Fall is the time for all things pumpkin. This is especially true in October.
It just makes sense, when looking for fun STEM activities for kids to do in the fall, that pumpkins are involved.
These pumpkin STEM activities are easy to do and don’t require a lot of fancy equipment. They’d be fun to do at school, at a scout meeting, or with the kids at home.
Pumpkin activities are perfect for October.
Many of these activities can be done either before, or after, you’ve finished with your no-carve decorated pumpkin ideas. I love when we can use things more than once!
If your child loves doing STEM, I suggest keeping these STEM supplies available at home. These are some of the most often used supplies when it comes to kids STEM/STEAM projects.
Having them handy allows your child to explore and get creative whenever the mood strikes. Plus, it saves you from having to take last minute trips to the store before starting a project.
For more fall themed STEM fun, check out our apple wrecking ball.
Pumpkin STEM Activities
Pumpkin Pulley — Kids will have fun turning that plastic pumpkin into a simple pulley system and using it to carry toys and other items.
Pumpkin Catapult — Create your very own mini catapults. Then use them to fling tiny pumpkins across the room. Who can get their pumpkin to go the farthest? You can even use this as a fun game for the kids that is perfect for fall.
Pumpkin Clock — Discover how you can use mini pumpkins to make a working clock. This one is perfect for elementary and middle school aged kids.
Dissolving Candy Pumpkins — What will dissolve the candy the fastest? Make a hypothesis and carry out your own tasty experiment to find the answer.
Candy Pumpkin Tower — How tall can you make your tower before it collapses? The pumpkin shaped candy in this STEM challenge makes it fun to do all fall.
Halloween Skittles Experiment — Put those tiny candies to good use in this simple science activity.
Pumpkin Sink or Float — Do pumpkins sink or float? Toddlers and preschoolers will have fun testing out their hypothesis in this simple activity.
Rotting Pumpkin Science — Once those pumpkins are past their prime, keep them for this simple “gross science” activity.
Squishy Circuit Pumpkin — Kids will have fun learning about circuits when the turn old pool noodles into glowing Jack-O-Lanterns.
Pumpkin Volcano — Fizzy science is always a hit with kids. Challenge your child to turn that pumpkin into a foaming volcano. This one is so much fun they’ll be begging to do it over and over.
These pumpkin STEM activities are perfect for fall. For more fun ideas for October, check out these Halloween STEM activities.
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