STEM in Action Kits are the easy-to-implement solution for integrating science, math, literacy, and engineering skills within real-world problems.

Engineering the future together

STEM in ACTION modules are the easy-to-implement PreK-5 solution for integrating science, math, literacy, and engineering skills into real-world problems.

Benefits of Stem in Action

  • Engineering Design Practice - critical component of NGSS, state standards, and national initiatives
  • Ease-of-use - teacher-friendly materials all in one box
  • Curricular Economy - Literacy, math, and science are seamlessly integrated

STEM in Action kits were developed and field test in partnership with Texas A&M University and/or Purdue University

How It Works – Engineering Design Process

Hands-On Standards STEM in Action addresses national and state standards in Science, Math, and ELA with teacher-friendly modules that follow the Engineering Design Process. The STEM projects in this series strikes the perfect balance of rigor and ease-of-use.

Supplement your curriculum with STEM in Action

STEM in Action modules cover the major science genres: Life, Earth, and Physical. While modules are aligned to grade-level standards, the activities can easily be adapted for use one grade level higher or lower than the specified grade level.

Grade Life Earth Physical
K Coding Mouse Exploration Ron's Habitat Adventure Little Footprint Exploration Pam and Ava's Mapping Adventure Little Footprint Exploration Sunny Sandbox Exploration Ron's Ramp Adventure Sunny Sandbox Exploration Sound Bite Exploration Sidewalk Safety Exploration Ron's Ramp Adventure
1 Coding Mouse Exploration Seed Rescue Exploration Little Footprint Exploration Wild Feet Exploration Project Park Design Little Footprint Exploration Pam and Ava's Mapping Adventure Muddy Mats Exploration Sidewalk Safety Exploration Sound Bite Exploration Shadow Box Theater Exploration
2 Coding Mouse Exploration Coding Mouse Exploration Wild Feet Exploration Seed Rescue Exploration Project Park Design Sunny Sandbox Exploration Farmer Grady's Challenge Shrinking Shore Exploration Shrinking Shore Exploration Sound Bite Exploration Squeaky Clean Magnets Challenge Muddy Mats Exploration
3 Helping Hand Design Seed Rescue Exploration Wildlife Corridors Challenge Earthquake Technologies Challenge Shrinking Shore Exploration Farmer Grady's Challenge Digital Relay Challenge Solar House Design Challenge Shadow Box Theater Exploration Squeaky Clean Magnets Challenge
4 Helping Hand Design Food Deserts Challenge Wildlife Corridors Challenge Farmer Grady's Challenge Rainwater Runoff Challenge Earthquake Technologies Challenge Squeaky Clean Magnets Challenge Digital Relay Challenge Solar House Design Challenge
5 Wildlife Corridors Challenge Food Deserts Challenge Earthquake Technologies Challenge Rainwater Runoff Challenge Digital Relay Challenge Solar House Design Challenge Squeaky Clean Magnets Challenge The Great Toy Design Challenge

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PreK-K Modules

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Ron's Habitat Adventure

Children explore habitats and what animals need to survive. Then they design and test a patch that will help an injured turtle heal.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79849.................................$259.00

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Pam and Ava's Mapping Adventure

Children help Pam the Raccoon and Ava the Owl plan a new bike path through a mountain landscape.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79660.................................$259.00

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Gus and Nia's Shaking Adventure

Children explore shapes and stability as they help Gus the Frog and Nia the Squirrel make and test a clubhouse that is safe from the rumbling of nearby trains.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79670.................................$259.00

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Little Footprint Exploration

Students help plan a delivery route that saves gas and creates less polllution.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79820.................................$299.00

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Ron's Ramp Adventure

Children are challanged to build a ramp that allows Ron, a skateboarding armadillo, to go far - but not too far.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79610.................................$259.00

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Pam's Camping Adventure

Children figure out how to fit Pam the Raccoon, her friends, and their backpacks into the tent and what to do when tent poles are lost.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79650.................................$259.00

video

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Sunny Sandbox Exploration

Students explore the warming effects of the sun and learn about the engineering design process as they help design and build a covering to block the sun.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79630.................................$299.00

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Sidewalk Safety Exploration

Students explore slopes and speed as they help study a real-world example to design safe ways to slow a bicycle.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79810.................................$299.00

Grades 1-2 Modules

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Seed Rescue Exploration

Students find a way to pollinate the plants in a greenhose by creating a model plant pollinator.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79822.................................$299.00

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Coding Mouse Exploration

Students explore the basic needs of animals as they design a code for a programmable mouse to demonstrate their knowledge of everything a mouse needs to survive. Batteries included.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

86168.................................$299.00

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Wild Feet Exploration

Students explore the connection between nature and the human-made world by designing hiking shoes that use nature for inspiration.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79631.................................$299.00

video

Video coming soon!

