24Sep
2018
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Black marker chromatography

Black marker chromatography

In black marker chromatography experiment, students will discover that a black marker is made of several different colour pigments, by making a chromatography investigation. Don’t worry, this is not a dangerous CSI investigation, just an exciting STEM activity suitable for primary school students. Objectives: Students should be able to explain what makes something a mixture. […]

15Aug
2018
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Scissor cutting skills

Scissor cutting skills for preschoolers

Scissor cutting skills for preschoolers is a fine way for children to be successful in STEM. You may wonder how? Here is the answer. When you hear the word technology, you might think of computers, but in the preschool curriculum, technology refers to using tools and developing fine and gross motor skills. Disclaimer: This post […]

01Jul
2018
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Coding for kids: introducing SCRATCH

Coding for kids: introducing SCRATCH

Integrate technology into STEM learning and teaching! Welcome to our new post. Coding for kids: introducing SCRATCH. The computing curriculum is very often an alien language to many primary school teachers.  Teaching ‘coding’ is a really exciting area of learning and it can be made easier through the use of the programming software, ‘Scratch’. Scratch […]

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 […]

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 […]

09Apr
2018
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Jelly soap

Jelly soap

Jelly soap is super simple and it’s a fun science project for children. The process is fun and the results make great gifts! You need: one sachet of clear gelatin, 1.5 cups of water, 1 cup of hand wash, silicon molds. Optional: food colouring, soap glitter. What to do: Pour gelatin powder into a bowl. […]

21Mar
2018
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Celery project

A great celery project to introduce basic science concept about how plants use transpiration to absorb water! You need: fresh celery with the leaves, empty jars, water, food colours. What to do: fill the glass jars 1/3 full of water and then add food colours to each one. Place your celery stems into the jars […]

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