Engaging STEM Activities for Earth Day

Let’s get ready for Earth Day (April 22) with some engaging STEM activities for kids. We’re certain they will enjoy them while learning at the same time! A few of these STEM resources will allow students to enjoy the warmer weather outside. At the same time, some of the activities here will be appropriate for indoor educational experiences, too.

We hope what we have gathered here will further enhance your STEM teaching portfolio. In addition, we hope these timely Earth Day resources will further enrich your students’ STEM learning experiences, too!

STEM Activities for Earth Day

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Hands-on Earth Day Activities & Resources

Growing Seeds in Eggshells – Simple Science Activity from STEAMsational (K-5)

This spring, celebrate new life and growing things with the growing seeds in eggshells science project. Your kids will love growing these tiny gardens as one of their science experiments for kids.  It’s the perfect addition to your spring STEM activities! Earth Day is all about celebrating and taking care of our world. For one of this year’s Earth Day STEM activities. (Indoor or outdoor activity.)

Earth Day STEM Activities For Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands (PreK-5)

April! Spring! Earth Day! We all know that Earth day should be everyday; however, it is highly recognized on a specific day during the month of April. Explore the world around you with these neat Earth Day science experiments and projects, as you conserve water and energy, recycle and reuse, and tread lightly on our planet everyday.

Earth Day STEM Activities by Grace Pisano, Study.com (Gr. 1-6)

On April 22, countries around the world celebrate Earth Day to thank the earth for what it does for people everywhere, and to bring attention to the necessity of protecting the earth. There are opportunities for both group and individual work in these activities.

Environmental Science for Earth Day by Amy Cowen, Science Buddies (Gr. 4-12)

Use these FREE STEM lessons and activities to celebrate Earth Day and explore related environmental science aimed at using STEM to help protect the Earth and solve challenges we face for the future.

Digital Earth Day Activities & Resources

Celebrate Earth Day 2022! FREE Earth Day Poster from Amplify (All Grades)

Request your FREE downloadable Earth Day poster AND receive additional FREE resources to help you and your students celebrate this special day to safe our planet. Registration with email address is required to access. A hard copy of the post will also be mailed to the address you provide.

Celebrate Earth Day with These Virtual STEM Activities from TryEngineering.com (Gr.4-8)

Rainy Earth Day? Kids stuck at home indoors? You and they can still celebrate Earth Day with a number of fun virtual events and learn all about STEM in the process. Check out these engaging yet virtual resources!

Earth Day is such a great time to get our students excited about getting creative and connected with nature. That doesn’t mean you have to give up technology or STEM activities though. With some clever Earth Day STEM activities, you can celebrate our awesome planet in creative ways your students will love! Here are my top 4 favorite Earth Day STEM activities.

4 Earth Day STEM Activities to Challenge Your Students from Dena, Miss Tech Queen (Gr. 4-8)

Earth Day is such a great time to get students excited about being creative and getting connected with nature. That doesn’t mean you have to give up technology or STEM activities, however. With these clever Earth Day STEM activities, you can celebrate our awesome planet in creative ways your students will love! Discover 4 favorite and engaging Earth Day STEM activities right here.

Earth Day Resources for Teachers & Parents

5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrate Earth Day by Amy Erin Borovoy, Edutopia (K-12)

Jump-start your Earth Day lesson plans with these great videos and resources for students of all ages.

Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas by Matt Davis, Edutopia (K-12)

Discover a variety of resources from around the web for incorporating Earth Day into your class

Best FREE Earth Day Lessons & Activities by Diana Restifo, Tech & Learning (K-12)

These FREE Earth Day lessons and activities will help teachers explore this crucial subject with K-12 students in an engaging, age-appropriate way.

Earth Day and the Environment PODCAST – Episode 12 from C-SPAN (28 min.)

Looking for resources to celebrate Earth Day? Searching for content for students to explore environmental policy? Tune in to discover C-SPAN programs to use in your classroom.