Easy Valentine’s Day STEM Activities for Kids

 

Valentine Egg Drop
from Lemon Lime Adventures

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“This STEM challenge is an easy way for kids to see how engineering and design directly affects their world and how you can use science and math to determine if a certain material will work. The Valentine’s twist helps children learn to think outside the box when it comes to engineering and design!” –Dayna from Lemon Lime Adventures

LEARN HOW: VALENTINE EGG DROP

 

 

Interlocking Crystal Hearts
from Go Science Kids

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“Making Borax crystals is a classic science experiment for school aged kids. I’d recommend it for 5-6 year olds and up. Older kids could experiment with a few different designs and materials, and see which works best.” -Go Science Kids

LEARN HOW: INTERLOCKING CRYSTAL HEARTS

 

 

Conversation Heart Catapult
from Joy in the Works

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“This go round we launched Conversation Hearts, but we also added in some M&M’s for some comparison. We ended up decorating this version a bit more, so it made Mommy happy to get some crafting in there- especially with all my boys!” -Shannon from Joy in the Works

LEARN HOW: CONVERSATION HEART CATAPULT

 

 

Paper Heart Structures
from Buggy and Buddy

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Challenge your kids to use their paper hearts to build a structure that can stand on its own, the tallest structure, the widest structure, or a triangular shape. The engineering possibilities are endless!

LEARN HOW: PAPER HEART STRUCTURES

 

 

Love Code
from Little Bins for Little Hands

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“This is a really fun STEM craft for kids who aren’t necessarily into the crafty projects. There’s a specific purpose to the colors and patterns because you are using the binary alphabet code. A great hands-on way to explore coding without the computer and make a gift for a friend or family member.” -Little Bins for Little Hands

LEARN HOW: LOVE CODE

 

 

Geometric Heart
from Teach Beside Me

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“This is a Valentine STEM / STEAM project that brings together math, engineering and art!” -Karyn from Teach Beside Me

LEARN HOW: GEOMETRIC HEART

 

 

PVC Pipe Heart
from Little Bins for Little Hands

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“The hardware store, we visited Home Depot, is an amazing resource for alternative toys. My son loves using “real” household items for play rather than toys. This PVC pipe heart project was right up his alley.” -Little Bins for Little Hands

LEARN HOW: PVC PIPE HEART

 

 

Heart Candy Structure
from The Simple Homeschooler

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“I actually had fun doing this myself and came up with a triangle design that turned out to be pretty stable. It may not be the tallest, but it held 20 gummies before it toppled over!” -Lauren from The Simple Homeschooler

LEARN HOW: HEART CANDY STRUCTURE

 

 

 

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