Feeling a little stuck for inspiration in your STEM lessons? Would some awesome free resources help with your lesson planning? Of course it would help! I know I love discovering exciting new resources, especially when they are free.
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Life gets busy. It happens to all of us. Suddenly you are facing a need for some STEM lessons now! With tight budgets it’s always nice when we can find some free resources to help us with our educational journeys. With that in mind, I’ve gathered some exciting free STEM activity workbooks, printables and activities to help you in your classroom.
Free STEM Resources from STEAM Powered Family
First up, I have to recommend you grab the STEAM Powered Family STEAM Fun Pack. It includes a colouring page (of our very own STEAM owl), vocabulary list of STEAM words, plus a crossword and word search. You can grab your copy for free in our shop or on TpT.
Interested in trying a coding challenge with Binary? This Code Crackers activity includes a fun mystery for students to solve.
Sometimes it’s the teacher who needs a bit of help. Here is my STEM Lesson planner to help you get those STEM lessons prepared for the classroom.
STEAM Kids, the book series I co-authored with some fantastically talented STEAM educators, offers a great freebie with 52 weeks of STEAM ideas. Just scroll to the bottom of the page to grab your free copy.
Free STEM Resources For Elementary
Left Brain Craft Brain has a fantastic free STEM resource of 100 Invitations to Build. With these resources and activities you can help develop fine motor skills, problem solving skills, spatial awareness, creative imagination, and more.
STEM Challenge Worksheets are the perfect addition to your lesson plans. Help students plan, organize their thoughts and strategies, plus document data and results, with these handy sheets.
This 3D Robot Challenge is a lot of fun and will keep your class busy learning with hands-on exploration and a lot of trial and error!
This activity challenges kids to use Lego while developing their money skills in this Coin and Lego Challenge.
This Straw Rockets activity is so much fun! Learn a little engineering, a little physics and a have a whole lot of fun challenging the class to see who can hit a target or go the farthest!
Explore gravity with this fantastic Balancing Robot STEAM activity. The free printable makes it easy to get started, then you can tackle the true challenge, figuring out the centre of gravity! Continue the Robots challenges with this Gliding Robot.
Bring math and engineering together in this Quadrilateral STEM Challenge.
Free STEM Challenge Cards and Series
Got a fidget spinner lover? How about challenging them with some STEM Challenge Cards that put those fidget spinning fingers to work. Don’t have a Fidget Spinner? No problem, up the learning quotient by having the kids make their own fidget spinner with this awesome tutorial and template.
Looking for some ideas for your little scientists to get them started in STEM? This is a 30 day calendar of inspiration.
For a fun twist on the traditional challenge cards, try this Mystery Bag STEM Challenge.
Free STEM Resources For Preschool and Kindergarten
This Unicorn Coding Game is a fantastic way to promote a love of coding from an early age.
Space Bingo is a free game that is science focused, but at the bottom of the article they have some extension activities to really build out the STEAM pillars in your Space Unit Study.
Need a worksheet for kids to record their experiments and activities? Here is a STEM Education Printable.
Explore buoyancy and density with this Apple Boat experiment that includes a worksheet.