This would probably work better for the water slide project @Jamey Tobler Hearon!
Simple Activities for Little Engineers | via Inner Child Fun -- Do your kids enjoy solving problems and figuring out how things work?
Starfish Education: The Brown Bag STEM Challenge- 10 Project Ideas for Engaging STEM Projects
Three Little Pigs activity - literature connection. Build "houses" out of different materials and see if "The Big Bad Wolf" hair dryer can blow them down. Early engineering education!
One Hundred Toothpicks: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM activity! What is the tallest free-standing tower you can build with 100 toothpicks and two cups of mini-marshmallows? $
Paper Clip Chain: Engineering Challenge Project ~ Great STEM Activity! Using one box of paper clips, can your group create a paper chain that will hold the most weight? $
Here's a cool STEM/Nursery rhyme activity! Humpty Dumpty Science: We could experiment with this activity the day we read, "Chickens Aren't The Only Ones". The idea could be used on a different day in the farm unit or around Easter.
Exploring Ramps; Rr