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  • New at-home activities collection | We have developed a new set of activity characteristics that will help caregivers and educators support at-home STEM learning. Check out the curated activity collection here!
  • Museums offering at-home activities | We are updating a list of museums that are sharing new online engagement resources during this challenging time—check it out here.
  • Read our update | We have been the one-stop location for STEM activities on the web for 10 years.  Read how we are continuing to help you reach learners with at-home resources during  this challenging time.
  • Explore our topic pages |  Not sure where to start searching? Try browsing activities organized by popular subjects and frameworks—like astronomy.
  • Our awards | We have been recognized by Homeschool Base,, the American Library Association, and the American Association of School Librarians.

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Search almost 3,500 of the very best STEM activities on the web. Find handpicked activities from your favorite science museums, public television stations, universities, and other educational organizations. All activities are available to anyone, free of charge. Start searching now and filter by age, material costs, and learning time to find exactly what you need for your educational program, class, or family.

After launching in 2010, and serving millions of web visitors, howtosmile has become the largest and longest running online collection of STEM activities for educators and learners from all over the world. Let us know what you think and send any suggestions for new resources by emailing us at

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Nature Journaling- The Ultimate Outdoor STEAM Activity

by: Matt.Jorge | 8.17.2021

Whether you live in the heart of a big city, the rural countryside, or any place in between, our backyards and neighborhoods are full of incredible nature for us to explore. Nature journaling is a STEAM activity that allows us to mindfully appreciate all of the diverse life around us. Not only is nature journaling a great way to get outside and have fun, it also can teach us and our learners important science process and creativity skills. And the best part? All you need is a notebook, something to write with, and a bit of curiosity!