Below you will find archives for all of the STEM activities articles we’ve published in IEEE Spark. Activities include DIY projects and experiments you can do at home to explore different STEM fields, like building your own speaker, exploring nanoparticles with sugar, and more!
Speakers are in all sorts of objects you see and use every day—stereos, telephones, movie theaters, concert halls, iPods, and more. Speakers work by turning an electrical signal into a sound you can hear. In this activity, you can create your own speaker by creating an electromagnet and using a Styrofoam plate as your cone.Read More
Large-scale particles and nanoparticles can exhibit very different properties. One of the main reasons nanoparticles behave differently is that they have much higher surface area than larger particles. In this activity you can try growing sugar crystals to explore how surface area can change at the nanoscale.Read More
Get ready to boldly take on the role of an engineer in space at a museum near you! IEEE has developed a unique hands-on museum exhibit that invites students to test their engineering skills on an incredible simulated space flight.
You’ve probably played lots of computer or phone based games — but would you like to try making your own game? We’ve gathered and tested lots of available software and in this activity you can build your own game.Read More
Did you know that IEEE has 38 different technical societies that focus on specialized fields of interest? Many gaming professionals are members of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society.