15+ Awesome Autumn STEM Activities


Pumpkins, cooler weather, crunchy leaves…autumn is such a fun and exciting time of the year. Now that the heat of summer has subsided and you’re settling into a normal, daily homeschool routine, it’s the perfect time to add in something new. Hopefully, this list of autumn STEM activities will get you and your family excited!

15+ Awesome Autumn STEM Activities

If you’re not familiar, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering. Ideally, a STEM lesson will encompass each of these disciplines, but even touching on only one or two will add a beneficial time of study to your homeschool day.

While I’m going to share some of my favorite autumn STEM ideas, you may want to come up with your own ideas or plan out something that more specifically fits your family’s interests.

If so, you may like this post which spells out exactly how to plan your own STEM lesson. (It even includes a free printable template!)

STEM Ideas for Fall

I’ve organized this post into 3 different fall STEM categories: leaves, apples, and pumpkins. So if you’re looking for something specifically related to one of these fall favorites, check out the list below!

Leaf STEM Ideas

Apple STEM Ideas

  • Slicing Apples Math Activity – Help kids understand how to compose and decompose numbers with apples and number bonds with this simple activity (free printable pages included).
  • Erupting Apples – This is a science activity your kids will love-make an erupting apple volcano!
  • Building Apple Structures – This post has lots of fun ideas for ways to build and learn with apples.
  • Exploring the Five Senses with Apples – This is another really simple way to explore (free printable included).
  • Why Do Apples Turn Brown? – Test out a variety of ideas for keeping apples from turning brown (and learn about the scientific method in the process).
  • Apple Life Cycle – Learn about the life cycle of an apple and grab the free, printable spinner!

Pumpkin STEM Ideas:

Do you enjoy fall-themed learning? What are some of your favorite STEM activities to try out in autumn? Share with us! We’d love to know what activities your family enjoys!

Bethany Lake

About the author

Bethany is a former math teacher and the mom behind the blog, MathGeekMama.com. Her passion is to help excite, encourage and challenge kids to love math by helping parents and teachers teach in a way that makes sense.

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