Parents and Guardians

Bring the joy of discovery to life in the comfort of home with a variety of exciting digital learning explorations that help students put STEM skills into action. Family members can join in as students get hands-on with ready-to-use activities promoting self-guided learning and career success.

Inspire the Next Generation of Sustainability Change Agents

Are your students ready to solve some of the world's greatest sustainability challenges? Use these exciting hands-on activities to spark their curiosity and help them understand how they can use their skills to save our planet.

Activities for Grades K-8:
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Water

Water Clarity

How can we filter water?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Dive into the importance of water purity with a household experiment in which families work to successfully filter water using household materials. 

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Manual Maintenance

Water

Manual Maintenance

How many days of your life will you spend washing your hands?
Grades: K-8
Subject
Math
20–30 minutes

Refresh your understanding of personal water consumption by diving into the subject of handwashing in people’s day-to-day lives.

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Precision Irrigation Design Challenge

Water

Precision Irrigation Design Challenge

Can you design a system that evenly distributes water among different cups?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Delve into the challenges of irrigation in agriculture, industry, and at home by designing an irrigation system from recycled household items.

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Exploration and Discovery

Virtual Adventure

How can you travel the world (without leaving home)?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Become a family travel agency and virtual tourists for a day by planning a journey to a special destination anywhere in the world. 

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Recycling

Package Redesign

How can food packaging be improved?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Reevaluate the everyday products you love by considering the effectiveness of their packaging, then explore your own improvements. 

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General

Structural Strength

How can structures survive earthquakes?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Erect an earthquake-resistant homemade structure out of household materials, then test the durability of what you built by shaking things up! 

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Health

Get Your Heart Pumping

What physical activity will increase your heart rate?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Breathe new life into daily wellbeing by designing simple 15-minute exercises that help encourage one hour or more of physical activity per day. 

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Exploration and Discovery

Creative Chain Reactions

How can automation make a monotonous task more fun?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Revitalize everyday household chores by engineering a simple series of chain reactions that accomplish normal tasks in imaginative ways. 

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Food

Meal Prep

Can you create a nutritious meal?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Get a taste for balanced nutritional choices by cooking up your own original recipe incorporating ingredients from the five key food groups. 

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Learning

DIY Challenge

How can you make learning fun?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Think outside-the-box as a team by researching a topic that has special meaning to your family, then turn what you learned into a fun new game. 

Fueling Dreams

Learning

Fueling Dreams

How long will it take for you to save enough money to buy a car?
Grades: K-8
Subject
Math
20–30 minutes

Stay practical in achieving your goals by thinking about purchasing your own vehicle, and how long that would take you to accomplish. 

Body and Sole

Health

Body and Sole

How many miles can you walk in one year?   
Grades: K-8
Subject
Math
20–30 minutes

Use yourself as an example to understand the remarkable capacity of human beings to walk great distances throughout their lives. 

Cosmic Commute

Exploration and Discovery

Cosmic Commute

How long would it take to drive to the moon from your hometown?  
Grades: K-8
Subject
Math
20–30 minutes

Think like an astronaut as you plan an interstellar voyage from your hometown to the moon, focusing on the crucial question of travel time. 

On the Bright Side

Energy

On the Bright Side

How much money will your street spend on electricity in one year?
Grades: K-8
Subject
Math
20–30 minutes

Investigate the energy requirements necessary to support your community and evaluate how you could be using energy more efficiently. 

Left to Your Own Devices

Digital Citizenship

Left to Your Own Devices

How many days of your life will you spend on social media?
Grades: K-8
Subject
Math
20–30 minutes

Consider the amount of time you commit to social media in order to gain new perspective on the value of communication in your life. 

It’s a Small World

Communities

It’s a Small World

If all the people in the world moved to New Zealand, how crowded would it be?
Grades: K-8
Subject
Math
20–30 minutes

Explore the science behind community planning by imagining the potential a limited space has to support a large population.

Engineering, Nature Style! Design Challenge

Exploration and Discovery

Engineering, Nature Style! Design Challenge

Can you build a paper airplane inspired by nature?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Nature acts as an inspiration for many designs and innovations. One example is how airplanes have taken the shape of birds.

Calculate Horsepower

Health

Calculate Horsepower

What horsepower do you run on?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Get up to speed on the properties of horsepower with an energizing activity that sheds light on the connection between personal habits and energy use.

Geodesic-Inspired Dome Design Challenge

Communities

Geodesic-Inspired Dome Design Challenge

Can you make a clubhouse with triangles and squares?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
60–120 minutes

Practice essential design and management skills as a family by crafting a neat dome structure in your home built out of recycled paper products.

Playing Card Programming Design Challenge

Learning

Playing Card Programming Design Challenge

Can you design a story and program a character using a deck of cards?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Bring the power of programming to life around the house with a fun activity that combines creative storytelling and computational thinking.

T.H.I.N.K. Before you Post!

Digital Citizenship

T.H.I.N.K. Before you Post!

Why is it important to think before you post something online?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Reinforce responsible and effective online communication by creating a thought-provoking Paper Slide Video that you can share with others.

Stacking Liquids

Exploration and Discovery

Stacking Liquids

Can you layer liquids?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Witness the amazing properties of everyday liquids interacting with one another to learn how liquid refinement can be used in industry and homes.

Pop and Population

Recycling

Pop and Population

How many aluminum soda cans will be recycled in one week in your town?
Grades: K-8
Subject
Math
20–30 minutes

Get involved in timely sustainability topics by exploring the collective recycling habits of your town over the course of a single week. 

Grown From Groceries

Food

Grown From Groceries

Can you grow food from kitchen scraps and water?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Give your kitchen scraps a new life by regrowing them into full plants. See what you have in your kitchen and follow the directions below.

Watts Going On?

Energy

Watts Going On?

How is your family using energy?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Think more critically about how your household uses energy with a simple experiment to identify the most energy-consuming appliance in the house.

Plastic Fabric Art

Learning

Plastic Fabric Art

Can you make fabric from plastic bags?
Grades: K-8
Subject
STEM
20–30 minutes

Explore the sustainability of everyday materials by creating a makeshift fabric from recycled plastic that can be used in artwork, fashion, and accessories.