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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, we will make floating hearts. You’ll need: – Dry-erase markers – Large shallow-sided dish (white works best) – Water (room temperature) – Straw Instructions 1. Draw some hearts with your dry-erase markers on the bottom of your dish 2. Once the artwork is complete, carefully pour the water […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, we will make snow dough and discover the properties of oil and what happens when it’s mixed with cornstarch. You’ll need the following: 2 cups cornstarch ½ cup vegetable oil Glitter (optional) Container Mixing spoon Snow accessories Bin Instructions Measure out 2 cups of cornstarch and pour it […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is ART, we are making mashed-up monsters with play dough. For this activity, your child will get to use their creativity by creating their very own pet monster. You’ll need: Play dough (Visit here for an easy home-made play dough recipe)  Googly eyes Pipe cleaners Play dough moulds Rolling pin […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, and in the spirit of spooky season, we’re making a witches’ potion! In this experiment, your child will learn about density, why some substances do not mix, and they’ll enjoy a chemical reaction right before their eyes! You’ll need: Alka seltzer tablets Oil A glass jar Water Food […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

It’s a new school year, which means a new school photo! Have your child paint and decorate this adorable school bus picture frame made from popsicle sticks to display their picture in.  You’ll need: Tacky glue Popsicle sticks  Paints (yellow, grey, black) Paintbrush Buttons or gems Paper Instructions  Start by gluing two popsicle sticks together […]

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SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK READING LIST

This year Science Literacy Week was focused on Mathematics! As we bring the week to a close, here are a few books focused on science and other areas in our life where we can embrace it. One Tiny Bubble The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor Krossing, Karen and Lo, Dawn Meet LUCA–our Last […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Teachers love apples, and kids love slime! Learn about the chemical bonds that form when you mix glue and the activator together. You’ll need: 2/3 cup Elmer’s Glue ½ tsp baking soda ¼ cup water 5 TBSP contact solution Apple essential oil (if you want it to smell yummy) Red food colouring Bowl Spoon Gloves […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

  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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