Videos and activities are amazing tools for STEM education. Kids can learn from a biomedical engineer designing a drug-delivery method, tour a candy manufacturing facility using autonomous robots, or explore how astronauts live aboard the International Space Station. These non-traditional experiences act as a “hook” for introducing a STEM challenge to students. For example, when completing a catapult challenge, you can play a video on the science behind the famous Pumpkin’ Chunkin’ challenge. Or when introducing the Space Lander Challenge, show students NASA’s dramatic landing of the Mars Curiosity rover. When paired with an activity, a video can really bring STEM learning to life!