STEM Writing Prompts

Stimulate critical thinking using these fun and engaging STEM writing prompts.

Encourage your learners to stretch their imaginations and put into practice application of science/math skills, all while showcasing their writing abilities.

STEM Writing Prompts

  • Pretend that you are an inventor. What new invention will you create to make life easier for humans? Describe.
  • What are your two favorite things about the STEM program? Explain with examples.
  • Using the 5Ws + H, describe the most memorable STEM activity you’ve ever completed.
  • Write about an experience you had learning how to code.
  • Share three ways that you use science in your daily life. Be specific by providing details.
  • Recycling is a good habit. Think about an empty cardboard box that was once a container for a package you received in the mail. Instead of disposing of the box, in what ways could you repurpose it?
  • Describe the job role of an engineer, architect, or scientist.
  • In what ways would learning science be different if there were no technological devices to use?
  • Compare and contrast a laptop and a cell phone.
  • Math is all around us. Write about all the different ways math is used in your daily life.
  • In 2 to 3 paragraphs, write about some of the disadvantages of technology overload.
  • Brainstorm any technological devices that are used in your classroom. Now choose one, and write about its purpose. How does it make learning more efficient?
  • Describe the steps of the scientific method to a student who is not familiar with it.
  • Sketch a symbol or scene that represents what STEM means to you. Then write a paragraph or two explaining your drawing.
  • Brainstorm one big issue you have in your life. What invention could you create to solve your problem? Describe it.
  • Write an article for the school newspaper urging students to join the STEM after-school club.

More Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Prompts

  • You have been given the task of designing the cover of a STEM textbook. Describe the cover using lots of details.
  • NASA invites you into space! While there, you discover a new planet. Describe this new discovery. 
  • Imagine that you are a scientist. Describe your recent invention, and explain how you came up with the idea.
  • Your class will pair with a younger grade to conduct a STEM project. Describe the activity you plan to do with your buddy.
  • Discuss the importance of offering STEM classes in schools.
  • While cell phones are extremely useful, texting or talking while driving is dangerous. Write a letter to the mayor urging him/her to begin a campaign encouraging citizens to not text, talk, and drive.
  • Retell the key moments of completing your favorite STEM activity this year.
  • If you had to choose one part of STEM to write an essay about (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math), which would you choose and why?
  • Give detailed instructions for how to use a thermometer.
  • Describe how you feel about math today compared to the beginning of the school year. What has caused any significant changes?
  • Explain to a younger child the most important step in solving a math word problem.
  • Write about something you learned today in math that is similar to something you already knew.
  • When I hear the word STEM, I think of …
  • Write about an area of STEM that is difficult for you, and describe the steps you’re taking in order to improve.
  • Explain at least two ways STEM is fun. Provide examples.

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