Use these Summer STEM activities at home or in the classroom for fun, hands-on learning! From water and ice activities, to pool noodle engineering and more, there are fun summer activities for kids of every age on this list!

EASY SUMMER STEM ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

SUMMER KIDS STEM

Science in Summer is so much fun! We love bringing in STEM activities any chance we can, and summertime just makes it so easy to do!

Kids of all ages can learn from these fun Summer projects! Most of these can be done using items you already have on hand at home or in your summer school classroom supply closet.

STEM ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER

Lots of these Summer STEM activities include free printables to make your project even easier to put together. Let little hands explore these activities, and then use the printables to accompany them or to track your results!

Science in Summer is a vast category. We talk about weather science, oceans, plant growth, the sun, and more in the summertime, and these activities are the perfect way to support those themes!

WATER PLAY WITH SUMMER STEM

Lots of these activities include water play! Easily cool off in the summer heat and have fun with activities that include ice, water balloons, a water wall, and even refreshing fizzy lemonade!

STEM QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION

These STEM questions for reflection are perfect to use with older kiddos to talk about how the project went and what they might do differently next time around. Use these questions for reflection with your kids after they have completed one of the STEM challenges below to encourage discussion of results and critical thinking.

  1. What were some of the challenges you discovered along the way?
  2. What worked well and what did not work well?
  3. What part of your model or prototype do you really like? Explain why.
  4. What part of your model or prototype needs improvement? Explain why.
  5. What other materials would you like to use if you could do this challenge again?
  6. What would you do differently next time?
  7. What parts of your model or prototype are similar to the real world version?

Summer STEM Activities for Kids

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