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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Here’s a quick activity for all those pencils you may have purchased for kids going back to school; pencil towers! It’s fun and an EnGINEERING challenge too.  All you need are pencils.  This challenge may seem simple, but it involves some steady hands and a creative mind. The goal is to stack your pencils as […]

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This week’s area of focus is TECHNOLOGY, and we’re learning how to code with Legos. In this activity, children get to learn about how coding works and come up with their own secret messages to decode. You’ll need: Lego’s Lego board Coding template you can find here First, you need to decide which two colours […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, and we’re making water balloons. In this experiment, your child will learn about liquid density and why some balloons float or sink. You will need: Balloons Sugary drink Diet sugary drink Large container Once you have your materials, fill your balloons and label them. Then, fill your large […]

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This week’s area of focus is ENGINEERING, and we’re making a pulley system.  Even though pulleys look simple, they are powerful, ingenious machines that are used in everyday life to help make jobs easier. Your kids will love learning about this simple machine. You will need: An old ribbon spool Dowels/chopsticks String A container Once […]

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Source: STEAM Powered Family Our area of focus this week is MATH and we’re going to explore it by making a pool noodle periscope. The pool noodle periscope helps children learn about angles, reflections, and math while exploring their own neighborhood. All you’ll need for this activity are: A pool noodle Scissors 2 small round […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Our area of focus this week is TECHNOLOGY and we’re learning by making bracelets! These cute bracelets only need two things; beads and pipe cleaners! Using binary coding, follow the pattern to make secret messages or write out your name! Choosing two colours works best for this activity, one colour representing the number 1 and […]

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Let’s learn about butterflies! Using our art skills, we will walk through the lifecycle of a butterfly from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis and finally butterfly.  First, start by collecting some leaves. Enjoy a nature walk outside while collecting leaves; hopefully, you’ll find some butterflies along the way.   Other supplies you will need: Paper plate […]

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Source: engineeringemily.com One of the great things about Spring and Summer is that we can enjoy the birds. But, after their long flight back home, the birds are hungry! So, a perfect outdoor project to do with your children is to make a bird feeder. There are several ways to make feeders using recyclable materials. […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Trying to find a way to get rid of old electronics? We have a great way to upcycle them! Today we’re focusing on the T in S.T.E.A.M which is Technology. Instead of throwing out an old computer, phone, toy or any other electronic device, unplug it and safely unscrew the device’s backing to expose the […]

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  Need an idea for all those leftover Easter eggs? Let’s make Fizzy Eggs! For the month of May, we are providing easy, educational, and fun Spring themed activities that you can do with supplies easily accessible from around the house! Like all those leftover Easter plastic eggs. Here’s a way to incorporate S.T.E.A.M. into […]

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