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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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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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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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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

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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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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Source: babbledabbledo.com/science-engineering-kids-tensile-bubbles Did you know you can make a square bubble? Learn structural engineering by building 3-dimensional bubble wands and making an inverted bubble cube that mimics a tensile structure. Click here to learn more and to find instructions for making other bubble wand shapes. Materials Straight straws Pipe cleaners Bubble solution Tall plastic container […]

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Source: idtech.com/blog/black-history-month-stem-activities For Black History Month, try an internet scavenger hunt that focuses on Black trailblazers. Our modern world has been shaped by so many Black scientists, mathematicians, doctors, inventors, and other trailblazers in STEM fields. This Black History Month, let’s honour their achievements, reflect on their legacies, and celebrate those creating the future. 

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Source: thebestideasforkids.com Make some glow-in-the-dark slime with today’s STEAM activity! Materials 6 ounces or 3/4 cup of Elmer’s glow-in-the-dark glue 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 tablespoons contact lens solution – Renu Fresh brand recommended Directions Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in. Add the Elmer’s glow-in-the-dark glue to the bowl, then add […]

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