STEM RESOURCES

Our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lesson plans are your lesson plans. Explore our materials below and keep in mind that activities with a '*' next to the ages can be modified for younger participants.

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Bridge Project

Teach civil engineering concepts and budgeting as students compete to build a bridge that can hold the most weight.

Duration

1-2 hours

Ages

Key Concepts

12-16*

Span, compression, dead load, live load

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Balloon Car Challenge

Students learn concepts related to force and acceleration, as well as wheels and axles. Culminates in a competition to see whose creation can go the farthest!

Duration

1-2 hours

Ages

Key Concepts

9-12*

Mass, friction, momentum, force, acceleration

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Boats and Buoyancy

Teach kids the basics of buoyancy by tasking them to create an aluminum foil boat that can hold the most weight.

Duration

1-2 hours

Ages

Key Concepts

9-12*

Mass, volume, density, buoyancy, gravity

Thanks to the Center For Humanitarian Engineering and International Development at Villanova University for partnering with us to develop these STEM lesson plans!