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Science unit studies and STEM lesson plans are a fun way to bring any learning topic to life. These unit studies offer hundreds of learning ideas and themes all in one place!

You’ll find a year’s worth of hands-on learning ideas in this collection of thematic units perfect for the classroom, preschool, daycare, summer camp, or homeschool. Unless otherwise noted, these science unit studies are intended for children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary.

STEM unit studies offer a fun, hands-on way to learn a lot about one single topic. You can use thematic units to learn about all sorts of things including all four elements of STEM, science, technology, engineering, and math! And of course, the A, art.

Science unit studies and STEM thematic unit ideas are a fun way to bring any learning topic to life. These science unit studies offer hundreds of STEM learning ideas!

Science Thematic Units Perfect for Teaching STEM

Use these theme ideas to kick start your learning activities in the classroom or at home!

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What are Science Lesson Plans?

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A science thematic unit is a framework for teaching everything a young child needs to know, all centered around a central theme.

Thematic units and unit studies include elements of math, reading, social studies, science, language arts, and STEM. Most thematic units are used at the preschool and kindergarten level, although you can also study using some elements of unit studies in older grades.

Many homeschooling families use the concept of thematic units to teach STEM well into middle school.

Use the following STEM thematic units for preschool and thematic units for kindergarten in your classroom or homeschool and find everything you need to explore theme units in your classroom.

Resources for Making Your Own STEM Themes

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Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers
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A Guide for Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units
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The Complete List of Science Lesson Plans

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Use these unit study ideas to build a complete curriculum around a specific theme! Kids will love these hands-on, memorable thematic unit ideas.

Creative STEM Themes

Who says lesson planning has to be hard? These creative STEM lesson plans will make planning your science and STEM lessons so easy!

Fairy Tale STEM Activities

Candy STEM Activities

Circus STEM Activities

STEAM Art Projects

Unicorn Theme Activities

Pirate Theme

Camping STEM Unit

Star Wars Unit Study

Weather Unit Study

Tree Thematic Unit

Minute to Win It STEM Activities

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Spring Thematic Units

Spring Lesson Plans

Frog Theme

Wildflower Theme

Earth Day STEM Activities

Earth Science Experiments

Rainbow Theme

Easter STEAM Unit

Egg Theme

I Am a Bunny Unit Study

Peeps Unit Study

Preschool STEM Activities

Summer Themes for Kids

When it’s hot out, try these fun summer thematic unit ideas!

Pirate summer camp

DIY math summer camp

Color Summer Camp

Backyard Space Camp

DIY Slime Camp

Backyard Art Summer Camp

Outer Space Unit Study for Elementary Kids

Fall Thematic Units

Try these Fall STEM activities when temperatures starts to drop!

Fall STEM Challenges

STEAM Pumpkin Unit Study

Fall STEM Activities

Fall Activities for Active Learners

Thanksgiving STEM Activities

Winter Thematic Units

These winter STEM projects are perfect for doing when it’s cold out!

Winter STEM Activities

St. Patrick’s Day STEM Theme

Shadow STEM Activities

New Year’s Preschool STEM Activities

Christmas STEM Theme

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