Learning Through Water Play-One Drop at a Time
Exploring water can be fascinating. We started our exploration with plain water and eye droppers. The trays were lined with wax paper. The children started with dropping amounts of water on the tray and seeing the interaction of the droplets. They quickly discovered how they could drag the drops with their droppers to meet others. Some figured out that they could use their own fingers much the same way. They noticed that the droplets increased in size as they connected with others. They…
STEM Toy: Penny Spinners
Make these fun penny spinners with just a few simple supplies. This project could be an awesome STEM lesson on physics, too!
Department of Art Education | VCUarts
The Department prepares graduates for teaching art in schools, communities, and museums. Once you graduate from the program, you’ll be eligible for teacher licensure in pre-kindergarten through grade…
Plastic garbage becomes 'ink' for 3D printers
It is a hopeful development when innovation, community, and environmental improvement dovetail; the project Perpetual Plastic which uses plastic garbage to make 'ink' for 3D printers may be considered one such development.
A place to mix and smash plants and water, needs only a few bowls and a stick, but is a great place to learn about how things change and sense of capability. medicine making - Stomping in the Mud:
Build A Bridge for 21 Elephants
Do you know the story of the Brooklyn Bridge? This fun book for kids tells the tale featuring PT Barnum, a circus and 21 elephants. It also inspired this week's Engineering Science for Kids challenge - build a bridge to hold 21 elephants! A great STEM / STEAM activity for preschoolers and elementary aged students
Once you start making ink, the world never quite looks the same. Here's how to make your own colored inks to use in arts and crafts projects. Learn how to gather natural materials — leaves, berries, bark, moss — and transform them into rich, kid-friendly hues.
What Makes Ice Melt Fastest? Science Experiment - Raising Little Superheroes
What Makes Ice Melt Fastest? Use the Scientific Method in this learning activity and figure out how to save the Paw Patrol from the ice.
DIY Air Dry Clay Recipe for Craft Projects - Fantastic Fun & Learning
Teachers almost always have the best intentions. I know that. I was a classroom teacher. And even now as I teach at home, I also know that sometimes a good deed goes awry. That is what happened with Mr. Frog. Mr. Frog was my kindergartener’s clay creation for art class this year. For weeks I...Read More
Attack of the Knitting Nancys
Knitting Nancys (a.k.a. French knitters, knitting nobbies, spool knitters, etc.) have become something of an obsession for me this week. I’ve been thinking about what …
Start Building! Fun Magnetic STEM Activity
*A big thank you to Sylvan Learning for sponsoring this post; as always, all opinions expressed are my own. We have a new magnetic building set in the house and I am ridiculously excited about it. It's awesome. Seriously. Want to hear all the reasons why? The shapes are fun to play with and very creative. You can build modern abstract sculptures in all kinds of fun configurations. You can explore magnetic properties and build in ways that are not possible with regular building blocks. In…
I needed something for the top of a party hat I’m making for our Wee One’s 1st Birthday. I ended up using a yarn pom-pom that I made using a fork. Here’s what I did: I wrapped som…
Oil and Ice Density Experiment
Oil and Ice Density Experiment: Oil and Water. Plaid and Argyle. Hulk Hogan and a movie acting career. Some things just don't mix. In science, we can use these things to experiment with things such as density, buoyancy, and other physical properties. Oil and Water have been played…