Environmental STEM activities
STEM makes our world go around. See how by taking part in these hands-on STEM activities from the Actua network. Learn about our planet from the deep sea to the atmosphere and how we can use STEM to protect it.
Earth Day Activities
- Weather in a Jar: Explore the weather from inside your house with our weather in a jar activity. Head over to our YouTube Channel for the tutorial.
- Leaf Prints: Turn nature into art with our network member Minds in Motion at the University of Calgary. In this activity, you are going to be gathering leaves from the park, your backyard, or even from around your house to make beautiful leaf prints.
- Micro:Bits Compass: Never get lost while exploring nature by coding your own compass! Follow our network member Science Venture at the University of Victoria in coding a micro:bit that always points north!
- Deep Dive with Polaris: Polaris is a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) that captures photos and video under the ocean. Watch the recorded footage from Polaris, and use our network member SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University’s identification guides to help collect data on the seaweed and animal species found in different aquatic habitats.
- Water and its Cool Properties: In this video from our network member X-Chem at St. Francis Xavier University, you will learn fun facts about water on our planet. Follow along to see science in motion and some cool experiments done by the instructors at X-Chem.
- Waawaate and the Magnetosphere: What objects around the house possess a magnetic pull like the North and South poles? Learn more about the northern lights and follow our network member TRACKS at Trent University on a scavenger hunt to see how many items with a magnetic pull you can find around your environment.
- Moving Monster: Let’s help our planet and introduce recycling into STEM. With this activity from our network member Destination Exploration at the University of Lethbridge, you will make your monster come to life using recycled materials.
- Serpent carbonique: [French only] Donnez vie à un serpent tout en explorant une réaction chimique qui démontre le phénomène d’oxydation par la combustion à l’aide de cette activité développée par notre membre de réseau Génitrucs à l’Université de Trois-Rivières.
- Sable Cinétique: [French only] Explorez les propriétés du sable et voyez comment vous pouvez facilement les modifier avec cette activité de sable cinétique développée par notre membre de réseau Folie Technique à Polytechnique Montréal.
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