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Detailed Information

Topic Resource

STEM Festival Planning
STEM Festival Manual for Small Communities
Quick Reference for Festival Planning
Science Festival Alliance
Creating Activities
Creating Exciting Activities
Creating a Safe and Effective Activity
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Suggested Activities
Below are a few Websites where you can find suitable activities and get ideas.

archKIDecture

archKIDecture was established to encourage visual literacy and explain math, science and visual arts concepts through the medium of architecture. The site has manay resources for teaching kids about the built environment. Architecture is a great medium for all kinds of learning and doing.

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Good source for quick easy science experiments at home. These require only household items.

Education.com (Math)

Excellent source for hundreds of math activities sorted by grade level and subject. There is a brief explanation of the math principle being illustrated along with a detailed description of the activity. These require only household items.

Education.com (Science)

Excellent source for hundreds of science activities sorted by grade level and subject. There is a brief explanation of the principle being illustrated along with a detailed description of the activity. These require only household items.

Science Bob

Good source for quick easy science experiments at home. These require only household items.

Science Experiments for Kids

Good source for quick easy science experiments at home. These require only household items.

Steve Spangler Science

This is a great source of science experiments. It is a commercial Website and some of the activities suggest that materials be purchased through the site. However, many require only household items or materials that are readily available elsewhere. A scientific explanation of the phenomenon illustrated is provided. You may need to sign into the site.

TryEngineering Lesson Plans (includes Computing)

Lesson plans in a myriad of sub-disciplines of engineering and computing with experiments for children of all ages. Many are easily adaptable for home or festivals.

Sample Activities

Here are a few sample activities listed by discipline that we liked. A full alphabetical listing of activities is available here: Activity List.

Architecture Engineering
Archaeology General Science
Bioscience Human Biology
Botany Math
Chemistry Physics
Computer Science Statistics
Environmental Science Zoology

Level
Grade 3 / Year 4, Grade 4 / Year 5, Grade 5 / Year 6, Grade 6 / Year 7, Grade 7 / Year 8, Grade 8 / Year 9, Grade 9 / Year 10, Grade 10 / Year 11, Grade 11 / Year 12, Grade 12 / Year 13
Type
Website/Online tool for Student
Price
Always Free