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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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Source: iflscience.com On International Women’s Day, help kids celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. In the words of IFLScience, women are at the forefront of scientific research, historically and today. There are so many scientific breakthroughs that wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of women, and doubtless […]

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Source: minilabstudios.com Minilab is a digital production company that develops creative and educational apps for children to explore, play, and enjoy. Their apps include Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System, where kids can sign up for the Astro Cat Space Programme and join Professor Astro Cat and his sidekick Astro Mouse on a fact-filled mission to […]

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Source: scienceupfirst.com Thursday, January 27 is National Kids & Vaccines Day! The COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada are safe, effective, and save lives. Let’s move the needle (pun intended) and promote vaccine confidence to protect the largest unvaccinated cohort of people in Canada: KIDS! Join ScienceUpFirst, Children’s Healthcare Canada, and the Sandbox Project with vaccine […]

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Source: Boston Children’s Musem Check out the Boston Children’s Museum’s online archive of kid-geared activities on their website. They have a huge range of content, from crafts and art activities, to book recommendations and cultural history, to lessons about science and nature. For example, you can learn about the museum’s friendly python, Ollie, or watch […]

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Source: explorerfieldtrips.com The iconic San Francisco science museum Exploratorium has a wonderfully resource-filled website that’s great for kids – and families – to discover. Over the years, Exploratorium has gathered and shared information from artists and scientists across the world, and their website is a treasure trove of inspiration. They have tons of learning resources […]

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Source: playgroundparkbench.com During the holidays, try using peppermints and candy canes as math manipulatives in your family’s projects! Since birth, children are measured and weighed at every doctor visit. From an early age, they quickly hop on the scale or ask how tall they are. But what does that number mean? And how are different […]

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Source: Hello Ruby Hello Ruby is a STEAM website that doubles as a whimsical way to learn about technology, computing, and coding. They’re about curiosity, playfulness and logic. Hello Ruby provides tools for kids, parents and educators to learn to understand programming in a fun and creative way. Web visitors can learn about computers, programming, […]

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Source: Ask Dr. Universe Dr. Wendy Sue Universe is a very smart cat who investigates tough questions from curious elementary and middle school students. Based out of Washington State University, Dr. Universe teams up with professors, researchers, and experts in the field, to tackle big questions like: What is fire? Why does soda fizz? Why […]

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Source: kiwico.com Explore the science behind how your heart works with this simple heart pump model activity! Materials Small jar Two bendy straws Balloon Tape or glue Water Red food colouring Directions Cut the neck of the balloon where the balloon starts to widen. Fill a jar halfway with water and add 3 drops of […]

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