29Nov
2018
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STEM in the Garden

STEM in the garden

Gardening is a great activity for learning STEM, it is also a learning tool that is appropriate for children of any age. Gardens are great to provide multisensory learning experiences and to give preschoolers a strong foundation in basic STEM concepts. Primary school teachers can utilise gardening to expand on children’s previous knowledge and to […]

04Jul
2018
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Reading and storytelling: connections to STEM

Connect STEM with reading and storytelling

What a great concept it is to connect STEM with reading and storytelling! Stories provide a great context for learning science, you just need to discover the science that is hidden in a book! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Reading aloud and sharing stories with children is very important and helps children’s development in […]

28May
2018
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Pinecone predicts the weather

Pinecone predicts the weather!

Pinecone predicts the weather! Set up your own weather station on the window sill. When the weather is dry the pinecones open up and when it’s going to rain the pinecones close down. You need: a pinecone What to do: Have a look at the pinecone every day and record whether it is open or […]

21May
2018
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Promoting scientific thinking in young children

Promoting scientific thinking in young children

Some people think of science as a collection of facts about the world around us. But science is much more exciting! Studying science, rather than the act of memorising facts, becomes a way of thinking and trying to understand the world. Young children are naturally curious and passionate about learning. In their pursuit of knowledge, […]

12May
2018
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Grow your own salt crystals

Grow your own salt crystals

Grow your own salt crystals! Salt or sodium chloride (NaCl) crystals are great crystals to try and learn some science too. You can do further research with a microscope once you’re finished. You need: rock salt, water, clear container, string and pencil (or wood stick). What to do: make a salt saturated solution (when salt […]

14Apr
2018
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Recycled robot

Recycled robot

Recycled robot is a fun craft project for kids using recycled materials. Transform four old paper rolls, empty tissue box and a few other recycled bits into a cool robot! It’s also a very flexible project – you can easily customize your robot to suit the materials you have available. Material: Paper rolls, empty tissue […]

12Apr
2018
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Paper_roll_animals

Paper roll animals

Turn the paper rolls into adorable animals! This is cool and fun project for the kids of all ages. This is also an open-end project! Material: Paper rolls, scissors, textas or pencils, glue, decorations from any recycled material. What to do: Draw eyes, nose and whiskers . Add feathers or paper wings. Let the creativity […]

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