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Coronavirus Update: Teach STEM at home the easy way with these NO-PREP printable worksheets and activity books

Whether you’re a parent who’s scrambling for simple ideas to keep your kids happy and productive, a teacher trying to engage students in learning through a remote classroom, or a veteran homeschooler, these easy no-prep STEM and STEAM printables and activity books can make your job easier.

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When kids are sitting around the house all day, it’s easy to slip into the mode of letting them play games for hours – even educational ones – on their smartphones, iPads and Nintendos.

Unplug from electronics

But it’s also important for their health to spend time unplugged from electronics. In this all-digital age, kids still need to be able to write with pencil and paper. And it’s a proven fact that the act of drawing helps kids learn better.[1]

These journals make science fun and help students take ownership of learning!

These printable worksheets and paperback activity books teach important content about science, technology, engineering, and math. At the same time, they help kids develop hand-eye coordination as well as spatial visualization skills.

Here are some of the easiest, no-prep ways to teach science, technology, engineering & math at home. These can be ordered from Amazon or Teachers Pay Teachers. Plus, STEM-Inspirations offers a free library of downloadable worksheets to get you started teaching today! (Scroll down for more information about the printables resource library.)

Fun, No-Prep STEM Workbooks

These paperback STEM activity books for kids ages 6-12 include unique science & engineering drawing and writing prompts, with simple projects using everyday objects (click on cover image for more information).

My Engineering Draw & Write Journal For Kids: 48 Fun Drawing and Writing Prompts to Learn about the Engineering Design Process

My Science Draw & Write Journal for Kids: 52 Unique Writing and Drawing Prompts to Help Young Scientists & Engineers Explore the World

Great for homeschoolers, primary & elementary classes, after-school care, and STEM and STEAM clubs.

  • Safe, simple science experiments using everyday objects.
  • Encourages development of 3D visualization for future architects and engineers.
  • Trains young minds to observe phenomena and record observations.
  • Promotes independent study.
  • Stimulates imagination & problem solving.

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The only cost for any of these downloadable STEM activity worksheets is your name and email. The library contains free STEM printables for elementary, middle school and high school students.

Here are some of the free STEM resources available now, with new products in the works!

This set of 20 decorated journal pages features inspiring quotes by noted African American scientists and engineers. Perfect for science notebooking, journaling, copywork, and essays.
This 3D Drawing Workbook teaches kids a fun and easy way to draw like an engineer. Once they understand how to make simple 3D isometric sketches, they can move on to designing in 3D using online software like TinkerCad, Morphi, Sketchup, and more. For more 3D drawing fun, check out this blog post!
This lesson and worksheet with answer key, vocabulary worksheet, discussion questions, notes page and sketch page, helps students understand how lasers are constructed (engineering) and the basic physics (science) that allows lasers to work.

Inspirational STEM quote by Katharine Johnson, NASA Human Computer and Mathematician
This black and white coloring page includes
an inspirational quote by Katherine Johnson, one of the African American “human computers” featured in the book and blockbuster movie Hidden Figures.

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[1] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tine.2012.08.001, accessed on 11/18/19 in  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211949312000038