Spooky October STEM Activities (Grades 1-4)

Spooky October STEM Activities (Grades 1-4)

Fall is officially here! It is the perfect time to add some spice to those lesson plans to keep students engaged and learning. The following are four of my favorite fall inspired STEM activities perfect for elementary students in grades 1-4.

Pumpkin Stand

For this STEM activity students must create a stand to display a pumpkin. The students can only use straws and tape, and the stand must support the weight of the pumpkin. Click on the image above to learn more!

This activity teaches:

  • teamwork and cooperative learning
  • problem solving
  • how the design of an object supports its function

Spooky Slime

For this STEM activity students explore the properties of solids, liquids, and gasses using slime ingredients. The students observe that when the ingredients are mixed together they create a new substance...SLIME! Click on the image above to learn more!

This activity teaches:

  • teamwork and cooperative learning
  • problem solving
  • states of matter
  • how the some solutions can be mixed together to create a new substance

Spider Web

For this STEM activity students investigate the unique design of spider webs. Students learn that spider webs are incredibly strong in relation to their size. Because of this, the spider web design is used in the creation of new products. Click on the image above to learn more!

This activity teaches:

  • teamwork and cooperative learning
  • problem solving
  • how the design of an object supports its function

Marble Cauldron

For this STEM activity students design and build a hanger for a cauldron. The students can only use straws, tape, and string. The hanger must support the weight of marbles. Click on the image above to learn more!

This activity teaches:

  • teamwork and cooperative learning
  • problem solving
  • how the design of an object supports its function

All of these STEM activities are bundled together at a discount HERE.

STEM helps students develop teamwork and problem solving skills that they will need to be successful in their future careers. STEM is also very engaging to students due to its hands on nature and real-world application.

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