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Easy No-Prep Homeschool STEM Resources

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.[see note 1]

The printable worksheets and e-books in the STEM-Inspirations free resource library 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.

Once kids understand how to draw simple 3D sketches using the free 3D Drawing Workbook, they can move on to designing in 3D using online software like TinkerCad, MorphiSketchup, and more.

Here are some of the free STEM resources available in the library 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!

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.

Fun, No-Prep STEM Workbooks

If you’re looking for more educational fun, these paperback STEM activity books available on Amazon 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 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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[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