6 Simple STEM Activities for Little Learners What do little kids have that big kids often lose? I’m not talking about tiny bladders and inappropriate sharing of stories from home. I’m talking about boundless creativity and imagination! They can often see a castle where you only see five blocks, an airplane where you see two […]
Meredith Anderson is a homeschooling parent in Massachusetts. A mechanical engineer by training, she enjoys creating STEM educational resources for her two sons, other homeschoolers, and classrooms around the world.
A Quick STEM Activity – Design and Create a New Paper Clip Quick STEM Challenges are the perfect way to practice the engineering design practice when you are short on time. These challenges can be completed in one to two class periods or an after school session. I recommend this challenge for kids in grades […]
Let’s Start Coding – a GREAT Way to Learn Programming Have your students tried Scratch and Snap Circuits but are ready for something more challenging? There are a lot of STEM kits out there to choose from, but I hope you will consider this one. Let’s Start Coding sent me a basic kit to review […]
Do You Need Simple STEM Activities? Read on. I am a huge fan of using inexpensive materials to explore STEM concepts. Paper plate STEM might not sound appealing at first, but it is seriously amazing. Not only can you easily fit several hundred in your tote bag, you don’t need a lot of additional materials […]
Clouds Spark Imagination The sky is blue. The clouds are puffy and white, floating along without a care in the world. The human brain will start trying to recognize patterns in the clouds, whether it is a fire-breathing dragon or a sea turtle. What an amazing machine we are lucky to possess! Design and Create […]
Start coding today with Scratch We have been long time Scratch enthusiasts, so I was thrilled when I heard that No Starch Press had put together a set of 10 Scratch coding activities. In full disclosure, they were kind enough to send me a set to review, but all opinions expressed are my own. Please […]
Have some STEM fun at a Halloween party or in class this October with a Witch’s Brew STEM Activity! Halloween can be such a fun time for kids. Why not infuse some learning into your Halloween with this activity? Many of the STEM challenges I’ve developed over the years are heavy on the E (engineering), […]
Playground Science and an Ada Twist, Scientist Giveaway Playground designs have changed throughout the years, but a few structures like swings, monkey bars, and slides remain constant. Most kids have been on swings since before they could even walk, whether from being in an infant swing at home or a toddler swing at a playground […]
Are You Ready for Next Year’s STEM Class? As the school year winds down, you are probably not ready to start thinking ahead to the start of next school year. You can make your transition back to school in the fall much smoother, though, by preparing now for next year’s STEM class. You’ll be glad […]
It’s never too early to start looking for summer camps. Why not try a STEM summer camp this year? Your kids will thank you! Who? STEM Camp will be fun for most kids. It might sound like the last thing you want to sign your kids up for, because it might sound like school. While […]
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