STEM Activity List

STEM Activities are an essential part of the 21st-century teaching-learning system that encourages some space for students to connect the core concepts learned from the textbook, find the possible relations to different fields of study, and experiment to understand the basic concepts of science, using technology and engineering, and application of math in solving a real-life problem.

There are mentors and teachers who develop activities to integrate STEM into the classroom with the core concepts requiring some sort of kits (hardware/software). But in most cases, we see lots of commercial STEM Kits available in the market that are easy to use but not sufficient for students to learn to think out of the box.

As the prototyped Kits are not open-ended, which means you can’t customize them to fit your topics with a hands-on experimenting session. These commercial kits are not cost-effective and also come along with a few activities with building instructions that make it limited, and students lose their interest in hands-on learning and problem-solving practice.

On the other hand, if you want to create a lesson plan on your own using those commercial kits then you may need to purchase some add-ons which are also very costly.

To make things easier for both teachers and students, here is a list of Do it Your Self (DIY) kind of STEM Activities that you can try teaching different concepts with ease. All these activities are very open-ended and do not require any expensive kits to experiment with.

Air Properties: 

Do you know that Air is an important element present in the atmosphere? It is present everywhere, it has weight, occupies space, and is also needed for burning. But what is the proof for the same? In the following activities, you are going to prove the presence of air through some hands-on activities.


  • Air is present everywhere: In this activity, we are going to experiment that the air is present everywhere. Read More
  • Air occupies space: This activity will help us to understand that air occupies space.
  • Air has weight:
  • Air is needed for burning
  • Air resistance

    Water Properties:

    • Mixing and solubility
    • Dissolving sugar in water to different temperatures
    • Melting of Ice
    • Hard and Soft water
    • Water Power
    • Supper Cooling water

    Matter and Materials:

    1. Mater is indestructible
    2. The three states of water
    3. Change of State of a Matter
    4. Combining two substances


    1. Plants need sunlight and water to grow
    2. Process of germination
    3. Plants give off water vapor
    4. Breathing process in plants
    5. Colored carnations
    6. Swollen seeds

    Environmental Science:

    1. Movement of Sand
    2. Change in Land and Water Temperatures
    3. Rock Minerals
    4. Testing the Hardness of Rocks


    1. Create a Rainfall
    2. Water Cycle
    3. Cloud Trapped in a Bottle
    4. Colour of the Sky
    5. Composition of Air
    6. Composition of Rainwater
    7. Seasons


    1. Rainbow Colors
    2. Make a Rainbow
    3. Spin It
    4. Secondary Colors of Light

    Animal Science:

    1. Caterpillars to Butterfly
    2. Ant Trail
    3. Make your own Wormery
    4. Birds and their Feathers
    5. Mechanism of Flight

    Human Body:

    1. Friction
    2. Woolen Clothes in Winter
    3. Light Coloured Cloths in Summer
    4. Sense of Smell and Taste
    5. Skin Sensitivity
    6. Distinctive Smell


    1. Identifying magnetic objects
    2. Testing the Pull of Magnet
    3. Does the Strength of a magnet depend on its size?
    4. Magnetic Cereals
    5. Magnetic Attraction of a Magnet



    1. Night and Day
    2. Model of Earth
    3. Determining North Direction while the North Star
    4. Sunrise and Sunset
    5. Sundial