STEM Challenges

Children who are working on their Reading BINGO challenges have two squares on each card for Nature Challenges.
You can select any two of the challenges below. And of course, you are welcome to do as many as you want just for fun.

PreK-5th Grade
Hurley Library STEM Activities [PDF]
Challenges: 3 Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella's Coach, Rapunzel's Tower. PreS/Early Elem
Woodland PlayhouseSeedy Science [YouTube]
Small Containers, Seeds, and Dirt. PreS/Early Elem

Little Eggsperiment [YouTube]
2 Mason Jars, Water, 2 Eggs, Pepper, and 2 Cups Vinegar. PreS/Early Elem

Another Eggsperiment [YouTube]
3 Mason Jars, Water, Eggs, Salt, Sugar, and Baking Soda, PreS/Early Elem
Town of Ulster Library LEGO Challenge [PDF]
Supplies: About 50 LEGOs and a stuffed animal about the size of a Beanie Baby. PreS/Early Elem
Gardiner Library Fireworks in a Jar [PDF]
Supplies: Jar, Oil, Water, and Food Color. PreS/Early Elem
Town of Esopus Magic Dancing Rice [Website]
Supplies: White Vinegar, Baking Soda, Rice, Clear Jar, Water, Food Coloring (optional). PreS/Early Elem
Town of Esopus Wind Indicator [Website]
Supplies: Construction Paper, Tape, Scissors, Small Fan, Chair or Table, Various Small Weights: feather, crayon, clothespin, and cotton swab. PreS/Early Elem
Highland Library LEGO Challenge [Website]
Supplies: Vary with project. Elem
Highland Library Make a Lava Lamp [Website]
Supplies: Flask, Vegetable Oil, Water, Food Coloring, and Alka-seltzer. Elem
Highland Library Marshmallow and Toothpick Building Challenge [Website]
Supplies: Marshmallow and Toothpicks. Elem
Highland Library Popsicle Stick Bridge [Website]
Supplies: About 140 Popsicle Sticks and Glue. Elem
Highland Library Make Ice Cream [Website]
Supplies: Measuring Spoons and Cups, Sugar, Half and Half, Vanilla Extract, Rock or Table Salt, Ice Cubes, Pint or Gallon Sealable Bags, Oven Mitts and Timer. Elem

Gardiner Library Heart Catapult [PDF]
Supplies: Craft Sticks, Rubber Bands, Small Lid, Hot Glue Gun, and Conversation Hearts. Elem
Town of Esopus Daily Math Game [Website]
Supplies: Computer and Internet. Elem
Middle/Teen
Town of Esopus 3D Project [PDF]
Supplies: Computer capable of running the website www.tinkercad.com. Mid/Teen
Monterey Bay Aquarium Kelp Game [Apple or Google Play]
Kids can also learn about kelp forests as they build their own. Supplies: Computer capable of running the app. Mid/Teen
Monterey Bay Aquarium Courses [Website]
Courses: Teens Can Make a Difference and Extreme Sea. Mid Sch/Teen
Smithsonian Geography From Space Game [Website]
Complete three games from previous years. Mid Sch/Teen
Kingston Rube Goldberg Machine
[PDF] Supplies: Varies with Project. Mid/Teen.

Hurley Library STEM Activities [PDF]
Challenges: Color Changing Flowers, Solar Oven Smores, Become a Film Maker, Build a Catapult. Teen
Gardiner Library STEM Activities [PDF}
Dare "Devilish Eggs", Good Vibrations, Fantasy Island, Design a Tie-Dye T-Shirt, Fan Art. Teen
NYSCI DIY Science Tutorials [Website]
Parents can bring NYSCI’s popular Maker Space workshop area into their homes with more than 10 tutorials that use supplies that parents may already have on hand. The collection of free, online activities includes tape casting, acrylic paint marbling, book binding, glue masks and DIY lightsabers. All Ages.