STEM Projects

For rising 4th through 12th graders and more broadly, teachers, students, and learners of all ages

The Edgerton Center's "Do-It-Yourself" instructional guides promote STEM skills and awareness. While each guide contains materials lists and step-by-step procedures, we encourage you to pursue the learning goals as you see fit—substituting materials, tinkering, and exploring concepts as your interest leads. 


Guidelines for Use and Distribution of MIT Edgerton Center STEM Project Materials

> Edgerton Center K-12 STEM Projects are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Several of the K-12 STEM projects were created with financial support from our non-MIT collaborators who may use the projects for commercial purposes.

> You are free to Share (copy and redistribute) or Adapt (remix, transform, or build upon) our materials, provided that you attribute this work as summarized below and detailed in the Creative Commons license specified above. You may only use the material for NonCommercial purposes.

> Proper Attribution requires that you provide the following:  the name of the creator (MIT Edgerton Center) and other parties that collaborated or provided funding for the work, a copyright notice, this license notice, a disclaimer notice, a link to the material, and indications of changes that were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

> If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must ShareAlike - distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

When sharing or adapting, there are to be no additional restrictions — you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

> In your advertising materials, you may say that your program uses curriculum developed by the MIT Edgerton Center, and where appropriate, provide a link to our home page:  http://edgerton.mit.edu/. You may not describe your program as a partnership or collaboration with MIT or the MIT Edgerton Center.

> Help others to find us by citing the MIT Edgerton Center K-12 website where a variety of curriculum materials are available for download.

> In your advertising materials, you may say that your program uses curriculum developed by the MIT Edgerton Center, and where appropriate, provide a link to our home page  You may not describe your program as a partnership or collaboration with MIT or the MIT Edgerton Center. You may not use the Institute's name in ways that suggest or imply MIT endorsement of your organization, program, or services.

Kinetic Sculpture - Newly Revised!

Students are introduced to key concepts and skills of kinetic sculpture, including balance, gearing, energy sources and design-oriented thinking.

Read More