Project Park Design

Students explore patterns of the Earth and the Sun to design a park plan with sunny benches.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

86416.................................$299.00

video

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Shrinking Shores Exploration

Students explore the power of ocean waves and come up with a model to protect the beach from erosion.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79812.................................$299.00

video

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Sound Bite Exploration

Students learn about sound waves and vibrations to develop a phone that helps friends tlk over a distance.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79811.................................$299.00

video

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Shadow Box Theater Exploration

Students build understanding of translucent and opaque as they plan, test, and redesign scenery for a shadow box theater.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79821.................................$299.00

video

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Muddy Mats Exploration

Students explore the properties of materials while they design an absorbent, non slippery mat to protect the house from muddy paws.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79632.................................$299.00

Grades 3-5 Modules

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Helping Hand Design

Students learn about animal adaptations and use their findings to plan, build, and test assistive technology for people who cannot bend over to pick up objects.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

86417.................................$299.00

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Wildlife Corridors Challenge

Students study animal needs, habitats, and range. Then they plan, build, and test a model of a wildlife corridor that will help animals cross a busy road safely.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79823.................................$299.00

video

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Food Deserts Challenge

Students investigate their own dietary needs. then they design and test systems for growing fresh produce without soil.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79815.................................$299.00

video

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Farmer Grady's Challenge

Students learn about weather-related hazards and design a system to protect Farmer Grady's crops from a hailstorm.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79613.................................$299.00

video

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Rainwater Runoff Design Challenge

Students investigate sources and types of water pollution. Then they design, build, and tst a model of subsoil that filters water through a rain garden.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79825.................................$299.00

video

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Squeaky Clean Magnets

Students explore the power of magnets and use them to make, test, and redesign a way to clean fish tanks without putting hands into the water.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79813.................................$299.00

video

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Solar House Design Challenge

Students learn about energy conservation and design a successful passive solar house.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79614.................................$299.00

video

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Digital Relay Challenge

Students learn how to use codes to protect information. then they design, build, and test a code transmission system.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79824.................................$299.00

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The Great Toy Design Challenge

Students identify materials based on their properties, evaluate competitor's toys, and design a superior toy to sell.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79815.................................$299.00

PreK-K Modules

Living, Things, Habitats 7 Survival

video

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Ron's Habitat Adventure

Children explore habitats and what animals need to survive. Then they design and test a patch that will help an injured turtle heal.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79849.................................$259.00

Earth Characteristics & Mapping

video

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Pam and Ava's Mapping Adventure

Children help Pam the Raccoon and Ava the Owl plan a new bike path through a mountain landscape.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79660.................................$259.00

Force, Stability & Balance

video

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Gus and Nia's Shaking Adventure

Children explore shapes and stability as they help Gus the Frog and Nia the Squirrel make and test a clubhouse that is safe from the rumbling of nearby trains.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79670.................................$259.00

Pollution & Human Impact

video

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Little Footprint Exploration

Students help plan a delivery route that saves gas and creates less polllution.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79820.................................$299.00

Forces Acting on Objects

video

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Ron's Ramp Adventure

Children are challanged to build a ramp that allows Ron, a skateboarding armadillo, to go far - but not too far.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79610.................................$259.00

Building Structures & Stability

video

Check out the video!

Pam's Camping Adventure

Children figure out how to fit Pam the Raccoon, her friends, and their backpacks into the tent and what to do when tent poles are lost.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79650.................................$259.00

Sunlight, Heating & Cooling

video

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Sunny Sandbox Exploration

Students explore the warming effects of the sun and learn about the engineering design process as they help design and build a covering to block the sun.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79630.................................$299.00

Sunlight, Heating & Cooling

video

Check out the video!

Sidewalk Safety Exploration

Students explore slopes and speed as they help study a real-world example to design safe ways to slow a bicycle.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79810.................................$299.00

Grades 1-2 Modules

Lifecycle, Seeds & Pollination

video

Check out the video!

