STEM Strategies

Engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math with these suggestions for enriching activities found in Project Learning Tree’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide.

  • 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.

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    STEM: Tree Lifecycle

    Engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as they learn about a tree’s lifecycle.

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    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: Looking at Leaves

    Engage students in STEM to examine the physical characteristics of leaves and investigate how they can be used to identify trees with Project Learning Tree’s Looking At Leaves activity.

  • STEM: Field, Forest, and Stream

    Students investigate the interactions between living and non-living components in three local ecosystems with Project Learning Tree’s Field, Forest, and Stream activity.

  • STEM: Signs of Fall

    Engage students in STEM teaching and learning as they investigate the variables that cause leaves to change color with PLT’s Activity 78: Signs of Fall.

  • 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: Web of Life

    Discover how plants and animals are connected by taking a closer look at your local ecosystem to examine the interdependence of living organisms.

  • STEM: A Look at Lifestyles

    Use this PLT activity to examine products in today’s technology-based world and reflect on present, past, and future attitudes toward natural resource consumption.

  • STEM: Improve Your Place

    Help students use Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math applications to identify ways they can improve their school or neighborhood.

  • STEM: Every Drop Counts

    Help students cut back on water waste using these Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math applications.

  • STEM: Bursting Buds

    Spring is here! Flowers are beginning to bloom and new leaves are growing on the trees. Have your students take a closer look at trees to identify where leaves come from and how changing conditions affect leaf growth.

  • STEM: Adopt a Tree

    Encourage a greater understanding of your local environment and a tree’s place in it using this STEM focused activity.

  • STEM: Pass the Plants, Please

    Show your students how many of their favorite foods come from plants and engage them in real-world STEM learning.