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20 Cool STEM Activities to
Learn About Ancient Times

Have your children been begging to learn about Ancient Times but you have wanted to bring history to life with STEM activities? I have gathered a variety of activities for Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman times so that your child will have fun learning with these cool STEM activities. Both boys and girls will enjoy creating these activities while learning all about Ancient History in the process!


Bring ancient history to life for your tech-loving kids with these hands-on STEM projects.


Have fun building an Archimedes Screw to bring water up from a bowl through the tube to another container like Frugal Fun 4 Boys did.


You can create your own Ancient Egyptian Calculator using Lego bricks just like Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool shows you all about Ancient Egyptian Math and fractions.



Make your very own sundial with recycled materials to keep track of time like ancient peoples often did. Learn Play Imagine shows you how with simple instructions.

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Familiarize your child with Ancient Egyptian relics with a Pharaoh Tac Toe just like Left Brain Craft Brain shares.



Another fun way to keep track of time is by using a water clock like Teach Beside Me made to help with timing games.



Learn how to make reed boats like the Ancient Egyptians used from the super simple instructions from Creekside Learning.



This Ancient Greek Architecture STEM Challenge from Powol Packets shares how children explore lintel and posts while building this project from simple supplies found around your house.



Has your child been studying Xerxes? Then you should have them Build the Hellespont Bridge from Adventures in Mommydom.



Bring the history of Pompeii to life with this Erupting Mount Vesuvius from Creative Family Fun.



Make your own Nile River in a foil pan from Creekside Learning. Plant “reeds” and watch them grow by flooding your Nile River. Be sure to add some crocodiles.



Use a cloud-based presentation tool to create a digital Time Travel Journal. View the video tutorial from Techie Homeschool Mom's Guide to Digital Student Projects.


Learn about Ancient Crete and do some engineering with this Theseus and the Minotaur Shoebox Craft from Research Parent.



Have your children been wondering what Papyrus feels like? Why not make your own Papyrus like Delightful Learning did?



Making your own mock archaeological dig is super simple with this DIY Project: Potsherds for an Archaeological Dig from Tikido.



Has your child ever wondered about transportation in ancient times? They can learn all about it while building an Ancient Greece Chariot from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool.



Learn what it takes to be an engineer and architect by building a pyramid like they did in Egyptian times from this example on Playground Parkbench.



The Ancient Greeks had some unusual theories related to science and surface tension. You can explore a few of these ideas found on Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool.



Have your students test their knowledge of ancient Greece and learn about the importance of the seas with this boat making experiment from Homeschool Den.



Roads back in Roman times were quite different than our modern day roads. Share with your children the 5 layer process of Ancient Roman Roads like Preschool Powol Pockets.



If your child likes to make things soar through the air maybe they would enjoy engineering a Roman Catapult like Creekside Learning shares using LEGO people!





Learn more about ancient times with
Online Unit Studies

Ancient Egypt Unit Study. This homeschool curriculum integrates multiple subjects for multiple ages of students. Access websites and videos and complete digital projects. With Online Unit Studies’ easy-to-use E-course format, no additional books and print resources are needed. Just gather supplies for hands-on projects and register for online tools.Learn about Ancient Greece with Online Unit Studies.     

Discover more STEM Activities
from these books from Amazon

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Looking for a homeschool history curriculum? This list is just what you need to find an online history curriculum for your for your homeschool lesson plans.     Check out this list of 'unplugged" educational games that teach STEM. It's so cool that my techie kids can still learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts with hands-on play.     Oooo... I can sneak in some science and math with these art projects. Our little artist will love them! I think she'll like the Lego activity best.
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