Spring is just around the corner and my kiddos are itching to start planting seeds. Our little DIY sprout house made from sponges had my kids giddy with excitement. Combining engineering and science into one awesome project was a motivating way to learn about germination. It definitely brought a whole new meaning to the word “greenhouse”! (Get it?!) These awesome sprout houses are the perfect addition
This giant collection of LEGO challenge cards is a simple prep, fun way to sneak some STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning into the day. With cards that range from easy to difficult, little engineers will love tackling the designs. Grab your set below and add them to a classroom center, engineering activity, homeschool lesson, or free play. There are so many ways to use these cards!
If you’re looking for easy to follow, engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities your kids will beg to repeat over and over again, you’ve come to the right spot! The Endless STEM Bundle is packed with kid-tested challenges that build problem solving, teamwork and (of course!) STEM skills. Grab your Endless STEM Bundle in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers. It’s Endless!
Erupting LEGO volcanoes are as cool as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities come! Young builders of all ages will love designing, building and erupting LEGO volcanoes again, and again… and again. Getting Ready Although LEGO volcanoes have major “wow” factor, the prep was actually quite simple. We grabbed: A bucket of DUPLOS (LEGOS would work just as well but the volcanoes will be smaller) A
It’s surprisingly easy to make a DIY lava lamp! This quick and simple science demonstration uses a few common items to explore density and buoyancy. Experimenting with water and oil is always a favorite, but with the addition of one extra ingredient, my little scientists were completely mesmerized. DIY lava lamps can made two different ways, either using salt or antacid tablets. We happened to have all the
With a name like The STEM Laboratory, it’s no surprise that we’re obsessed about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities for kids. These 50+ STEM projects are sure to keep little scientists engaged, learning and well-prepared for their STEM-filled future. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Science Projects There are countless science experiments for kids but these 14 projects are our hands-down favorites! Make a mini model of
Preparing kids for the 21st century means exposing them to technology. And for many kids, that means spending some time on an iPad. With so many iPad apps on the market for kids these days, it can be hard to know which ones are age-appropriate and purposeful, so I went on a hunt to gather together my favorite 20, teacher-approved suggestions. This post contains iTunes
Looking for a fun and simple science activity that’s sure to entertain the kids?! In this quick, five minute experiment, little chemists mix up their own homemade bouncy balls. The science activity is a hands-down favorite for kids. Getting Ready To prep for this activity, I gathered: 1 tablespoon of borax (found in the laundry section of the grocery store) 1/2 cup or warm water 2 tablespoons
I love teaching kids the difference between odd and even numbers because once they know the trick, they can easily sort numbers as small as 2 and as large as 419,472,834. These free odd and even activity sheets are perfect for morning work, math stations or homework practice! Odd Todd and Even Steven To get started with the lesson, I introduced kids to two friends: