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.
Free STEM Activities and Resources For Lessons
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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.
Interested in trying a coding challenge with Binary? This Code Crackers activity includes a fun mystery for students to solve.
Or try this coding activity with a magical twist.
Or this one with Coded Candy Hearts.
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.
Grab a scientific method worksheet and teach students the fundamental principles of experimentation and discovery.
Want a mess free way to explore dissection? We have our free Worm Dissection Printable available in our Virtual Dissections article. Click to grab your free printable.
Try your hand at some fun Lego building challenges based on upcoming holidays.
Another really fun activity to print and do at home is to play with Tangrams. Fantastic brain building activity to foster problem solving skills and spatial skills. Click through to the article to grab your freebie.
More STEM Activities and Projects Printables
Simply click on the images to go to the articles and grab your free resources.
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.
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!
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.
For a fun twist on the traditional challenge cards, try this Mystery Bag STEM Challenge.
Free STEM Resources For Preschool and Kindergarten
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.
Free STEAM Resources Through Your Library
Another amazing resource for free STEAM materials is hoopla digital. It is absolutely amazing with so many exciting STEAM resources for everyone, including mom and dad! You can check out all the details here, and how we use it in our lessons here.
Free Science App For Your IPad
Tappity has released some free apps for the IPad. Tappity is an incredibly well done science, multi-sensory, educational app. Definitely check it out!