This fall season give your science activities a twist! Make it an apple twist with these real apple STEM activities! Do you love the book Ten Apples Up On Top! We do and it’s perfect for fall learning. These ten apples up on top activities are perfect for early elementary age kids including pre-k.  At the grocery store we bought a bunch of apples and had a great time putting on our thinking caps to come up with fun apple science and STEM activities!


Real Apple STEM activities and science experiments for kidsPin


The leaves are changing the apples are ready for picking and we have pulled out our copy of Ten Apples Up On Top! We have paired this awesome book with some equally awesome STEM activities for kids pre-k through 1st or 2nd grade. You can check out tons more fun and hands-on Dr Seuss Activities!

All of these activities can be modified as you see necessary to fit your kids needs. Plus these cool real apple STEM activities can be used in both a classroom and home setting. My personal favorite is that they are also inexpensive and use easy to find supplies


The simple answer to “What is STEM?” is to break down the acronym! STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. A good STEM project will intertwine two or more of these concepts to complete the project or to solve a problem. Almost every good science or engineering project is really a STEM activity because you have to pull from different resources to complete it!

You may also want to have some inexpensive STEM materials on hand to go along with your apple projects. We love the dollar store and prefer science activities that use low cost items for hands on learning!

Check out our 100+ STEM Activities for kids and read more…

Plus, if you want to learn about how STEM and the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) go together, check out our NEW NGSS series here.


I love that we used real apples for our activities! If you plan to use the same apples for as many of the activities as possible, check out which ones use whole apples and do them first {apple gravity and apple balancing}.


Apple 5 Senses Activity (Free Printable)

Explore the 5 senses with different varieties of apples. Tasty science with a free printable science sheet to record your results for each apple!

Why Do Apples Turn Brown?

Watch a great youtube video on why apples turn brown and conduct your own simple science experiment. Investigate whether lemon juice really stops apples from turning brown.

3 Apple STEM Challenges

Build structures! Be an engineer. Design boats and see if apples float! Can you stack ten apples up on top? We also added another resource of cool ways to stack to go along with this book.

Apple Fractions

Real life math! Check out pieces of an apple and explore apple fractions. Includes free printable.

Parts Of An Apple

Learn how an apple grows from seed to fruit. Investigate and explore parts of an apple.

Comparing Weights – Apple versus candy

We had a little fun with this activity after Halloween since we had so much candy. Pretty crazy to see how much candy equals the weight of an apple! We used a digital scale and a kids scale for this activity. Plus you can see what else you can do with all that extra Halloween candy.

Erupting Apple-Cano!

One of our most popular fall and apple theme activities. Once we tried the awesome pumpkin-cano, we knew we had to try an apple-cano version. If you don’t want to waste an apple, you can grab a very bruised apple at the orchard or grocery store. Super cool baking soda science.

Make an apple volcano with a baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction inside an apple for fall apple science and apple STEM for kids.Pin

Apple Oobleck

Explore a classic science activity and make oobleck! Have you learned about Non-newtonian fluids yet? They are so much fun to play with too.


Apple Gravity Experiment! 

Take this one outside! Explore the concept of gravity, slopes, angles, and motion with a super simple apple gravity science experiment. Which apple will win the race? Why does one apple go faster than another.

Explore physics with apples and learn about gravity, forces, energy, and more all while racing apples. This is a fun fall outdoor activity and STEM idea using real apples!Pin

Oh and if you are ready for pumpkins, we have the BEST pumpkin STEM activities too!


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