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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!

Build Your Own Speakers

June 2014

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

The Surface Area Effect

April 2014

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

Blast off with IEEE E-Scientia!

June 2013

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.

Build Your Own Game!

July 2012

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

How IEEE Supports Gaming Pros

July 2012

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.


Explore Wearables with Hands-On Kits and Camps

Want to try making your own wearable device? There are kits that can help you build or program your own wearable. Or, if you want a more immersive experience, check out a tech camp or workshop to give wearable design a try.

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Sharing and Securing Wearable Tech

The IEEE and its members have been at the forefront of wearable technology, working to share advancements and research, highlight security concerns, and develop standards for wearable development, communication, and security.

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