PLT STEM Strategies

PLT and STEM This document showcases activities from PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Guide, Early Childhood materials, and secondary modules that incorporate STEM strategies and outcomes …

How PLT Supports STEM

According to the most widely-accepted definition, STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students …

STEM: Poet-Tree

Engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through the power of the written word. Try these enrichments for Project Learning Tree’s Poet-Tree activity.

STEM: Water Wonders

World Oceans Day (June 8) is the perfect time to explore the water cycle. Take PLT’s Water Wonders activity a step further with these STEM-focused ideas. Students will learn more about the importance of water conservation, how we use and engineer water, and they’ll discover some water-focused careers.

STEM Strategies

Engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math with these suggestions for enriching activities found in Project Learning Tree’s Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide and …

STEM: Backyard Safari

Investigate how animals living in our backyards or schoolyards get what they need to survive and explore habitats nearby. These enrichments for a PLT activity, Backyard Safari, model the practices of a biologist by collecting and analyzing data and applying comparison and reflection skills to interpret research findings.

STEM: How Big Is Your Tree?

Big trees are amazing! While the height of tall trees can be difficult to comprehend, the diameter is something a bit more tangible to try and get your “arms around.” Use these STEM strategies to investigate the science of measurement, engineered wood, and the value of Pi.

STEM: Have Seeds, Will Travel

Whether floating on the air, getting carried by animals, or catching waves, plants use many techniques to send their seeds far and wide. Use this STEM focused PLT activity to teach about plant reproduction and seed dispersal.

STEM: Visit a Place Where

What measurable effect does a visit to a favorite park or green space have on you? These STEM enrichment ideas for one of PLT’s popular activities will take your students outdoors to learn more about a local park or open space near them, and how they might conduct a scientific research experiment to determine the ways in which being outside can improve a person’s mood, health, and wellness.

STEM: Picture This!

Why do some organisms live in many environments while others are only found in very unique places? These STEM activities teach students about species diversity.