With a name like The STEM Laboratory, it’s no surprise that we’re obsessed about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities for kids.

These 50+ STEM projects are sure to keep little scientists engaged, learning and well-prepared for their STEM-filled future.

Take a Code Break

With schools closed and tens of millions of students at home, Code.org is launching Code Break — a live weekly webcast where our team will teach your children at home while school is closed, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers.

Let us teach your children:

  • A weekly webcast, featuring our founder Hadi Partovi and special guests
  • A weekly activity or challenge
  • Options for beginners, experienced students, and even students without computers

Activities and Opportunities selected by NASA STEM Experts

Ok, deep breath everyone. We are all in this together. As we lay low and practice social distancing at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my good friend, Shannon Merenstein from Hatch in Pittsburgh, and I have come up with an art and play activity guide for all the kids in quarantine who will be learning from home over the next few weeks. Think of this as a creativity supplement to homeschool learning for kids ages 3-8.

Stave off the dreaded “I’m bored” syndrome that hits partway into any vacation or downtime with a few of the BEST simple STEM activities that cost almost next to nothing.

We have a bunch of easy STEM challenges to get the juices flowing, keep the kids thinking, and best of all learning. As always we have plenty of science experiments and STEM activities to get through a whole year.

Anytime can be the right time to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Explore our favorite experiments, engineering challenges and demonstrations with these fun hands-on STEM activities! Materials are easy to find, most activities take an hour or less, and the STEM learning is limitless.

Are you able to easily find ways to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math at home for your child? We’re sharing 50 STEM Activities for Kids at Home!  Go check out all of these resources to incorporate STEM into your home!

My dream job has always been to be a High School Physics teacher so here we go! Come to learn and have fun. I’ll be explaining science topics in simple terms with demos. First live stream lesson topic is “Sound” this Monday at 1pm PT on YouTube.

Explore fun, social, and safe learning experiences—taught over live video chat. 10,000+ classes led by qualified teachers. Outschool offers live online classes for kids, conducted over video chat. We can help students continue learning at home by providing a safe, vetted, and fun classroom experience, led by highly qualified teachers. 

On March 13, we launched outschool.org where we able to make $100K of classes available for free thanks to our generous donors to support public school families affected by closures in the wake of COVID-19.  

Renewable energy offers learning opportunities for students of all ages. From the basics of what “renewable energy” means, all the way up to learning the intricacies of how the technologies work.


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Coding Glossary


We want to thank Gabriella, a member of a thriving coding club somewhere out there in the global STEAM community, for suggesting that we link to a coding glossary on our Resources page. What a great idea! 

Thanks so much, Gabriella and Miss Martin!

Encouraging students to learn and use official computer science terms will enable them to communicate correctly and efficiently with others and prepare them for a sometimes confusing or intimidating entry into this wonderful world of coding. 

Here are some of our favorites: