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 summer camp or summer school program with a little STEMspiration!

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STEMspire to Space!

Alka Seltzer Rockets SIB (Lauren Lyons & Sandy Elam) - E&S.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

STEMspire to Code!

Binary Bracelets - E & S.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 (Ada Lovelace) - STEM in a Bag (E&S).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 (STEM Expo version)- STEM in a Bag.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 - English.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

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

Water Filter STEM in a Bag .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!

Bridge Challenge - E & S.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

Marble Run Challenge - E & S.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 - STEM in a Bag FINAL.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