Halloween STEM Activities for Teachers

Halloween STEM activities

Halloween is an exciting time of year, especially for teachers who want to incorporate fun and engaging activities into their lessons. In this blog post, we will explore a variety of Halloween-themed STEM activity ideas that are perfect for educators to try with older students. 

Spooky Circuitry

Looking to make electrical engineering more festive? Why not have your students create their own electrical Halloween decorations? You can help your students learn the fundamentals of circuit design and electricity by designing a building a circuit that powers visual or audio decor. Some examples include a glowing pumpkin sign or a spooky sound effects speaker.

Eerie Engineering

Engineering activities can be a fantastic way to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills in students. A great way for students to utilize these schools is with a “Haunted House Design Challenge,” where students are tasked with designing,  building, and decorating a haunted house model using various materials. They will need to consider factors such as stability, balance, and aesthetics to create a haunted house that will withstand the test of time. Students can also utilize mechanical skills to create a more interactive display.

Creepy Coding

There’s no doubt that coding has quickly become one of the most in-demand skills for an immense number of industries. Help your students get ahead by providing them with coding opportunities. One way to do this while incorporating Halloween would be to challenge your students to create a program that animates a ghost or a program that generates spooky interactive stories. These activities will not only foster creativity but also introduce students to basic programming concepts.

Mysterious Math

Mathematics may seem unrelated to Halloween, but there are plenty of math activities that can be integrated into the spooky season. In this section, we will unravel some enigmatic math challenges that will make students think outside the box. One example is the “Pumpkin Math Puzzles,” where students can solve math problems related to pumpkins, such as calculating the number of seeds in a pumpkin or finding the circumference of a pumpkin. These activities will demonstrate the practical applications of math in a fun and engaging way.

The Wrap-Up

Halloween is the perfect time to infuse excitement and curiosity into the classroom. By incorporating these Halloween-themed STEM activities, teachers can create a rich learning experience that combines fun with educational value. Whether it’s conducting chemistry experiments, engaging in engineering challenges, exploring technology, or unraveling math mysteries, these activities will spark students’ interest and deepen their understanding of STEM concepts. So, get ready to embrace the spirit of Halloween and inspire your students with these thrilling STEM activities!

Remember, learning doesn’t have to be scary – it can be a hauntingly good time!


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  • Rob Shield

    Rob Shield is based out of Columbus, Ohio. As Numerade's copywriter, Rob uses their extensive background in education to inform and shape the topics and content posted to the blog for educators, parents, and students alike.