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.

Plastic Fabric Art

Plastic Fabric Art

Can you make fabric from plastic bags?
Grades: K-8
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.

Watts Going On?

Energy

Watts Going On?

How is your family using energy?
Grades: K-8
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.

Stacking Liquids

Exploration and Discovery

Stacking Liquids

Can you layer liquids?
Grades: K-8
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.

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
20–30 minutes

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

Precision Irrigation Design Challenge

Water

Precision Irrigation Design Challenge

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

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

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
20–30 minutes

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

Geodesic-Inspired Dome Design Challenge

Communities

Geodesic-Inspired Dome Design Challenge

Can you make a clubhouse with triangles and squares?
Grades: K-8
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.

Calculate Horsepower

Health

Calculate Horsepower

What horsepower do you run on?
Grades: K-8
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.

Grown From Groceries

Food

Grown From Groceries

Can you grow food from kitchen scraps and water?
Grades: K-8
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.

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
20–30 minutes

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