Daily STEAM Challenges

Daily STEAM Challenges

STEAM Challenges During School Closure

Math

Monday

Outdoor

Tuesday

Science

Wednesday

Engineering

Thursday

Fun

Friday

1

Use a small ball and a bucket. Play basketball. Track how many baskets you make out of 10.  What is your percentage of accuracy?

2

Think of what you could grow in your house. What could you use?  What might happen?

3

Choose an object in nature. Ask WHY or WHAT questions about the item and research the answers.

Use recycled items to make something useful. Name your product and create an ad or slogan.

5

Make a greeting card using 3-D popup art for an occasion.

6

If there is a storm, count the seconds between the lightning and sound of thunder. Divide by 5 to get how many miles away the storm is from you.

7

Go on a walk in your backyard or on your block. Discuss the plant and animal life you see. Notice different habitats of different animals in your neighborhood.

8

Predict how many pennies can be placed in a full glass of water before it overflows. Fill a glass to the rim. Add pennies one by one.

9

Engineers are trained to use their science knowledge to improve the world. What can you improve? Draw a design.

10

Pick 3 objects to place in a bag.  Have a family member guess the objects by only touching. Try it again with only smelling.

11

Make a list of different shapes and then go do a shape hunt in your house or neighborhood.

12

Download a star app like Star Walk. Can you find a planet or constellations in the sky? 

13

Make up your own STEAM challenge.

14

Design a game or sport using household materials. Play with family.

15

Play a family game that uses critical thinking and math skills. Example: Monopoly

16

Make a shopping list. Determine the budget. Shop in your house and figure out whether or not you met or exceeded your budget.

17

Watch a tv show or documentary about science or a science related topic. Write a summary of the show.

18

Place a small ball on top of a large ball and drop them together. Watch how energy is transferred.

19

Build a raft from aluminum foil. How many coins can it hold? Improve your design and try again.

20

Mix up dish soap and water. Dip a bubble wand into the mixture and blow. What is the largest bubble you can make?

*Adapted from www.vivifystem.com                                       *Ask your parent’s permission before engaging in these challenges!