STEAM Activities for K–8

The Smithsonian Learning Lab and Lenovo have developed science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities that combine the Smithsonian’s digital resources and hands-on projects. The projects, which are most appropriate for grades 5–9 but can be adapted for use with older and younger students, addressa range of science and art topics and include activities such as drawing a 3-D insect model based on a specimen from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History; creating an art-making robot using batteries, motors, and whimsy; combining circuitry explorations and fabric to create wearable tech; and researching the Wright Brothers’ engineering skills and using that knowledge in digital interactives. The projects can be completed in a classroom setting, but also work well in after-school environments. Read the project descriptions and access the project guides and teacher’s guides at the website.

Full Link: https://learninglab.si.edu/news/building-steam-skills-with-hands-on-activity-collections 

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