEAM Day! But why do we celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day, you ask? It’s an opportunity to encourage helping kids advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In our ever-evolving, tech driven world, the need for STEM/STEAM oriented skills is skyrocketing.
But finding ways to engage and fuel interest around these important topics can be challenging. Here are fun activities to inspire curiosity for STEM/STEAM topics among the next generation of budding innovators.
1. Discover Dino Fossils
Because who doesn’t love dinosaurs? Channel your inner paleontologist—kids of all ages can work together to excavate and recreate their own T-Rex and Velociraptor skeletons that can rival that of the American Natural History Museum, well, sort of. Shop Now: Dinosaur Fossil Dig Excavation Kit
2. Reach for the Stars
You might not always have clear skies to gaze up into the stars or time to visit your local planetarium, but aspiring astronomers can explore and learn about the stars and planets from the comfort of your own living room. Shop Now: Space & Planetarium Projector
3. Build Your Own Bot
That’s right, you can build your own robot that can walk, float, or roll. The best part—your new robo buddy is powered by the sun. Shop Now: Solar Robot Construction Set
4. Rev Your Engines
From building crank shafts to spark plugs, budding engineers can get a jump start on the basics of creating a motor engine. Shop Now: Model Engine Kit