Host a STEM Family Event at School

Your PTO or PTA can pull off a fun, educational STEM event with activities that are easy to do and won’t break the bank. Browse all the activities and choose the ones you like best, or pick one of our ready-made themes. Either way, you’ll have fun planning this awesome family event!

Bake s’mores in a solar oven, measure wind speed, capture kinetic energy, and more
balloon hover craft
Build an earthquake-proof structure, construct a marble run, make a hovercraft, and more
Make bouncy balls, a geyser, and elephant toothpaste
recycled paper
Recycle old paper into new paper, form craters on the moon, and learn why heat rises
Learn about codemaking and fingerprints, which shapes are strongest, and more
Use levers and other simple machines, explore sound, create static electricity, and more
soil in a bottle
Purify water, learn how germs spread, watch earthworms work, and more
wooden craft sticks energy sticks
Our six most exciting activities that are sure to capture your young scientists’ attention

Once you’ve downloaded your activities, it’s time to get planning!

Your download includes our free toolkit, full of expert tips and promotional materials to help your group pull off the most STEM-tastic school family event ever.

Watch a science night in action

While UL no longer sponsors our Family Science Night program, we appreciate their eight-year partnership with PTO Today to help make science and STEM learning fun for families!

STEM Learning Should Start in Elementary School

Our world is rapidly changing, and STEM is part of nearly every career and aspect of daily life. Kids naturally love to ask questions, explore, and discover, and research shows that exposing young children early and often to STEM subjects inspires them to become lifelong critical thinkers and real-world problem-solvers. And kids who miss out on STEM experiences before middle school are unlikely to pursue a STEM major or career—according to a Skyhook Foundation study, more than 90% of children lose long-term interest in STEM if they aren’t engaged with it by 5th grade.

Support Your School’s STEM Education Plan

Our kit lets you tailor the event to your school’s specific age groups, interests, and expected attendance. When you host a Family Science Night, families experience your school as a place of learning and fun while raising the profile of your parent group. Parents who get to know your group through enrichment events are more likely to become involved with your group as volunteers. Your Family Science Night is a great way to get families excited about both science and your parent group, setting the stage for your students’ academic success.

Still have questions? Call us at 800-644-3561; we’re here to help.

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