Posts Tagged ‘STEM’

A Week In Our Homeschool – Week 5 – A Little STEM Fun

I can’t believe we are  5 weeks into the year already. Time just goes by so fast. We did have an interesting week with some fun things that were added. I even reorganized my living room. I don’t know about you, but my homeschool stuff is scattered through out my house. I just need to get some better lighting and I will have an area in the living room to use for homeschool. It looks so organized now and not cluttered. It’s amazing how different an area looks when your able to make space. The next project to tackle will be my craft closet as I want to move some of it to the bins in the living room. My craft stuff is scattered through the house as well. In all honesty I can’t wait to find a bigger house! For now I am going to make use of our new space.

Thinking Like an Engineer – STEM Review

Thinking Like an Engineer
My son has loved to build and take apart things since he was a little boy. I remember the first time he built a wooden airplane all by himself with the scraps in the garage. As he grew older he was able to use different tools in the garage with an adult present. I was really excited when Thinking Like an Engineer by Innovators Tribe came up for review. It is an online program for grades 6 – 12. It is a one year subscription.

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.

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