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 […]

24Sep
2018
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Black marker chromatography

Black marker chromatography. STEM session plan.

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. Tools can help […]

11Jul
2018
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Building with blocks: STEM in early years

Building with blocks: STEM in early years

Building with blocks is a simple STEM activity that offers hands-on and minds-on practice, making science, technology, engineering and math fun. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links It is a well-documented scientific fact that children learn faster in their early years than they will ever again. It’s a time in their development when they don’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

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