background preloader

STEM and Tinkering Spaces

Facebook Twitter

Ultimate Makerspace Guide For Schools and Libraries. Bursting Bags Science Experiment Burping Popping Science. The bursting bags science activity is a classic science experiment everyone has to try.

Bursting Bags Science Experiment Burping Popping Science

It’s the perfect kitchen science activity because it uses supplies you probably already have in your kitchen pantry. LEGO Construction Paper Sun Prints for Kids. We all love a sunny day and it makes a perfect day to try some outdoor STEAM with these LEGO construction paper sun prints.

LEGO Construction Paper Sun Prints for Kids

Quick and easy to set up, this is a fun science activity with an added art bonus. Slime Recipes, Slime Videos, and Best Slimey Ideas for Kids Science. So what is it about slime that has everyone oohing and ahhing and rushing out to stock up on glue {Elmer’s Glue of course}.

Slime Recipes, Slime Videos, and Best Slimey Ideas for Kids Science

We think making slime is just one of the coolest things that every kid needs to try out, and we have made it simple for every teacher, care giver, and parent to do. Homemade slimes rock. End of story. If you are afraid your kids is missing out on other awesome learning experiences because they are too busy making slime, then make sure to check out more about polymers and why slime really is science too. 10 Questions to Plan a Library Makerspace. Frozen Dinosaur Eggs Ice Melt Science Activity. Ice melting is so much for for kids and these frozen dinosaur eggs are perfect for your dinosaur fan!

Frozen Dinosaur Eggs Ice Melt Science Activity

Super easy to make, kids will be hatching their favorite dinosaurs in no time. Ice melting activities make awesome simple science activities as well as cool sensory play activities. Frozen icy dinosaur eggs are sure to be a big hit anytime of the year. Make sure to check out all our simple science fun! Printable Slime Recipes for Kids Science Activities. No doubt, you’ve found your way to our nifty little website because you love making slime!

Printable Slime Recipes for Kids Science Activities

Guess what? We do too. That’s why we are always testing out cool homemade slime recipes for you. Today, I put together a free printable slime recipes sheet featuring 5 of our favorite slimes. Slime Recipes, Slime Videos, and Best Slimey Ideas for Kids Science. 25 Awesome STEM Challenges for Kids (with Inexpensive or Recycled Materials!) - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls. Looking for STEM projects and challenges for kids?

25 Awesome STEM Challenges for Kids (with Inexpensive or Recycled Materials!) - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Building and engineering projects are awesome for developing thinking skills and encouraging the ability to design and create. The tough part, though, is that teachers often have to purchase the materials at their own expense. At home, we don’t need to supply enough materials for a class, but with five kids to feed, house, and educate we can’t constantly be buying special materials either. Color Changing Slime by KiwiCo. zOrb™ - Carson. The MM-480, zOrb is a digital microscope with an integrated camera that displays the magnified image right on your computer screen.

zOrb™ - Carson

The impressive 65x effective Magnification (21″ monitor) allows you to see details of ordinary objects you never knew existed! The built-in internal illumination ensures a clear and bright image. The zOrb digital microscope comes in Surf Blue color. Capture an image to keep using the built-in 2 mega pixel resolution digital camera. You can even capture close-focus video with the zOrb! To determine the power, multiply your television screen size by 3.17. The latest zOrb version is compatible with Windows 10/8/8.1/7/Vista/XP SP2+ and all Mac OS. Download the User Guide: Instruction Manual Download the Software and Installation Guide: Software Page.

Kiwicrate. Bend a paperclip so that it is straight in the middle.

kiwicrate

Feed it through the holes you poked. Press down on the ends to create finger holds. Flick your spinner and watch the colors dance in the air! DB HomemadeToys. Birdhousedesign. Design Briefs Children's Engineering Free Resources. A Note from CEE About K-5 Design Briefs Visitors to our site should be aware that there is more than one way to write K-5 design briefs.

