4 Amazing Summer STEM Challenges for Kids!

4 Amazing Summer STEM Challenges for Kids!

Whether you are teaching summer school, summer camp, or you are spending the summer at home with your own kids, there are two words you desperately try to avoid hearing…

“I’m Bored!”

Cure summer boredom with STEM challenges. STEM keeps kids engaged during the long summer months while preventing the summer slide.

The best part is kids love them!

The following are our top 4 summer STEM challenges.

1.) Fishing For Fact Fluency STEM Challenge

Fishing for Fact Fluency STEM Challenge

Fishing for fact fluency is a fun and hands-on way for kids to practice their math facts. First they design and build a fishing pole, then they use their pole to catch fish with math facts written on them. When they catch a fish, they answer the math problem then try to catch another fish.

With this activity kids can keep math facts fresh all summer and enjoy practicing in a fun and hands on way!

2.) Slime STEM Challenge

Slime STEM Challenge

What kid doesn’t love making slime?! Cure summer boredom by engaging kids in making slime and learning about states of matter.

3.) Father’s Day Build a Toolbox STEM Challenge

Father's Day Build a Toolbox STEM Challenge

Avoid summer boredom and celebrate dads this summer by making an epic gift. Engage your kids in building a toolbox for Father’s Day using recyclable materials.

4.) Fourth of July STEM Challenge

Fourth of July STEM Challenge

Celebrate the Fourth of July by making air powered rockets. Test your rocket to see how high it goes, then graph your results.

By engaging kids with STEM, you can keep them learning all summer without even realizing it. Avoid the summer slide, engage critical thinking and problem solving skills, and keep kids active and unplugged from their screens. There are so many benefits of STEM!

Imagine a summer without hearing “I’m bored!” Purchase the Summer STEM Bundle at a discount and create an epic summer of learning!

For more STEM ideas, inspiration, and collaboration with other STEM teachers be sure to join our FREE Facebook group Elementary STEM Teachers Club!

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