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Source: 17apart.com Regrow your own celery in a sunny window this spring! Simply chop the base from a bunch of celery, leaving about 2 inches. Place this 2-inch cutting in a dish of water in a sunny location. You’ll have to wait for about 5-7 days to see new growth starting from the centre of […]

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Source: ingenium.org Explore Ottawa’s Ingenium family of museums – the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum – on their webpage devoted to at-home education. With their wide array of engaging and online resources (perfect for parents, teachers, and students), you can browse online […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: littlebinsforlittlehands.com Learn about the unique properties of salt as you make paintings using this household item! Materials PVA school glue or craft glue Salt Food colouring of your choice Water White card-stock or watercolor paper Template for the shapes you’ll be painting Directions Trace your template onto cardstock. Add glue to outline your shapes. […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: Science World Vancouver’s Science World has tons of cool activities and experiments on their resources page for you to try out at home. Balance a pencil on your finger and learn about the physics behind it, check out an optical illusion with this Benham’s Disk experiment, make gooey worms and learn about polymerization, and […]

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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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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: gosciencekids.com/magnetic-marble-run Make a fun and simple fridge door magnet run with your family! Materials Cardboard tubes in different lengths & diameters (toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, foil/cling film rolls) Washi tape or other decorative tape or stickers Magnetic sheet Scissors Hot glue gun or strong glue Various little balls (marbles, pom poms, etc.) […]

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Source: Winnipeg Public Library The Winnipeg Public Library’s website is a wonderful resource for science and STEAM-based kids’ activities and learning resources. They offer a wealth of activities, podcasts, and homework help compiled from around the internet, including links to But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids, science-related titles and ebooks from the library’s catalogue, […]

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Source: babbledabbledo.com/easy-art-projects-for-kids-watercolors-oil Combining watercolours and oil is a fun way to explore science and art at the same time! Materials Liquid Watercolours Watercolour Paper Eye Droppers (you’d be surprised at how fun they are for art-making!) Cooking Oil Trays or plates Paint containers Directions Mix your liquid watercolours and water in individual containers. Pour cooking […]

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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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