Design Briefs Children's Engineering Free Resources

Much of what we have learned is through actually working with children in classrooms. Many of the design briefs posted on this page use the following format: Kiwicrate. Personalize your campsite this year with a DIY banner.

kiwicrate

It's the perfect combination of outdoor activity and creative crafting. The best part about this leaf banner was that when I came home from camping I had something I could hang in my room to remind me of my camping trip. It's really cool to look at all the different types of leaves I was able to stamp on my DIY banner. How We Did It Gather the materials to make your DIY banner. Start by collecting some of your favorite leaves. Tip: Don't pick the ones that are completely dried out as they will crumble as you try to paint them. Cut out several canvas squares, large enough to fit your leaves.

Zipline Butterfly by Kiwi Crate. Create a symmetrical butterfly that will zip through the sky! My kids love using dot markers which are easy for younger children to create a colorful pattern. We hung the finished zipline on a tree, and had so much fun seeing it travel across the garden! Homemade Kids Science Kit for Simple Science Activities. Science is a wonderful thing for kids! There is so much to learn and discover right around us. Many science concepts start in the kitchen with simple materials you already have on hand. Kiwicrate. HowToons: Playground. Meet Edison - A Cheap Programmable Educational Lego Robot Kit. Arduino Buying Guide. Let’s face it, there are a lot of different Arduino boards out there.

SparkFun RedBoard - Programmed with Arduino - DEV-13975. Strawbees. The 3Doodler - The World's First and Best 3D Pen. KEVA planks. LittleBits. Squishy Circuits. Buy Direct (Official Site) 498 Free Mandala Coloring Pages for Adults. Build . DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL. Paper Roller Coasters :) - All. Start out by making two straight tracks with good creases. Tape the two tracks together at the ends with about 2 cm overlap. Cut both walls, down the entire length of the combined tracks, from the top of the wall to the CREASE. Each cut should be about 1 cm apart. If you don't cut all the way to the crease, it will not work. Wrap the tracks around a roll of masking tape to get the desired shape. Watch the video for the rest. The following passage comes from Kids Britannica.

"The end of the 19th century, the roller coaster industry was turned upside down. The Tinkering Studio. Electronic and Educational Toys. Inspirational Builds - Classic LEGO.com. Wireless sensor for STEM education and makers. Makerspace. Electronic Components for Makers Everywhere. Bloxels. Brown Dog Gadgets. LEGO Education, Maker Space, products, Use the power of Maker to enable playful learning experiences. LEGO® Education Maker activities help you to facilitate this process through safe, supportive and inspiring learning experiences.

LEGO® Education supports teachers by providing a system that enables Maker learning with age and curriculum-relevant materials that facilitate engaging lessons and, therefore, effective learning. Simple & Powered Machines Set. Home - LEGO® MINDSTORMS® - LEGO.com - Mindstorms LEGO.com. Happy Atoms. Mini Foosball by Kiwi Crate. Marble Maze by Kiwi Crate. We love getting multiple uses out of simple materials. Simple Lift by Kiwi Crate. Brixo - Building Blocks Meet Electricity and IoT.

PIXIO — Magnetic Construction Set In The Pixel Art Style by PIXIO. For this purpose, we chose the ideal shape — a cube, like a pixel in the digital world. At the same time, this is the most fundamental form and absolutely symmetrical volume object with an equal number of faces. TeacherGeek - Best STEM, STEAM, Science & Technology Class Projects. Maker Spaces Can Round Out STEM Lessons. A MiddleWeb Blog. The Rules of Shut the Box. Shut the Box is also known as Canoga. Being a traditional pub game without any national governing body, variations of equipment and rules abound. Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions.

Qwirkle. Mix, match, score and win! Qwirkle is a must-have for your next family game night. Roominate: A Building Toy for Girls. Official GoldieBlox Store. Qwirkle. Zometool - The construction set treasured by kids and Nobel Prize winners. Design Your Own Virtual Reality Game – Seedling. Soleil Moon Frye rose to fame on the 1980s TV series Punky Brewster. Smart Toy Robot. The robot that brings code to life. Home of Dash and Dot, robots that you can code. Bloxels. Osmo – Award-Winning Educational Games System for iPad.

Cubetto: A robot teaching kids code & computer programming - Primo Toys.