STEM Projects for Remote Learners

Leap Academy University Charter School Title I STEM Event

STEM Projects K-8 LEAP students can complete at home with their families for extra credit!

Prizes Awarded!

3 student entries will be chosen at random to win a prize on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. More details to follow.

The Vernon and Shirley Hill FabLab

The world is changing fast, and our students at LEAP are prepared for future careers in STEM. While we may not know now what those careers will look like, embedding STEM into the curriculum fosters a lifelong love of learning that will enable students to acquire the skills needed to succeed. At LEAP students are the innovators of design in the Vernon and Shirley Hill FabLab through a generous donation from their benefactors.


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Choose your own project

1. Step 1: Choose the type of STEM project you want to do

2. Step 2: Find 1 or more of these object in your house.

3. Step 3: SPIN the wheel

4. Create the project that the wheel suggests!

5. Record yourself on FLIP GRID for a class extra credit grade.

Directions for the STEM Project to complete at home

Just click play on the video below (English and Spanish)
STEM Spinner for Remote Learners!

Show us your STEM Project

1. Create a FLIP GRID video by opening the link below

2. Record yourself describing the items you used to create your project

3. Explain how you made your project

4. Post your video

5. Your teacher will give you extra credit.

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All student FLIP GRID videos will be reviewed by a district educator before being released.

Ms. Pilla explains how to use FLIP GRID below.

FLIP Grid hello!
Turn Milk into Plastic! Lesson Plan Introduction

NGSS Alignment

This lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:

  • MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
  • MS-PS1-3. Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.


Materials per student:

  • Work surface that is safe to get damp
  • Prepared hot milk (1 cup)
  • Styrofoam® or other heat-resistant cup
  • White or distilled vinegar (4 tsp.)
  • Paper towels (6)
  • Spoon (1)
  • Optional: food coloring, glitter, or markers


CLICK HERE to make a short video and explanation of your science experiment.
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Everyday STEM: Simple strategies for teachers

Check out the NJ STEM Pathways Network. There is even an example of a STEM model curriculum

The We Are Teacher blog shares these lesson ideas.

Leap Academy University Charter School TITLE I Family Stem Event

Dana M. Pilla, M.A, Ed.M.

Director of Online Learning & Instructional Programs

Supervisor of Instruction

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