Minds in Motion - home activities

Free STEM experiments for elementary ages and more

Each week, Minds in Motion at the University of Calgary will be sharing five STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities for students to do at home.

Our goal is to keep our community strong together and our youths minds in motion during this unprecedented time. We hope you'll enjoy this week's free, fun, at-home STEM activities! 

These activities are geared towards elementary school aged children, but can be adapted to other grade levels. 

Other STEM at-home resources K-12 can be found here: https://actua.ca/en/resources/

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Our young scientists try out the Egg Drop Experiment


UCalgary Minds in Motion - chromatography

Chromatography

UCalgary Minds in Motion - bird beak challenge

Bird Beak Challenge

UCalgary Minds in Motion - space suit

DIY Spacesuit


UCalgary Minds in Motion - Egg Staining Experiment

Egg Staining Experiment

UCalgary Minds in Motion - Bridge Building

Bridge Building Experiment

UCalgary Minds in Motion - Molecules

Molecules Activity


Floating Boats

Floating Boats

Windmills activity 2

Windmills Activity

Windmills activity

Windmills Activity


Minds in Motion Coding Cups

Coding Cups

Design your own insect

Design Your Own Insect

Magic Milk

Magic Milk


Oobleck - UCalgary Minds in Motion

Oobleck!

human anatomy poster - University of Calgary Minds in Motion

Human Body Poster

Senses scavenger hunt - UCalgary Minds in Motion

Senses Scavenger Hunt


Week 3 Activities

Create your own bubbles at home using science

Bubble-ology

UCalgary Newspaper Chair Challenge

Newspaper Chair Challenge

UCalgary Build your own zipline

Zip Zip Horray!


UCalgary Minds in Motion - egg drop experiment

Egg drop

UCalgary Minds in Motion - salt crystals experiment

Salt Crystals

UCalgary Minds in Motion - bottle rocket experiment

Bottle rocket


Leaf rubbing activity with UCalgary Minds in Motion

Leaf rubbing

Rube Goldberg Machine activity with UCalgary Minds in Motion

Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg Machine activity with UCalgary Minds in Motion

Rube Goldberg Machine