STEM Activities for Pre-teens

Introduce these STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities to your pre-teen to get them excited about math and science!
By Michelle Anthony, PhD



STEM Activities for Pre-teens

Getting kids excited about math and science may be as easy as finding how their interest can be explored through STEM resources - or even letting them discover a new interest! Take a look at the great options below. 

STEM for everyone:

  • Math Moves U is an innovative program sponsored by Raytheon to excite students about math and science in the everyday world. There are lots of great ways to get kids thinking, and excited about STEM! 
  • Sports Science: Explore the math and science behind team sports! 
  • Get the Math has multimedia projects that focus on algebra in the real world, such as fashion, video game design, and music production.
  • Math Pickle is wonderful math site that offers children challenging problems in a fun way. The site offers curricular games, puzzles, and mini-competitions. 
  • -ology: Find lots of interactive -ologies (zoology, archeology, etc.).
  • Math Snacks: Math Snacks are short animations and mini-games designed to present mathematics in a very different way. Math Snacks give students, especially those who don't particularly like math, another way to look at math concepts: 

For girls:

Everyday Heroes:

  • Inspiring heroes.
  • My Hero Project inspires people to realize their potential and effect positive change in the world. 
  • Girls for a Change is national organization that empowers girls to create social change.
  • Real Men, Real Heroes is a nonprofit mentoring organization working with youth across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines.
  • Do Something is an organization that motivates teens to get involved in social service and social change. 
  • At come face-to-face with leaders, visionaries, and pioneers across many fields (arts, business, public service, science & exploration, and sports). 
  • The Born This Way Foundation is Lady Gaga’s foundation with three pillars: safety, skills, and opportunity.
  • Students Rebuild is an organization mobilizes young people worldwide to connect, learn and take action on critical global issues.
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