Hundreds of STEM Science Activities, Experiments, Projects & Lessons for Middle-High School

STEM activities and experiments help develop problem solving skills that will be useful later on in life when faced with complex challenges.

STEM activities, exercises and lessons are beneficial for children and teenagers in their learning efforts because they provide real-world applications of the concepts they learn in school. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; these subjects are important to everyday life as well as future job prospects. These hands-on STEM activities, lessons and experiments with technology, engineering and math give students a better understanding of important STEM topics.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

In addition to helping kids understand what is being taught at school more deeply than traditional methods do, STEM activities also help develop problem solving skills that will be useful later on in life when faced with complex challenges. Through experimentation and activities like building robots or a solar oven allows them to explore different solutions until one works out best – teaching them how to think critically about situations instead of simply relying on memorization techniques alone..

Finally engaging in STEM related tasks encourages creativity which helps form connections between ideas that may have seemed unrelated before hand – this type of thinking is essential for success no matter what field you end up pursuing down the line! By engaging in such activities and exercises, young people will be able to build an invaluable set of tools necessary when it comes time to face any challenge ahead – making sure they’re prepared whatever lies around the corner.

Also check out our STEM activities and experiments for primary grade students, our other STEM learning pages and our science category. excludes any liability for injury or damage howsoever caused by the use of these documents, is not responsible for the standard of development or safety of any of the products or items used in them, and makes no warranty against errors and omissions in any document or accompanying material.

(All files are in pdf format unless otherwise indicated. Zip files contain lesson kits. Larger file sizes are indicated.)

