It’s August! How can you make the best of the last month of summer during the global COVID-19 pandemic? In-person STEM camps may be closed, but you can still have fun learning about science and technology through a whole bunch of free online resources. Pick from any of these free, super cool, super fun STEM activities:

  • Microsoft’s Passport to Digital Fun: This free, virtual summer camp contains weeks’ worth of workshops! Kids earn digital badges for each workshop they complete. Among the six badges offered is a badge for STEM and Coding Missions
  • YouTube’s Virtual Summer Camp: Dubbed, “Camp YouTube,” the virtual summer camp series resides in the Learn@Home hub , an educational resource that YouTube launched after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools. The resource consists of more than 1,200 videos in four categories, one of which includes STEM (in addition to arts, sports, and adventure). 
  • Camp COVID: This free virtual summer camp, designed by two Michigan high schoolers, Camp COVID provides 26 different educational programs for elementary schoolers, including math and science. Sessions are held over Zoom and will continue through August.
  • The STEM with Spaceport America series: This free virtual summer camp, offered by Spaceport America, combines arts and crafts with STEM experiments. Recorded educational sessions are now available on the organization’s webpage.
  • Summer STEM Adventure: This free virtual STEM summer camp, organized by WITF broadcasting and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, combines PBS KIDS TV programs, craft activities, STEM games, and future STEM careers for elementary school students in kindergarten-4th grade.

Resources from TryEngineering

TryEngineering has curated free resources available to support teachers and parents during this unprecedented and challenging time. Learn about free STEM resources that let you learn from home.