STEM @ HOME – Hands-on, minds-on learning can happen anywhere and everywhere. (And we definitely believe and encourage that!) If you’re looking for STEMspiration because of an unexpected homeschooling need, you’re in the midst of an uncommon education experience, or you just want to have fun, we’ve got ideas.

GRADES K-5

Let’s make something! Structures, connections, memories . . . make them all! Check out these five STEM/STEAM activities perfect for learning at home. You’ll need just a few readily available household items and some creativity! And, don’t miss the series of downloadable color pages available too.

Catapults

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Parachutes

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Pop-up Books

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Inventions

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Sail Cars

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Coloring Pages

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STEM BOXES – Everything you need all in one kit • Activities for learners of all ages – $30 off with free standard shipping.

GRADES 6-9

Find everyday STEM, fast facts, trends and related topics, and much more in our SySTEM Alert! publication. Download and explore recent issues! A quiz and answer key are available for each as well.

SySTEM Alert!

March-May 2020
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January-February 2020
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November-December 2019
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August-October 2019
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SySTEM Alert!

March-May 2019
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SySTEM Alert!

January-February 2019
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SySTEM Alert!

November-December 2018
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SySTEM Alert!

August-October 2018
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SySTEM Alert!

April-May 2018
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FUN FOR ALL AGES

STEM has no age limits! Trying is half the fun and failing forward is highly encouraged.
Our Try This kits encourage design, creativity, engineering, and more.
And YOU can create your own version of the Try This kit at home!

TRY THIS: Engineering Kit

Engineer your own sail car with cardboard, popsicle sticks, paper, straws, or other recycled materials. Set it in front of a fan and see how far it goes. Re-engineer to go faster or farther!

TRY THIS: Parachute Kit

Got some tissue paper and string? Construct a parachute, attach a weight, and drop from a high-ish distance. Change the weight and time the fall to see the effect.

TRY THIS: Straw Structure Kit

Pipe cleaners and straws. That’s all you need. Make 3-D shapes. Look up regular and semiregular polyhedra and build your favorite one. BONUS – Look up Euler’s formula too!

TRY THIS: Toothpick Bridge Kit

Toothpicks, tape, glue, waxed paper, and a space to build will have you creating a toothpick bridge in no time. Draw out a design and lay waxed paper over it. Glue your toothpicks.

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STEM STORIES – Listen to a few of our favorite STEMspired stories with these read alouds! READ WITH US

FROM THE BLOG

Our Pitsco Blog serves up several pop culture topical blogs and the science/STEM behind some of our favorite foods and seasons. Hands-on ideas are included too!

Top 10 spring and summer activities

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Bee aware: Honey bee lessons for the classroom

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Dipping into the science of tortilla chips

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CLASSROOM MIXTAPE – Set the tone for learning (and teaching) with these motivational songs. - LISTEN NOW

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES FROM OUR SOCIAL FEED

Each Monday and Thursday, we’re releasing an activity to complete or an idea or a concept to explore. Join us on social for the newest releases. If you’ve missed any or want to revisit them later, they’ll all be right here.


Simple Sundial

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Tracing Shadows

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Dissolving Marshmallow Candies

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Coding Scavenger Hunt

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STEAM Scavenger Hunt

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Forts & Makerspaces

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Recycled Materials Kite

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DIY Musical Instruments

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Potato Stamps

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DIY Robot Arm

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Pop-up Cards and Space Sagas

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Treats for Mom

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Snack Time Math

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Oreo Towers & Moon Phases

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Rain Clouds in Jar

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Books & Paper Column Challenge

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CODE @ HOME – Put those screens to work! Explore resources and products to help code & learn together – at home. GET CODING

STEM @ HOME GIVEAWAYS

Follow us on Facebook for the weekly Freebie Friday details.

We want to help you keep your learners engaged at home and support your distance learning needs. Giveaways of select products will take place weekly.

TERMS: Please remember, this form is one part of your eligibility for the giveaways. Every Friday, a giveaway will be posted on our Facebook page. If you’re interested in receiving that item, please follow that specific post’s prompt of a tag, like, share, and so on. Your participation on Facebook is your eligibility to win. This form eases the process of getting your item to you quickly.