We’ve partnered with Samsung and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to bring you a collection of STEM experiments to help get your children ready to head back to school.
We are very excited to have the opportunity to share these free resources with you! These are a great resource for parents looking to encourage their children to keep learning over summer.
While the original intent of these experiments created by Samsung was to encourage children to explore STEM experiments throughout the summer, we believe that what you will find within the collection will also fit nicely into many classrooms.
Across our country, many children do not have access to summer learning programs but this summer the Boys & Girls Clubs of America set out to fill this gap. They worked with Samsung to create the STEM collection we are sharing below. The experiments included are designed for children who are 9 -12 years old. However, we believe that with support, even younger students will enjoy the activities.
These activities were created to be used at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America summer programs but they have decided to share this program with everyone so that all kids can benefit, not just those who have access to a Boys & Girls Club. The hope is that the resources being shared can help children be engaged in learning over the summer.
For teachers, many of the activities shared can be used in classrooms. They are also a great resource to share with your families at the end of each school year or before a school break to encourage children to keep learning.
Within the materials we are providing, you will find five sets of resources. The resources are divided into the following categories: Energy & Electricity, Engineering Design, Food Chemistry, Aeronautics and Sports Science.
To get you started, we have a calendar you can use to keep track of the experiments as they are completed.
Within each DIY STEM Guide, you will find five days of activities. Each day provides a materials list and a set of directions.
As a parent, you can use these to keep the minds of your children active over the summer. As a teacher, you can use these guides throughout the school year to help you plan engaging STEM activities.
For each week, you will find an image that can be used to support the learning of your children. Each image coincides with the activities for the week. Below each image, you will be able to download the STEM experiments for the week.
Week #1: Energy & Electricity
You can download the activity guide for week #1 here: Energy & Electricity Activity Guide
Week #2: Engineering Design
You can download the activity guide for week #2 here: Engineering Design
Week #3: Food Chemistry
You can download the activity guide for week #3 here: Food Chemistry
Week #4: Aeronautics
You can download the activity guide for week #4 here: Aeronautics
Week #5: Sports Science
You can download the activity guide for week #5 here: Sports Science