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Curriculum and Activities for Prescholers - Stay At Home Educator. Unicorn Sight Word Game. Practicing sight words just got so much more fun!

Unicorn Sight Word Game

As kids race to reach the rainbow first in this sight word game, they read, write and spell their sight words along the way. Grab your free sight word game below and then hop over to join The Plato Pack so you can save time, stay inspired and give EVERY student bigger results. Getting Ready Prepping the editable game was a cinch! I typed a word into each spot on the board game. Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. Michigan Project Learning Tree. Pollinator Champions - Michigan Pollinator Initiative. Pollinators feed you.

Pollinator Champions - Michigan Pollinator Initiative

What can you do for them? Become a champion for pollinators. Pollinator Champions is a free, self-paced online course offered by Michigan State University. The course is packed full of videos, articles, and fun activities to guide you through the amazing world of pollinators and pollination. Click the button below to register for Pollinator Champions. Song Sparrow Sounds, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Audubon Great Lakes. MI Birds is a public outreach and education program created by Audubon Great Lakes and Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Audubon Great Lakes

Birders and hunters share similar conservation values, but rarely cross paths. MI Birds aims to bridge the divide, and increase and deepen the number of Michiganders engaged in the understanding, care, and stewardship of public lands that are important for birds and communities. MI Birds leads immersive public bird walks across the state, gives public talks on bird conservation in MI, engages Michiganders in stewardship activities and community science projects, and works with partner organizations to expand our reach, pool our resources, and share our collective conservation success stories on our public lands.

STEMGems-Flower Power. STEM Gems. STEM Gems are short discovery-based experiences.


They involve little or no materials and may be easily implemented by educators who are not STEM specialists. Each STEM Gem is designed to engage young people in active experiential learning. The activities begin by setting up connections to prior knowledge, then a hands on activity provides new concepts and the opportunity to design experiments to answer any questions the kids discover. STEMGems-PollinationBuzz. 50 Easy Science Experiments You Can Do With Household Items. You don’t need special equipment or a PhD to get kids excited about science.

50 Easy Science Experiments You Can Do With Household Items

These easy science experiments are a snap to pull together, using household items you already have on hand. Let the learning—and fun—begin! (As always, take proper safety precautions and provide adult supervision as needed.) 1. Build a da Vinci bridge. There are plenty of bridge-building experiments out there, but this one is unique. Learn more: iGame Mom 2. 35 5th Grade Science Projects for the Classroom or Science Fair. Hands-on science is the best way to engage kids of any age in learning.

35 5th Grade Science Projects for the Classroom or Science Fair

These 5th grade science experiments and demos are perfect for the classroom or science fair, and are guaranteed to captivate and educate at the same time! 1. Float a marker man. Winter Wonderland Packets - WONDER WORKSHOP. Cube template, Paper cube, Science books. Gabe Haydu - Resources. Step 1: Download my DIY template.* Step 2: Print on card stock for best results.

Gabe Haydu - Resources

Print your own Merge Paper Cube. Foldscope™ Assembly Instructions. Science Experiments and STEM Activities for Kids. Your guide to STEM activities and science experiments, STEM is a hot topic because it’s everywhere!

Science Experiments and STEM Activities for Kids

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Pinterest. How to Make a Fruit Battery. If you have a piece of fruit, a couple of nails, and some wire, then you can generate enough electricity to turn on a light bulb.

How to Make a Fruit Battery

Making a fruit battery is fun, safe, and easy. Potato Light Bulb Experiment - Science for Kids. (Physics for ages 8+) If you’re looking for an exciting and boredom-busting activity, this just might be the one for you!

Potato Light Bulb Experiment - Science for Kids

Did you know you can use potatoes to light up a light bulb? It seems crazy, but there is electrical energy all around us and even in everyday things like the food we eat. The video above shows exactly how it’s done. BUILDING BIG: All About Bridges. Forces Lab Check out how forces affect structures like bridges. Who Builds Big? Meet Miguel Rosales, an architect who designs beautiful bridges, and David Nyarko, an engineer who makes bridges move! Bridge Webography Check out these links to a bevy of bridge resources on the Web. BUILDING BIG: Bridges Learn more about the PBS broadcast program. Buy the DVD. BUILDING BIG: The Bridge Challenge. Welcome to Craggy Rock! You got here just in time. This growing community needs four new bridges, and they're very picky about what they want! Test your engineering skills and try to match the right bridge to the right location.

Click on one of these four regions to get started. By the way, you may use each bridge type only once -- that's a direct order from the mayor of Craggy Rock. Do You Like Broccoli Ice Cream? - Super Simple Songs. Kids Homepage - Kids Environment Kids Health - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Illusions - Kids Environment Kids Health - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Facts for Kids about Weirdest Foods. What’s the most basic of human needs? Finding food, of course. And people have gotten pretty creative about using the ingredients at hand. Some of the foods listed here seem downright disgusting, but consider what you’d eat if there were no grocery stores nearby. Fun Facts In Mexico, people sometimes fill their tacos with escamole, the larva of a venomous ant that is found deep in the roots of agave plants.

Ice Cream Chemistry Experiment for Kids. (Chemistry for ages 4+) Ice cream is one of the best treats, especially on a warm spring or summer day. Did you know that making it, and almost any other treat you make in the kitchen, relies on science. More specifically, chemistry is the key to successfully making culinary delights. The video above shows a fun and quick way to make yourself some creamy delicious ice cream. Cardkits Toys. Paper City Paris! Paper City.

This Architecture Studio Released A Series Of Templates Children Can Use To Create Paper Cities During Lockdown. If you think you’re bored being stuck at home all day, think about all the children that can’t go to school or go outside to play with their friends. However, British architecture studio Foster + Partners found a way to keep children entertained during the lockdown. They have released a series of paper building templates that kids can print out, color and use to build their own paper cities to keep themselves busy. Dyson devises 44 engineering challenges for children during lockdown. NASA Climate Kids. Coding Games -Building and Walking an Algorithm - JDaniel4s Mom.

An algorithm is step by step set of operations need to reach a goal. Elementary - Family. BB8 and R2D2 - Brown Dog Gadgets Guides. Summer Reading Flipgrid / Summer Reading Flipgrid Challenge.

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STEAM You Can Do at Home—Science Festival—Michigan State University. SciFest Partners MSU Extension 84 Easy Science Lessons You can do at Home [External Link] Try one of these 84 science activities using supplies you probably already have around the house. STEAM ideas without technology [External Link] There are several ways to incorporate science, technology, engineering, art or math (STEAM) into your family’s day without turning to technology. Educational Resources [External Link] Michigan State University Extension has assembled this collection of helpful educational resources for parents and caregivers.