As the days get warmer, there are plenty of fun and exciting ways to make learning more engaging for middle schoolers. Our guide offers spring STEM activities that promote creative problem-solving and collaboration while helping bridge the gap between science, technology, engineering, and math. Get ready to enjoy this springtime with STEM activities!
Build a pollinator house for native bees
Did you know that our native bees are more efficient pollinators than non-native honey bees? Give native mason bees their own space to thrive this spring! In the US, most native mason bees are looking for nesting sites between February and March. Your students can craft their own pollinator houses for native bees using recycled materials and supplies such as cardboard, bamboo, and paper straws. Get ready to save the bees and grab a ready-to-go bee house lesson plan and students activity here!
Package eggs for the Easter Bunny
Upgrade! This holiday season the Easter bunny is planning to deliver eggs by drone. Your students will help design packaging that will keep the Easter bunny’s eggs safe as they drop from a height of 2.5 meters. This egg drop challenge is sure to keep your students engaged between celebrations and holiday weekends!
Design and test wind-powered cars
Get out your crafting supplies and put your engineering skills to the test! Challenge your middle schoolers to design and build their own wind-powered car. Have them use recycled materials, such as old CD cases, bottle caps, popsicle sticks, and washers. They’ll learn about climate change and renewable resources as they race for the finish line. See who can make the fastest wind-powered car this spring!
Create a plant maze
Put your green thumbs and problem-solving skills to the test with this spring STEM activity for middle school. Have each student create a maze for pea plant seedlings using everyday materials like cardboard boxes, index cards, and tape. Then students will place a plant inside the box and learn about phototropism as their plant grows toward the light. Grab the plant maze challenge today!
What’s included in the spring STEM activities?
Each of the middle school spring STEM activities includes:
- Detailed teacher notes that include suggestions for facilitating the project during in-person, distance, and hybrid learning
- PDF, Google, and Easel versions of the student project packets
- A slideshow to assist with lesson facilitation
- A rubric for easy grading
- End-of-project celebration certificates
These projects follow the engineering design process allowing students to practice their teamwork and problem-solving skills. The building materials are flexible, meaning you can use what you have on hand! Blocks, clean recyclables, school supplies, etc.
Grab these resources today so you can take a break from planning and know your middle school students will still be learning and having fun as you enjoy the Spring season!
What more fun seasonal activities?
Save 20% when you grab the seasonal STEM challenge bundle! Then you’ll have fun projects ready-to-go all year long!