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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

09Jan
2018
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where does the sand come from

Where does the sand come from?

Do you like to take a stroll with bare feet on the sandy beach? Or maybe even make a sand castle? However, have you ever thought about where does the sand come from? Sand forms when rocks and minerals (like quartz and feldspar) break down from weathering and eroding over thousands and even millions of […]