STEM In a Bag

Don't need a whole week's worth of activities? Our STEM in a Bag curriculum offers shorter projects to infuse any time with students with a little STEMspiration! All curriculum is available in both English and Spanish!

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We have organized our STEM in a Bag activities based on the following themes:

STEMspire to Space!

Alka Seltzer Rocket SIB v220208.pdf

Alka-Seltzer Rocket

Learn about space flight and Newton's Third Law of Motion while building a rocket!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Astronaut Egg Drop Final.pdf

Astronaut Egg Drop

Follow the Engineer Design Process to build a device that will protect an "astronaut" egg!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Design a Lunar Buggy (Cathy PeddieFerenc Pavlics).pdf

Lunar Buggy Design

Learn about the Apollo 15 Lunar Rover while using the Engineer Design Process to build a model buggy to transport materials!

  • Recommended Age: 6th-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Design a Lunar Lander SIB v220425.pdf

Design a Lunar Lander

Follow the Engineer Design Process to build a device that will land two "astronauts" safely on the moon.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Straw Rocket Challenge.pdf

Straw Rocket Challenge

Test and modify the design of a paper rocket in order to maximize its trajectory and flight distance.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-12th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

STEMspire to Code!

Binary Bracelets - STEM in a Bag.pdf

Binary Bracelets

Discover how computers communicate and create a bracelet with your name in binary code!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-5th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

Coding with Cards STEM in a Bag.pdf

Coding with Cards

Write an algorithm to create and play your very own card game!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Cryptography Crack the Code!.pdf

Cryptography

Learn how important information is encrypted and decrypted by using a cipher to encode a secret message!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

STEMspire to Fly!

Flying High Final.pdf

Flying High

Explore two of the basic forces of flight, then use your new knowledge to design a paper airplane!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-5th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

Hoop Glider STEM in a Bag .pdf

Hoop Glider

Learn about aerodynamics by constructing and flying a hoop glider!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-5th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Propeller Power - English.pdf

Propeller Power

Create and utilize a propeller to lift a payload!

  • Recommended Age: 6th-8th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Dermer Sled Kite - E & S.pdf

Dermer Sled Kite

Explore the science of flight by constructing a kite.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Design a Parachute SIB (Anita Sengupta) - E&S.pdf

Design a Parachute

Use the Engineering Design Process to create the most effective parachute that will safely and gently land a payload.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-12th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

STEMspire to Make a Difference!

Storm Shelter Final.pdf

Storm Shelter

Use the Engineer Design Process to build a model storm shelter!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Design a Water Filter.pdf

Water Filter

Use the Engineer Design Process to build a water filter!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

Recycled Bird Feeder - STEM in a Bag.pdf

Recycled Bird Feeder

Repurpose a used juice or milk container to create a bird feeder!

  • Recommended Age: K-5th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

STEMspire to Build!

Build a Bridge Challenge.pdf

Bridge Challenge

Use the Engineer Design Process to build a bridge that suspends a toy over a 1-foot gap!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

DIY Marble Run.pdf

DIY Marble Run

Use the Engineer Design Process to build a model slide or roller coaster for a marble to ride on!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

Tallest Tower Challenge.pdf

Tallest Tower Challenge

Use the Engineer Design Process to build the tallest tower as you compete with your friends!

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Build a Clock Tower Final.pdf

Build a Clock Tower

Use the Engineer Design Process to build a device that accurately keeps time.

  • Recommended Age: 1st-5th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

Penny Boat Challenge.pdf

Penny Boat Challenge

Build a boat our of aluminum foil that can hold as many pennies as possible without sinking.

  • Recommended Age: K-5th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Mini AC STEM in a Bag.pdf

Build a Mini AC Unit

Use a chemical reaction to create a miniature air conditioner.

  • Recommended Age: 6th-8th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

STEMspire to Love Math!

Make 100 - English & Spanish.pdf

Make 100

Play a card game that reinforces place value.

  • Recommended Age: 1st-3rd

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Fraction Flip Final - English and Spanish.pdf

Fraction Flip

Play a card game that reinforces fractions.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-5th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Factor Bingo v220126.pdf

Factor Bingo

Practice multiplying factors as you play bingo.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-4th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Designing Tessellations v220126.pdf

Designing Tessellations

Create a piece of art using a tessellation patter.

  • Recommended Age: K-6th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

STEMspire to Heal!

Healthcare Highlight DIY Stethoscope.pdf

DIY Stethoscope

Create your own stethoscope and practice calculating heart rate.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Build a Bionic Hand SIB v220208.pdf

Build a Bionic Hand

Create a prototype of a bionic hand using household materials.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

STEMspire to Get Outside!

Agriculture in Action- George Washington Carver v220126.pdf

Agriculture in Action: George Washington Carver

Identify the different layers of a soil sample and determine the most appropriate crop to plant.

  • Recommended Age: K-5th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Leaf Sort.pdf

Leaf Sort

Get outside and practice identifying the leaves you find.

  • Recommended Age: PreK-2nd

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Seeds A Celebration of Society and Science.pdf

Seeds: A Celebration of Society & Science

Identify unknown seeds by observing their characteristics and creating your own way to classify them.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Backyard Biodiversity SIB v220329.pdf

Backyard Biodiversity

Analyze the biodiversity of an area using a sampling technique called a quadrat.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Design a Hand Pollinator.pdf

Design a Hand Pollinator

Use the Engineer Design Process to create and test a device to transfer "pollen" from one "flower" to another.

  • Recommended Age: K-2nd

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

STEMspire to Make Waves!

Solar Art STEM in a Bag (Kobie Boykins).pdf

Solar Art

Learn how sunscreen protects your skin from UV rays while creating your own piece of solar art.

  • Recommended Age: K-8th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Investigating Sound DIY Harmonica .pdf

DIY Harmonica

Experiment with sound and pitch by creating your own harmonica.

  • Recommended Age: K-8th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

STEMspire to Magnetize!

Fishing with Magnets.pdf

Fishing with Magnets

Make predictions about which objects will be attracted to magnets, then test those predictions.

  • Recommended Age: K-2nd

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

Build an Electromagnet.pdf

Build an Electromagnet

Create an electromagnet that can hold at least 3 paperclips.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 30 min

STEMspire to Dig Deep!

Aquifer in a Cup Final.pdf

Aquifer in a Cup

Create an aquifer model and discover where groundwater comes from.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

Fabricated Fossils Final.pdf

Fabricated Fossils

Create trace fossils that represent 3 different types of organisms.

  • Recommended Age: K-5th

  • Estimated Time: 45 min

Pipeline Challenge.pdf

Pipeline Challenge

Develop a pipeline system to transport a "oil and natural gas" from one point to another, incorporating several restraints.

  • Recommended Age: 3rd-8th

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour

Need help making your STEM Experience a reality? Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is here to help with:

  • The STEM Shoppe, which offers FREE resources for educators to borrow, keep or repurpose (as supplies allow)

  • Educator Grants to purchase the supplies you need

  • Free consolation sessions to get your STEM Experience off the ground