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10 Silly, Creative, Fun Questions to Encourage STEM thinking

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It’s never too early to help kids think creatively about STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering, and math. Here are a few fun questions for kids to help them think about building, gravity, and measuring. There are no perfect answers — the goal is just to have fun thinking about these topics.

Building & Measuring

1. If you had to measure your height in Oreos, how many Oreos tall do you think you would be?

2. What are 5 things you need to make a fort in your house?

3. Besides a mountain, what else could you make out of mashed potatoes?

4. If you could build a house out of any material, what would it be and why?

5. If you had all the LEGOs in the world, and the time to do it, what would you build?

Understanding the World Around Us

6. What would happen if earth lost its gravity for a day?

7. What would happen if we humans could start living in space? Would you want to live in outer space? How come?

8. Why do you think soda has bubbles in it? Why does it stay fizzy?

Inventive Thinking

9. Build your own board game. What does the board look like, what are the game pieces, and how do you win?

10. 100 years from now, what do you hope has been invented?

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Mckenna Saady is a staff writer and digital content lead for ParentsTogether. Before working for nonprofits such as the Human Rights Campaign and United Way, Mckenna spent nearly a decade as a child care provider and Pre-K teacher. Originally from Richmond, VA, she now lives in Philadelphia and writes poetry, fiction, and children’s literature in her spare time.