Seed Rescue Exploration

Students find a way to pollinate the plants in a greenhose by creating a model plant pollinator.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79822.................................$299.00

Basic Needs of Animals

video

Check out the video!

Coding Mouse Exploration

Students explore the basic needs of animals as they design a code for a programmable mouse to demonstrate their knowledge of everything a mouse needs to survive. Batteries included.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

86168.................................$299.00

Wild Feet Exploration

video

Check out the video!

Wild Feet Exploration

Students explore the connection between nature and the human-made world by designing hiking shoes that use nature for inspiration.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79631.................................$299.00

Sun & Earth

video

Video coming soon!

Project Park Design

Students explore patterns of the Earth and the Sun to design a park plan with sunny benches.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

86416.................................$299.00

Water & Erosion

video

Check out the video!

Shrinking Shores Exploration

Students explore the power of ocean waves and come up with a model to protect the beach from erosion.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79812.................................$299.00

Sound Waves & Vibration

video

Check out the video!

Sound Bite Exploration

Students learn about sound waves and vibrations to develop a phone that helps friends tlk over a distance.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79811.................................$299.00

Light, Shadow & Illimuniation

video

Check out the video!

Shadow Box Theater Exploration

Students build understanding of translucent and opaque as they plan, test, and redesign scenery for a shadow box theater.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79821.................................$299.00

Material Properties

video

Check out the video!

Muddy Mats Exploration

Students explore the properties of materials while they design an absorbent, non slippery mat to protect the house from muddy paws.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79632.................................$299.00

Grades 3-5 Modules

Helping Hand Design

video

Video coming soon!

Helping Hand Design

Students learn about animal adaptations and use their findings to plan, build, and test assistive technology for people who cannot bend over to pick up objects.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

86417.................................$299.00

Habitats & Survival

video

Check out the video!

Wildlife Corridors Challenge

Students study animal needs, habitats, and range. Then they plan, build, and test a model of a wildlife corridor that will help animals cross a busy road safely.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79823.................................$299.00

Plants & Cycling of Energy

video

Check out the video!

Food Deserts Challenge

Students investigate their own dietary needs. then they design and test systems for growing fresh produce without soil.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79815.................................$299.00

Severe Weather & Hazards

video

Check out the video!

Farmer Grady's Challenge

Students learn about weather-related hazards and design a system to protect Farmer Grady's crops from a hailstorm.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79613.................................$299.00

Water on Earth & Pollution

video

Check out the video!

Rainwater Runoff Design Challenge

Students investigate sources and types of water pollution. Then they design, build, and tst a model of subsoil that filters water through a rain garden.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79825.................................$299.00

Magnetic Force

video

Check out the video!

Squeaky Clean Magnets

Students explore the power of magnets and use them to make, test, and redesign a way to clean fish tanks without putting hands into the water.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79813.................................$299.00

Solar Energy

video

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Solar House Design Challenge

Students learn about energy conservation and design a successful passive solar house.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79614.................................$299.00

Waves, Codes & circuits

video

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Digital Relay Challenge

Students learn how to use codes to protect information. then they design, build, and test a code transmission system.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79824.................................$299.00

Changes in Matter, Solids & Fluids

video

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The Great Toy Design Challenge

Students identify materials based on their properties, evaluate competitor's toys, and design a superior toy to sell.

SMALL PARTS (1) Not for children under 3yrs

79815.................................$299.00


All the materials you need are inluded

Each STEM in Action module includes teacher resources, activities, and materials for six small groups to work on a STEM activity.

Early Childhood PreK

  • 4 Teacher-directed Activity Cards and a Quick Start Card with helpful hints
  • Story poster
  • Blackline masters – 25 sheets of 4-different BLMs
  • All the materials needed for 24 students

4 activities, each 20 minutes per day

Primary Grades K-2

  • 6 Student Activity Books (Grades 1–2)
  • Kindergarten modules include teacher activity cards and a story poster
  • Teacher Guide with supportive visuals
  • All the materials needed for up to 30 students

5–8 lessons, each 30 minutes or less per day

Intermediate Grades 3-5

  • 6 Student Activity Books with activities based on the 3 dimensions of NGSS
  • Teacher Guide
  • All the materials needed for up to 30 students

5–8 lessons, each 60 minutes per day

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