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UWindsor Engineering STEM Activities for Grades K to 12

UWindsor's Faculty of Engineering Outreach Team has developed a range of hands-on activities for students in Grades K to 12 that focus on engineering and STEM-based learning. 

Elementary and secondary school teachers are invited to use these resources in-class or for remote STEM learning. Parents and guardians are also encouraged to download these activities as fun projects for children to do at home. 

All activities have been developed to meet Ontario curriculum standards and involve the design and construction of an engineering-related project that introduces engineering and other STEM concepts to participants. 

The materials required for each activity are common household items.

NOTE – Some activities require parental/teacher supervision and/or assistance. It is highly recommended to read the instructions prior to starting the activity.

Grades K to 2

Downhill Skier
Create your own Bouncing Ball

Grades 3 to 5

Creating an Electromagnet
Tall and Strong Towers

Grades 6 to 8

Design a Pop Bottle Water Wheel
Insulated Container and Heat Transfer

Grades 9 to 10

Building Earthquake Resistant Structures
The Mousetrap Car

Grades 11 to 12

Design a Catapult
Building a Rube Goldberg Machine



Mike Konstantino
Engineering Outreach Coordinator