STEM Activities

Activities

STEAM in the Streets

Resources for iMAGINE Upstate Exhibit Planning

We want to support YOU, our amazing iMAGINE Upstate Exhibitors, develop your festival experience! We hope that you find inspiration in these STEAM activity planning resources. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and check out our Pinterest for more fun ideas.

Blogs We Love

The Scientific Mom

Amy Oyler writes a dynamic blog depicting her adventures with her daughter as they “explore the sciences of the world” through fun, hands-on activities that provide ready inspiration as you craft your exhibit.
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Pink Stripey Socks

This blog devotes itself to discussion and discovery of activities and crafts that bring STEAM learning to life and engage little hands with great minds!
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Go Science Girls

This blog provides insights into STEM and STEAM applications and a wide variety of activities for students at any age!
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Left Craft Brain

This resource hosts an intriguing series of STEM activities that are sure to engage students with hands-on crafts and other activities provided in the links!
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Pinterest Ideas!

STEM/STEAM Inspiration for Activities

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Website Resources

Websites that Bring STEAM to Life

Science Buddies

This website offers a variety of hands-on project ideas focused on critical STEM careers and is a great resource to help you design an awesome festival exhibit.
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How To Smile

This page offers information and activity concentrations based in a variety of STEM-related fields including Climate, Cooking, Health and the Human Body, Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
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National Informal Science Education Network

This source offers information and inspiration for creating STEM based exhibits geared towards children.
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KCE Adventures

This site offers a vast array of exhibit inspiration! The Explore Science tab in particular offers a variety of activities in various STEM disciplines for adaptation and exhibit planning.
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Elemental Science

This site offers innovative and craft-based science activities to provide ample inspiration in exhibit creation for elementary and middle school aged children.
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STEM Works

This site provides informational articles and activity inspiration for activities and lesson plans in a variety of STEM fields including weather, animal science, medical innovation, space, and crime scene investigation and many more!
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Playdough to Plato

This resource offers examples of engaging, hands-on activities designed to get children involved in the STEM process in a variety of ways. This site is geared particularly towards children in kindergarten and first grade.
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Edutopia

This site hosts videos, articles, and other resources showcasing the importance and various applications of STEAM!
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Masters In Science Data

This is an expansive database providing diverse resources (239 different sites!) for engaging, innovative activities to empower STEM creators to share their work with students of all ages.
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Video Resources

How to Make an Exhibit Hands on created by The Philadelphia Science Festival as hosted by The Science Festival Alliance

This video offers insight into crafting activities for children that are hands-on, bringing the science behind the technology to life in an engaging manner.
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Understanding Your Audience Needs: Selecting STEM Activities

This video emphasizes the consideration of the age of participating students in designing your exhibit and offers resources for activity development.
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