Documents with Multiple STEM Activities and Experiments

136 STEM Activities, Experiments and Lessons (1 per document)

  1. 3,2,1-Natural Disaster
  2. 3D Printing Earth
  3. AI is no longer Sci-fi Lesson
  4. Bio-engineering for a Cure Lesson
  5. Body System Amusement Parks (6.3mb)
  6. Breakout Box Hurricane Activity
  7. Build an Atom – Inquiry-based
  8. Build a Dome Activity, Grades 5-10
  9. Build a Dome Activity, Grades 5-10.mp4 (video, 6mb)
  10. Build a Dome
  11. Build a Hyperloop, Grades 6-12
  12. Build a Hyperloop, Grades 6-12.mp4 (video, 15mb)
  13. Build a Molecule – Molecular Formulas and (2.2mb)
  14. Build a Thermos Activity
  15. Building a Solar Oven using Design Thinking
  16. Building a Water Filtration Plant Lesson
  17. Building Bridges Activity, Grades 6-12
  18. Building Materials to Study Heat Transfer Lesson
  19. Calculate Distance Biomass Travels to Biorefinery – Calculus based
  20. Carbon Cycle Lesson
  21. Catalysts and Reaction Rates in Bioenergy Lesson
  22. Catapult Challenge
  23. Cell Membrane – The Gatekeeper of the Cell Lesson
  24. Chemistry of Life Lesson
  25. Chemistry Simulations and Questions (23.3mb)
  26. Civil Engineering – Tower Construction Activity
  27. Coding Constellations Lessons
  28. Color Vision Remote
  29. Comparing (2.8mb)
  30. Convection Currents Activity
  31. Convection Currents Lesson, Grades 6-8
  32. Converging Lens Image Formation
  33. Cooking with Fractions Lesson
  34. Deciphering Chromosomal Mutations Caused by Radiation Lesson
  35. Demographic Data Dive Lesson
  36. Density and Properties of Wood Lesson
  37. Describing Location and Movement
  38. Design a Game Lesson with Presentation
  39. Design a Shipping Container Lesson
  40. Developing Franken Toys Lesson
  41. Digital Breakout Energy Game
  42. Disease Investigation Using Basic Math Skills Lesson
  43. Distinguishing Between Physical and Chemical Changes Lesson
  44. Diverging Lens Image Formation
  45. DIY Compass Activity, Grades 4-8
  46. Don’t Get Burnt – UV Radiation Lesson
  47. Drip Chamber Activity, Grades 4-12
  48. Dye Like a Natural Activity, Grades 6-12
  49. Egg Drop Device
  50. Eggshell Geodes
  51. Emerging Tech Lesson, Grades 7-12
  52. Energy from Chemical Reactions Lesson
  53. Energy Skate Park- Mechanical Energy
  54. Engineering Design Prototype – Simple Machines (20.3mb)
  55. Engineering for Earthquakes Lesson Activity, Grades 4-12
  56. Estimating Temperature – The Habitable Zone
  57. Europa Rover Landing System Project
  58. Exploring
  59. Extreme Weather Hurricanes Lesson
  60. eZero Island Activity, High (3.3mb)
  61. eZero Island Activity, Middle (4.3mb)
  62. eZero Island Activity Video – Island in the Wind.mp4 (20mb)
  63. Finding Lost Cities Activities
  64. Friction Activities
  65. Gas Laws Explained Through Basketballs
  66. Honey Bee Lesson Unit
  67. How To Make A Pinhole Camera
  68. How to Power your Smartphone for a Week Lesson
  69. Infrared Webcam Hack, High School
  70. Instant Ice Cream
  71. Interpreting Distance & Time Graph Activity, Middle School
  72. Introduction to (3.7mb)
  73. Introduction to Photosynthesis Lesson
  74. Investigating Climate Change at the Micro- and Macroscopic Level
  75. It’s Electric Lesson
  76. Just Dropping In Activity, Grades 4-12
  77. Lava Layering Middle School Lesson
  78. Least Time Principle
  79. Lemon Battery Lesson, Grades 4-8
  80. Lemons and Onions Activity, Middle School
  81. Making a Catapult
  82. Maker Mars Lesson
  83. Math in Ancient Civilizations Lesson
  84. Mesopotamian Filter Project
  85. Milk Polarity Activity
  86. Mission to Mars (24mb)
  87. Modeling, Questions, and Climate Change Lesson
  88. Molecular Workbench Software, Select MW.jar, Java (91.5mb)
  89. Moon Landing Challenge Lesson with Presentation
  90. Nature or Nurture Lesson, Grades 6-12
  91. Navy STEM Ocean Landing Lesson, High School
  92. Nitrogen Cycle Lesson
  93. Nuclear Chemistry Card Sort Activity
  94. Oil Spill Simulation Activity
  95. Oreo Lunar Models Activity
  96. Organelle Ailments Lesson
  97. Organization of Multicellular Organisms Lesson
  98. Pendulum Lab (Inquiry Based).zip
  99. Periodic Table Battleship Lesson, Grades 5-8
  100. pH Rainbows Lesson, Grades 5-8
  101. Potential and Kinetic Energy Lesson
  102. Project Earth Lesson
  103. Race to Find the Cure, Middle-High School
  104. Radiated Marshmallows Activity
  105. Rainbow Science Activities
  106. Reaction Rate Races Chemistry Activity, Grades 5-8
  107. Reaction Times (3.2mb)
  108. Reflection, Refraction, and Total Internal Reflection
  109. Responsible Reservoirs Activity, Grades 4-12
  110. Rube Goldberg Machines Lesson
  111. Science Fair Guide
  112. Shape, Center, and Spread of a Data Set, 6th Grade (3.6mb)
  113. Slope-Intercept Lesson and Activity
  114. Solar Cookers Lesson
  115. Solar Oven
  116. Solar System Scale and Size, Grades 5-8
  117. Statistics and Engineering Lesson
  118. Stoichiometry Explained Through Particle Diagrams Lesson
  119. Straw Rocket Lesson
  120. Testing the Waters Lesson, Grades 5-8
  121. The Egg-cellent Egg Launch
  122. The Interactive Coordinate Plane
  123. The Math Behind Circuits Lesson, Grades 4-6
  124. The Power of Waves Lesson
  125. The Sun and Solar System
  126. The Yolks on You Egg Dropping Lesson
  127. Tiny House Design Lesson
  128. Unit Conversions in Biofuel Applications Activity
  129. Waste Free Lunch
  130. Water Movement
  131. Water Muddle Up and Clean Up Lesson Plan
  132. What Just Happened – Chemical Reactions
  133. What Makes Things Move Activity
  134. What on Earth STEM Activity Pack
  135. What’s in the Water Anyway Activity
  136. Whistling Waveforms

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