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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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CREATION STATION: RAIN CLOUD CRAFT

Source: blog.vickybarone.com April showers bring May flowers! While the weather is bad, stay indoors and make a cute craft celebrating spring. Materials Blue cardstock or construction paper Scissors Glue White mini pompoms or cotton balls Blue embroidery floss or string Tape Directions Cut a cloud shape out of a big piece of cardstock or construction […]

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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: 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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SPRING-Y FRIENDS

Spring into action this season as you discover some tasty treats for your playful pal! Materials Construction Paper Felt Glue Scissors Craft (popsicle) stick Markers Directions Cut a long rectangle from your construction paper. We made ours 16 centimeters long and 7 centimeters wide, but the size is up to you. Fold your paper like […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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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BEST SPACE PALS

Let’s make a new friend who’s totally out of this world! Materials Construction Paper White Paper Paper Plate Aluminium foil Markers Scissors Glue Directions Take a paper plate and cut it in half. Spread your fingers apart and place them on a piece of construction paper. Trace your hand on the paper and use your […]

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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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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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