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STEM Activities for Kids at Home | Encouraging Scientific Engagement!

Check out these great STEM activities to develop science, technology, engineering and maths at home! Real world skills for today’s kids.

STEM activities – STEM projects you can do at home

The World Science Festival always goes off with a BANG in Brisbane and it’s easy to see why. The STEM revolution is well and truly here to stay. Australian kids want to be actively involved in, and excited by, science!

There are amazing companies that bring science to kids across Queensland. If you’d like to engage in some similarly explosive and engaging experiments at home then we’ve got some great STEM activities you can do in your very own kitchen. (There may be a little clean up involved afterwards…)

Fireworks in a jar! A project with colour and shape

The end result of this STEM project will look a bit like a lava lamp. The experiment involves the use of oil, warm water and food colouring. Kids will be amazed by the dissolving effects and learn about the density of different properties while they’re at it!

A real life volcano!

You can replicate this classic classroom experience in your very own backyard! Sand, a bucket, baking soda, food colouring and a whole lot of excitement will get kids passionate about the natural world! STEM activities like this can really bring a sense of wonder and a desire to find out more to kids – perfect ingredients for creating the budding scientist.

Build a bridge!

Building a complex structure that responds to different pressures and environments is pivotal to an understanding of engineering. Follow this link to find a HUGE variety of activities and guides to creating bridge structures at home. This is probably our favourite one – imagine the concentration and problem-solving that this could help develop in your own children!

STEM activities and STEM projects you can do in your very own home!

Have you done any interesting experiments at home with your own kids? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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