How do you teach children to think like scientists? If you want kids to learn how to really look at the world around them, a science journal is a great place to start. This post includes tips on how to teach scientific reasoning through journaling - and a free printable to get you started. How to Teach Children to Think Like Scientists Mike and I are both … [Read more...] about How to Teach Children to Think Like Scientists
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Can you design and build a truck? This construction themed STEM challenge for kids gets them thinking like real engineers. Do your kids love trucks? Even four-year-old Anna is mostly out of this phase now, but I remember especially how excited the kids were when our street was re-paved when we lived in Massachusetts. All day, they got to watch digger trucks dig up the … [Read more...] about Engineering Challenge: Can You Design and Build a Truck?
Introduce your child to robotics engineering and design using the Robotis pet STEM toy. I had been eyeing the Robotis Play 600 PETs set for a while when Timberdoodle asked if was interested in reviewing it. I couldn't believe my luck! This STEM themed educational toy is a wonderful way for children to explore robotics engineering and design. It is the perfect way to … [Read more...] about An Exciting Way to Introduce Kids to Robotics
Did you know that a lemon can power a clock and light up LED lights? Check out these fun lemon experiments, and try a couple tasty lemon recipes as well! My ten-year-old daughter Emma also wrote up an explanation of how the experiments work for you to read. Fun Ways Kids Can Learn with Lemons This month we were lucky enough to try out the new Green Works StemBox … [Read more...] about Lemon Experiments for Kids
My daughter Emma spotted ARCKIT sets in an educational catalog a few months back and immediately added them to her wishlist, so when the opportunity arrived to review this product she was thrilled! ARCKIT is designed for kids aged 12 and up, so at not-quite-10 Emma was pretty young to be building with it but her enthusiasm helped make up the difference. ARCKIT is a STEAM tool … [Read more...] about ARCKIT Review: Engineering, Design, and Art Combined