As we transition to distance learning, a consistent request from teachers has been for science activities that are engaging and not a set of “packets.” The Institute for School Partnership in collaboration with The Little Bit Foundation created these challenges with the goal of engaging students of all ages and their families in fun, interactive activities. Be sure to check back as we are frequently updating this page with more STEM Challenges.

STEM Challenges is made possible through the generous support of STEMpact.


Are you up for the challenge? This video has tips for families to get started doing the STEM Challenges and the importance of supporting at-home STEM learning.


WE WANT TO SEE & SHARE YOUR CREATIONS!

Send us a picture or video and be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card!  Three ways to share:

  1. Tweet us using the hashtag #aBitofSTEM
  2. Text us at 314-285-9663
  3. Use this google form and we’ll show off your creation. Submit Here (tinyurl.com/STLsubmit)

Build: Straw and Paper Airplane Launcher (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED OCTOBER 19.

Make: Upcycled Musical Instrument (PDF)

Contest for gift card OPEN until NOVEMBER 2.

Make: Catapult Challenges (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED JUNE 29.

Make: Build the Arch (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED JUNE 15.

Connect: Mindfulness With Senses (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED JUNE 29.

Build: Index Card Castles (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED JUNE 15.

Connect: Mindfulness with Colors (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED JUNE 1.

Build: Don’t Sink the Boat (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED JUNE 1.

Make: UpCycling Challenge (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED MAY 18.

Build: Towers Engineering Challenge (PDF)

Contest for gift card drawing CLOSED MAY 18.