Easter is fast approaching, so it seems like the perfect time to try some of our Easter STEM Challenges! We’ve been busy testing these for you over the last couple of weeks and would LOVE to see the creations of your little scientists, so do share photos with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We’ve also got 100s of easy everyday science and STEM activites for kids to try too!
Top tip for STEM Challenges
My biggest tip for a STEM Challenge to be successful is for it to be simple. Simple STEM challenges are much easier for kids to complete as a team and as a parent, I know how difficult it can be if you need to go out and buy lots of science materials.
Easter STEM Challenges
Eggy Zip Wire
Can you build a harness to transport an egg down a zip wire? This is a great activity for learning about friction. Try changing the type of string used to make the zip wire to investigate.
Save the Egg
Can you wrap an egg so well that it survives a drop down the egg chute?
What does it weigh
How many plastic eggs weigh as much as a chocolate egg? You could try measuring eggs too, how much bigger do you think a big egg is than a small egg?
Magnet Powered Egg Cars
Put a magnet inside a plastic egg and use magnet power to make a car move.
Eggy Toothpick Towers
Can you build a tower strong enough to support an egg using just toothpicks and plasticine?
Catapult an Egg
Can you build a craft stick catapult to catapult a plastic egg? We’ve been making egg shaped targets to shoot the eggs through too!
Egg Chain Reaction
Can you create a chain reaction using a chocolate egg? We used dominoes, a plastic pipe and a toy car for ours.
Pneumatic opening egg
This simple pneumatics based STEM challenge uses two syringes and a piece of plastic tubing to open a shoe box decorated like a chick inside an egg.
Finally, I’ve created a set of easy Easter STEM Challenge printable cards you might like!
More Easter STEM Challenge Ideas
The Educator’s Spin On It shows you how to build egg towers.
Inspiration Laboratories has a fun launching eggs activity.
How many helium balloons would it take to lift an empty egg and then an egg with something inside?
Can you hide different objects inside plastic eggs and ask a friend if they can guess what’s inside by the noise it makes?
We’ve got lots more fun Easter science ideas here too!
Can you think of any more egg STEM challenges?
Last Updated on March 10, 2022 by Emma Vanstone