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8 Creative and Fun March STEM Activities for Elementary

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If you need March STEM activities and MArch STEAM activities, we’ve got you covered! Find directions for our favorite March STEM ideas here.

If you need March STEM activities and MArch STEAM activities, we've got you covered! Find directions for our favorite March STEM ideas here.

If you can’t get enough of these March STEM challenges, don’t forget to check out our complete list of creative STEM activities for kids and our simple science experiments for kids!

March STEM Challenges for the Elementary Classroom

When it comes to seasonal STEM activities, we have something for every month of the year!

This month, we’re featuring STEM activities for March, with fun themes like:

  • Weather
  • Rainbows
  • Insects
  • Flowers
  • Gardening
  • And more!

Keep reading to find directions for these projects and to get the March science lesson plans for each of these ideas!

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What You Need for March STEM Activities

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Keep these supplies on hand to make it easy to complete any of the STEM activities on this list!

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Get the March STEAM Activity Pack!

The March STEAM pack contains instructions and worksheets for all 8 of the free March STEM prompts in our freebie!

If you’re ready to simplify your lesson planning, download your pack now!

Why are Hands-on STEM Activities Important?

Hands-on STEM activities help bring the world and difficult scientific concepts to life for kids.

Kids may find it difficult to conceptulize that the earth has weather patterns, but if you make a model of weather patterns in a jar, then kids can see how it works first-hand.

Bringing concepts to life make them more real for children, and also helps them to remember concepts far longer than just reading about something and taking a quiz.

Kids involved with STEM also are more likely to solve problems creatively and not get frustrated by difficulties in the future because they are used to solving problems in a step-by-step, logical way.

And, best of all, teaching science with hands-on activities is just plain fun!

March STEM Activities for Elementary

These March STEM ideas will kickstart any STEM lesson planning in March and include fun seasonal themes like butterflies, flowers, weather, rain, and more!

There is a lot of science that can be learned in March!

Make a rainstorm in a jar

A rainstorm in a jar is a fun project to make to represent how clouds work. You can also learn about the water cycle and weather patterns using this March science activity.

Make a butterfly garden

Learn what type of flowers butterflies like in your area! Plant them and observe what sort of butterflies visit you all year round!

Find the most energy-efficient window design

This science experiment would make a great elementary science fair project. My daughter used it for her 5th grade science fair!

Plant a vegetable garden

A vegetable garden is a wonderful way to teach kids about how plants grow and the science of gardening.

Plant what is native to your area and keep it growing all year long for an entire year’s worth of gardening science knowledge.

Make a walking rainbow

A walking rainbow is a fun project to make to learn about color mixing and to learn about absorption and why a paper towel can hold water!

Sprout seeds on a sponge

A sponge is a fun way to sprout seeds! Follow the directions in the March STEAM activity pack to learn how to use a sponge as a seed-sprouting medium!

Make a 3D flower model

You can learn all about the parts of a flower when you make a 3D flower model.

Kids can also learn about the life cycle of flowers! It’s a fun way to bring botany to life!

Build a tornado model in a jar

Teach kids about weather patterns and preparing for severe weather with this tornado model in a jar!

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