STEM at Home Set 2 Projects - Digital

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These were perfect for my online students! They had such fun completing them and then sharing with their classmates! Thanks!
Excellent resource to use for remote learning. Very detailed and easy to use and assign. Thank you!


Are you ready to send STEM Projects to your students at home? I have a treat for you! This set of 5 STEM Challenges is designed with distance learning in mind. Students will access the challenges in Google Drive through your Google Classroom!

The challenges chosen for this set are some of my best-selling STEM resources. I chose projects that use materials students are most likely to have at home. Each of the challenges has 3 student sheets and - here is the best news- the sheets are provided in digital and printable formats.

THE RESOURCE - You will have 3 files.

File 1 - Teacher's Guide

File 2 - Printable STEM at Home

File 3 - Digital STEM at Home

DIGITAL: To use this set you will add the file to your Google Drive. The teacher's guide has detailed directions if you are new to using this tool.

  • The digital sheets include a link to a short video. Since students will be completing this task without your instruction and discussion, the video will give them some background knowledge.
  • The digital sheets have text boxes that students will type responses on. They may also insert photos of their projects.

PRINTABLE: This set can be printed and used in several ways.

  • Email the pages to your students/parents to be printed.
  • Print the pages and assemble the set in an at-home packet.
  • Use the challenges in your classroom!

What is Included?

Students Sheets

  • three pages for each challenge
  • video links
  • materials list
  • questions for each step of the Engineering Design Process

Teacher's Guide

  • 2-page overview
  • sample answers for one student sheet set
  • detailed instructions for adding to your Google Classroom
  • clickable video links for you to use with the printable set

What are the Challenges?

  1. Water Slides - students experiment with choosing water repellent materials for the slide and build a model with an attached ladder.
  2. Parachutes- students experiment with the length of the parachute strings and then build a parachute that will carry a toy to the ground safely.
  3. Robotic Hands - students experiment with the movement of the hand and fingers and then build a robotic hand model with working fingers.
  4. Robots - students poll their family for a type of robot needed to do at-home chores and then build a model of the robot- showing the task being performed.
  5. Anemometer - students experiment with blowing household objects and then build a working model of an anemometer.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE NEEDED? I am listing the suggested materials for each challenge. The instructions on the student pages stress that substitutions may be made. ALL materials do not have to be used. The lists are ideas and things students are likely to have at home.

  • Waterslides - cardboard tubes, straws, tape, cups, cardstock, cardboard. To cover the slide students experiment with waxed paper, foil, and plastic wrap and only use one of them on the slide. They can substitute with other items to test in the experiment! Use what they have!
  • Parachutes - for the canopy they will choose from tissues, tissue paper, paper towels, coffee filters (not all of these- just one) and they need string (or yarn), tape, and a small toy
  • Robotic Hands - cardboard, tape, straws
  • Robots - This list is just ideas- students will choose what they have a home - foil, straws, rubber bands, index cards, washers, craft items, pipe cleaners, cardboard tubes, cups, toy wheels
  • Anemometer - small cups, straw (or dowel stick) pencil with eraser, thumbtack or small nail, tape, fan (or a hairdryer or the wind outside)

AGAIN, not every item must be used. Example- in robots students may build the body from a cardboard tube, cover it with colored paper, add washers for eyes, and make arms and legs from straws. For parachutes, a student might make the canopy from a coffee filter and use yarn for the strings. For the water slide, students may test the three items I listed or substitute with parchment paper, a washcloth, or a piece of craft foam.

This is a fantastic collection of our favorite STEM Challenges in a simplified format. Your students will love creating these at home or in your classroom.

Each of these challenges is available in a more detailed format:

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