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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is ENGINEERING and we’re learning how to make our very own catapult! For this activity, your child will learn about how a catapult is built and by checking various angles they can see if it affects how far something (we used toy bug) will fly! You’ll need: 8 Popsicle sticks […]

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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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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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: hisawyer.com Do yourself a favour: Go on YouTube and look up “Rube Goldberg machine.” You and your child will be treated to videos of hilariously complicated machines built to take care of simple tasks. Who exactly was Rube Goldberg? He was an American cartoonist who rose to prominence in the first half of the […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: parents.com This fun and fun-to-build brushbot moves on its own. Just don’t expect it to clean the floors! Materials Four AA batteries 6-volt battery case with wire lead terminals and an on-off switch 6-volt hobby motor Electrical tape Washer, dime, or other small, flat object Kitchen brush Duct tape Felt Scissors Tacky glue Directions […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: kaplanco.com This DIY robot hand is a simple and inventive engineering activity that will teach children all about the world of robotics! With just three common items – straws, paper, and string – kids can create a moving, bendable hand. This activity encourages exploration of robotics, engineering, and creative thinking. Materials Standard drinking straws […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: littlebinsforlittlehands.com Turn a leftover piece of styrofoam into a geoboard-inspired work of art with your kids. A few simple supplies and you can explore math and art with a bit of engineering as you make a beautiful flower or two. Materials Thick styrofoam, preferably reused – you could trying using electronics packaging if you […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Source: thesteamproject.ca Canadian organization The Steam Project is offering a program of summer 2021 virtual STEAM summer camps! Themes include trains, tanks, tiny homes, and Mars missions, and all weeks incorporate elements of building and coding. The camps are education-oriented, so it’s a great way to keep kids’ minds active all year. Learn more.

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Source: preschoolsteam.com In this STEAM (engineering) activity for preschool-aged kids, help them sort and stack a variety of objects to explore the properties of materials to see how they ‘stack up’ against each other! Materials Small plastic cups Craft sticks Pom poms Empty thread spools Plastic lids Any other materials you want to try stacking […]

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