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Category Archives: At-home Learning Resources

ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: littlebinsforlittlehands.com It’s simple to make a homemade thermometer with your kids using household items! Materials Mason jar with straw lid Clear straw Play dough or modeling clay Water Rubbing alcohol Cooking oil (any kind) Red (or other) food colouring Directions Add the food colouring, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup alcohol, and a tablespoon of […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: letstalkscience.ca Canadian science education and outreach organization Let’s Talk Science has a great online archive of their STEM at Home learning resources, including activities based on Let’s Talk Science’s outreach initiatives, resource collections organized by grade level, and a list of educational video channels organized by subject. Discover their online archive.

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: spaceplace.nasa.gov There’s a whole solar system to explore at NASA’s kid-centred education website, Space Place! Play games and get activity ideas about the planets, the sun, the earth, and much more. There’s colouring pages and a craft archive as well as a science and technology portal and glossary for older kids!

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: sasksciencecentre.com/real-science-real-fun The Saskatchewan Science Centre in Regina has an online archive of science activities for kids and families that are accessible anytime. Discover recent posts about the Mpemba Effect, the phases of the moon, a whole series dedicated to exploring the elements, and much more!

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FAMILY READING LIST

Source: londonchildrensmuseum.ca Celebrate Black History Month by reading together as a family! The London Children’s Museum has compiled a list of children’s books that honour Black history, culture, achievements, and experiences in Canada and around the world. 

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: babbledabbledo.com/science-engineering-kids-tensile-bubbles Did you know you can make a square bubble? Learn structural engineering by building 3-dimensional bubble wands and making an inverted bubble cube that mimics a tensile structure. Click here to learn more and to find instructions for making other bubble wand shapes. Materials Straight straws Pipe cleaners Bubble solution Tall plastic container […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: astro-canada.ca Quebec’s ASTROlab has a fabulous virtual exhibition available to experience on their website, called Canada Under the Stars. The virtual exhibit highlights aspects of the legacy left to us by the stargazers of our country. Canada was in the throes of nationhood at the same time as new astronomy was emerging and participated […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: Musée de l’ingéniosité Quebec’s Musée de l’ingéniosité has a wealth of French-language virtual activities available on their website for older kids to explore. In their Learn to Invent series, French-language video clips guide kids through workshop set-up and constructing a variety of vehicles and simple machines with basic materials. There’s also resources on their […]

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LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING IN MANITOBA

Manitoba Parks presents a free Cougar Cafe Zoom webinar this weekend, with information about all things cougars! Join wildlife biologist Bill Watkins as you uncover the mysterious life of cougars in Manitoba. Learn to correctly identify this species, where it lives and travels in North America, and how to protect yourself in the event you […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Discover Halifax Discovery Centre’s archive of Discovery@Home online learning experiments! Discovery@Home is a free online video series to connect students with science at a time when it is needed most. These hands-on, curriculum-connected workshops for grades P-9 will make science learning at home fun and easy. Watch Discovery@Home live, learn what materials you will need, […]

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