By incorporating art into your science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies, students can not only apply the principals learned but can also explore their creativity and ingenuity. Here are a handful of art projects to help build STEAM skills.
Science & Art:
Our Family Code – How to Make Awesome Sharpie Art with Science – Explore the properties of solubility with this colorful art project using sharpie markers and alcohol.
Planning Playtime – How to Grow Crystal Geodes – Create beautiful salt and egg crystal geodes with easy to do project.
Stay at Home Educator – Oil and Water Droplet Painting – Kids will enjoy discovering the chemistry of water and oil with this fun art experiment.
Steamsational - Wildflower Unit Study for Elementary: 3D Parts of a Flower Model – Using simple materials, children will learn the parts of a rose while building a lovely model of the rose. When you are done, be sure to browse around the Steamsational website for more STEAM activities.
Kids STEAM Lab - Pendulum Painting Made Easy – Your students will love learning about the forces of motion and gravity with this cool art activity.
Babble Dabble Do - Science & Art for Kids: Salt Pendulum – Continue your exploration of kinetic energy with this variation of pendulum painting.
Technology & Art:
STEAM Powered Family - How To Build A Circuit Flower – Circuits For Kids – These beautiful coffee filter flowers combine chromatography and simple circuitry to create something lovely.
Research Parent – Coding a LEGO Maze – Even young children can begin to understand the building blocks of programming with this creative, hands on activity using LEGOs and the free printable at this site.
Kids STEAM Lab - DIY Art Bot: Easy Art Project for Kids – Here is another great activity from the Kid STEAM Lab using a battery-operated electric toothbrush, a pool noodle, markers and a few other easy to find supplies. The end result is a cool "robotic" doodling tool.
Engineering & Art:
Little Bins for Little Hands – Best Structure Building Activities for Kids STEM Projects – You will find lots of great ideas for using simple things you probably have around the house already to engineer all kinds of things.
Frugal Fun 4 Boys – 4 Engineering Challenged for Kids – Using just cups, craft sticks, and wooden blocks, challenge your children with these building activities.
Kids Activities – 15 Easy Catapults to make with Kids – This page gathers together links for creating catapults as well as resources to incorporate them into your studies.
Kaplan – DIY Robot Hand STEAM Activity – you kids will get a kick out of creating and testing out this simple to create robot hand. Be The One provides a different version you might want to try as well.
Math & Art:
Create Art with Me - Flextangle STEAM Art Project – While this is a heavily ad-supported website, if you scroll beyond those you will find great information on Flextangles and a downloadable template to create your own.
Little Bins for Little Hands – Styrofoam Shape Geoboard STEAM Activity – Create geometric masterpieces with this simple to do idea.
Teach Beside Me – Architecture STEM: Area and Perimeter City – This great idea will keep your kids busy for some time as they design and build their city all the while practicing math and engineering skills.
StudentGuide - The Best Math Art on the Web – On this page you will find loads of links to all types of math art related resources and projects.