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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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Electrolysis of Water Experiment

Science Experiment

Electrolysis of Water Experiment

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

michele made me: Tower Crane Building with The Boy

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

Science from Trash

Fun and creative ideas for the little tinkerer!


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

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?


Solar Oven!

Totally Tots: Touch, Feel, Learn ~ Solar Oven

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

Making It Rain - I Can Teach My Child!

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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Science Fair - Articulated Hand

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

Be a Chemical Engineer: Make your own Bath Salts

The Craftinomicon: Make your own Bath Salts

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

Build a paper tower!

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

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

Learn about Petroleum Engineering with the Cupcake Coring activity

Science Matters: Mining: Cupcake Core Samples

Be a Mechanical Engineer: Build a Pinball Machine!

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

Be a Civil Engineer: Create a Bridge.

Engineering a Bridge |


Prosthetic Party - Activity

Be a Biomedical Engineer: Create a prosthetic limb.

Prosthetic Party - Activity -

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

Balloon Rocket Car Science Project with Video

Be a Chemical Engineer: Create your own lip gloss.

"Lines Across": Make Your Own Lip Gloss

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

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