Are you familiar with the acronym S.T.E.M.? What about S.T.E.A.M.? They can both be used interchangeably, but for the sake of this article, I will refer to it as STEAM. If you’re not sure how to use STEAM in your homeschool, this post is for you!
So what does S.T.E.A.M. mean anyway? It simply means Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. S.T.E.A.M. activities are designed to help children ask questions to build both their creative thinking and critical thinking skills. It’s also a great way for kids to get hands-on learning, is simple to implement, and often provides a nice change of pace to the homeschool routine.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite STEAM activities for homeschoolers.
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This electricity construction set includes blueprints that make it easy to build a fully functional machine. They will learn about circuits and electricity so they can use their creativity to create whatever they can imagine.
Engineering with cardboard is so cool! This book uses simple household tools so that kids can follow the step-by-step photographic instructions to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and learn the basics of physics and engineering with activities that have real-life applications.
My son engineered these awesome cars with his own ideas but this book is a great way to give more STEAM activities ideas!
This science art kit will help kids grow Red, Green, Blue, and Orange Hedgehogs Crystals!
Art projects, in general, are a great way to add more STEAM activities that are art-based to your homeschool. This art curriculum is fantastic and this watercolor art curriculum is a few of our favorites!
Using Legos to learn math is brilliant! Not only does it build fine motor skills, it builds math and engineering skills, too!
What STEAM activities do you enjoy?
I’d love to hear some of your favorite STEAM activities in the comments below!