STEM: Sounds Around

Have students discover the birds living in their backyard or on their block by using their sense of hearing with these STEM activities. How many unique bird species can you identify using only their song?

STEM: Nature’s Recyclers

Decomposers live off dead material and recycle nutrients into the soil for reuse by plants. These STEM activities teach students about producers, consumers, and decomposers.

STEM: Resource-Go-Round

Students identify some of their favorite and essential products that come from a renewable resource—trees!—and research how they are manufactured.

STEM: Tale of the Sun

Ideas to engage elementary and middle school students in science, technology, engineering, and math as they learn about history, tradition, and storytelling.

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.

STEM: Watch on Wetlands

February 2 is World Wetlands Day! Use these ideas to engage middle school students in STEM as they explore wetlands and learn about why they are important.

STEM: Plant a Tree

There is much to know before planting a tree. These STEM lessons help students learn how to plant the right tree in the right place.

STEM: Living With Fire

Use these STEM lessons to teach students the difference between a wildfire and a prescribed fire, and how fire can be beneficial to forests when it is planned and managed.

STEM: Trees As Habitats

Engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as they explore why snags make excellent habitats for birds, mammals, insects, fungi, amphibians, and reptiles.

STEM: Invasive Species

Engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as they learn about the impact invasive species have on ecosystems and biodiversity.