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Textured Pumpkin Patch - September Online Kids Book Club. We had a great time with our September activitiy for the Online Kids Book Club!

Textured Pumpkin Patch - September Online Kids Book Club

The author of the month is Lois Ehlert and (after reading quite a few options :), we decided to read "Boo To You". Boo to You! Is the story is a cute little rhyming tale about two mice who are having a harvest party -- but there's an uninvited guest (the cat) that they want to scare away! The first thing we noticed (and LOVED) about this book was the depth and texture in the illustrations. The author uses a variety of items to create the pictures, including different types of paper, items from nature and photos of harvest items. The author's illustrators inspired us to First, we collected a number of materials from around the house and yard: Scraps of material (cloth, felt, ribbon, denim)Natural items from the yard (acorns, sticks, leaves, pinecones)A sturdy piece of cardboard to use for our backgroundButtonsScissors, glue and some paint.

8 Irresistible Activities to Do With Magnets. Note: Magnets can be very dangerous for kids. particularly the small, high-powered ones often found in magnetic building sets and other toys.

8 Irresistible Activities to Do With Magnets

Swallowing those type of magnets can lead to serious injuries such as "small holes in the stomach and intestines, intestinal blockage, blood poisoning and even death," according to the AAP. They recommend adult supervision for kids under 6. Today we have a number of activities that help kids explore the amazing properties of magnets! Introducing Magnets to Kids: Here are some good activities to start with when introducing magnets to kids for the first time. Have the kids run and gather five items from around the house. Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas. (Updated post from my Podbean Site) Summer 2014 I was asked to present a webinar to Ohio School Librarians for InfOhio.

Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas

The recording is available here. Balloon Powered Car. Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning - Exploratorium. About the Course The Tinkering Fundamentals course offers educators and enthusiasts an opportunity to develop a practice of tinkering and making.

Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning - Exploratorium

We see tinkering as a serious endeavor--one that is generalizable across content and especially good at interweaving disciplines in a way that leads to complex projects and individualized learning opportunities. Tinkering has recently been introduced into the educational field as a potential driver of creativity, excitement, and innovation in science learning.

It is seen by many as an effective means to engage in exploring STEM concepts, practices and phenomena. For over a decade, the Exploratorium has been developing science-rich tinkering activities. Tinkering typically blends the high- and low-tech tools of science along with a strong aesthetic dimension that supports self-expression among children as well as adults. NOTE: This is a hands-on workshop, so you need to obtain or purchase course materials as soon as possible. Course Syllabus 1. Legacy Page. A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers. Edutopia Readers, I'm Dr.

A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers

Rob Garcia, a former high school dropout turned PhD. As a kid growing up poor in Humboldt County, I had no idea what Engineering was. No one ever took me aside and said, "Engineers create things and get paid a lot of money and have awesome lives. " The only messages I got were, "The police came by looking for your uncle again, don't tell them anything. " High school was awful for me. The reason I'm sharing this is because I want great things for your children and I want to give you every resource to encourage your daughters to get high paying, successful STEM careers if that's their passion.

My journey was unnecessarily difficult and I want better for your teens. By some weird twist of fate, I ended up teaching high school Engineering in San Diego for five years. Keep in mind that STEM careers can be mistakenly thought of as boring or not feminine or female friendly. My ADD was kickin' pretty bad in high school because I was a tactile learner. Projects. Teacher Guide. Below is a guide to using the NRICH website on Desktops and tablets, a mobile phone guide will be available soon.

Teacher Guide

At NRICH we believe that: Our activities can provoke mathematical thinking.Students can learn by exploring, noticing and discussing.This can lead to conjecturing, explaining, generalising, convincing and proof.In a classroom, the students' role is to focus on the mathematics while the teacher focusses on the learners.The teacher should aim to do for students only what they cannot yet do for themselves. Problems and resources linked to the Primary Curriculum, with support for teachers, can be found here. Problems and resources linked to the Secondary Curriculum, with support for teachers, can be found here. This is what a typical teacher's home page looks like. Mouse over the boxed areas for further explanation. We suggest that you find the teacher home that suits you best and go there regularly for updates: This is the button that gets you to this teacher guide. Latest. Children's engineering elementary design technology.

STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup. Science Experiments, Projects & Toys for Kids.