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    STEM Activities: Middle School

    Here are some fun hands-on activities for teaching middle school students about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
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    Science Experiment

    Electrolysis of Water Experiment

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    Build a working crane w/ recyclables #STEM #engineering #activity

    michele made me: Tower Crane Building with The Boy

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    Science from Trash: MANY projects, first done by kids in India

    Science from Trash

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    Fun and creative ideas for the little tinkerer!

    12 BRILLIANT DIY ENGINEERING PROJECT FOR KIDS

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    The Cup Challenge: Teach your students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.

    In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher

    inthemiddle7thgradeela.blogspot.com

    This would be good for either of my scout groups (boys or girls). I'm thinking they would make a good gathering activity to then race. See which one goes the farthest, fastest, or which one knocks down the most "pins" perhaps?

    DESIGN SQUAD NATION . Build | Robo Wheel | PBS KIDS GO!

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    Solar Oven!

    Totally Tots: Touch, Feel, Learn ~ Solar Oven

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    Make it RAIN! Hot water in the jar, cold front "clouds" on top...it rains in the jar. Totally awesome.

    Making It Rain - I Can Teach My Child!

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    Marble slides. This site has lots of cool science activities using everyday materials.

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    The Engineering Place Great teaching/engineering activities from NC Sate.

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    Articulated Hand, a 7th grade science experiment.- just found out today that I'm teaching 7th grade science next year. EEK!

    Science Fair - Articulated Hand

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    Be a Chemical Engineer: Make your own Bath Salts

    The Craftinomicon: Make your own Bath Salts

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    Engineer a mini zip line!

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    Engineer your own roller coaster!

    Ready, Set, Roll! Is Back: Build Your Own Roller Coaster at Home

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    Build a paper tower!

    Mr. Temple, 8th Grade AVID: Team Building: Tower of Power

    newms-avid.blogspot.com

    Be an Biomedical Engineer: Create an edible model of DNA and learn basic DNA structure and the rules of base pairing.

    Have Your DNA and Eat it Too

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    Learn about Petroleum Engineering with the Cupcake Coring activity

    Science Matters: Mining: Cupcake Core Samples

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    Be a Mechanical Engineer: Build a Pinball Machine!

    Going Green: How to make a pinball machine from a cardboard box

    mygoinggreenblog.blogspot.co.il

    Be a Civil Engineer: Create a Bridge.

    Engineering a Bridge | Scholastic.com

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    Be a Biomedical Engineer: Create a prosthetic limb.

    Prosthetic Party - Activity - www.TeachEngineering.org

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    Be an Aerospace or Mechanical Engineer: Create a Balloon Rocket Car

    Balloon Rocket Car Science Project with Video

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    Be a Chemical Engineer: Create your own lip gloss.

    "Lines Across": Make Your Own Lip Gloss

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    Be an Electrical Engineer: Make a Robot from a Toothbrush.

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