Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

A Full Hands On Day of Fun – STEM and Nature Study

STEM is one of my favorite things to do with the kids. It gets them thinking and gets creative juices flowing. What better way to spend a day, then to do hands on teaching? My friend had came over with her son on Tuesday. Her and I each picked something to teach the kids. We had no idea that either of them would take off as well as they did! The second half of our day was a really awesome live nature study. I could have spent hours there to be honest!

STEM – Shadows

Edible Outer Layers of the Sun Project – #STEM

Edible Sun

We are currently working on the sun, and I decided to incorporate a STEM project into my daughters learning. The project we did was making edible outer layers of the sun. She currently is learning about how hot the sun is, the gravity, how big the sun is, and so forth. In future lessons we go further into learning about the sun. We watched a few videos on YouTube to learn more before we did our project.

The videos we watched were:

Surface of the sun as you’ve never seen it

The Top 10 Amazing Facts About the Sun

100 Building Block STEM Challenge

STEM

We finished early so I wanted to find something to challenge the kids with, so I decided on giving them a 100 building block STEM challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to get them to figure out how to build a building that would not fall down.

Each one of my kids took a turn at building their own design. I tried to have them do it together but my daughter wanted to do things her way and wouldn’t compromise at all.

STEM, Block Challenge

I started by giving them a bin full of 100 blocks of different shapes and sizes and I let them construct from there.

5 FREE Useful Educational Apps To Use In Your Homeschool #EdApps

5 Free Useful Educational Apps

I have some useful educational apps to use in our homeschool day. Today I have stumbled across many that are new to me. I have not totally used them but I thought I would share them as I find them to be really useful.

Educational App

Educational App

Journey North – is a FREE internet based program that explores aspects of seasonal change. What I found interesting was that it engages kids global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. This looks to be great for all kids K – 12. You can share your observations with classmates across North America. Students track the coming of spring through the migrations of monarch butterflies, robins, humming birds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles, and other birds and animals. They can track plant life,  changes in sunlight, and other natural events.

Creator Box – Build Your Own Catapult Review

Creator Box Educational STEM Building Kit

I was really excited when I was contacted by Creator Box. I was told that I would have a box sent to me for my review. Once we received the box and opened it up to see what our project was my son became really excited. We discovered we were building a catapult.

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Let me tell you about Creator Box. Once a month your child will receive a build-your-own kit. These are educational toys for kids ages 6 – 12 that inspire young builders. You sign up for a subscription and you will have your box delivered every month.

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