Winter STEM Holidays to Celebrate

Winter STEM Holidays to Celebrate

Winter is a time for snow, binge-watching, hot chocolate, and delicious soup. But it is also packed full of STEM holidays to thrill the science lovers in your family. Winter STEM Holidays to Celebrate 1. December 25: Christmas Day Christmas science is such a fun study, especially for kids. Check out my Christmas science series, where you can learn about Christmas chemistry, Christmas biology, Christmas geography, Christmas astronomy, and Christmas botany. 2. December 30: Hubble’s Discovery WWI Captain Edwin Hubble spent several years practicing law, before he left that all behind to devote his life to his passion…astronomy. In 1924, the brilliant…

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35 Shows Perfect for STEM Learning

35 Shows Perfect for STEM Learning

In my post 10 Unique Things Your Future Scientist Needs in His Life, I mentioned that teaching science in the younger ages is very simple, but if you have a future scientist in your house, you may have a slight fear that eventually you will run out of quality curriculum or that your kid will become smarter than you and you will have no clue what you are doing anymore. In that post, I shared ten items that you could purchase to keep the joy in science. This expands on that list, with thirty-five (!!!) television shows and YouTube channels that I highly…

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STEM Holidays to Celebrate This Fall

STEM Holidays to Celebrate This Fall

Fall is a time for pumpkins, sweaters, football, and apple cider. But it is also packed full of holidays to thrill the science lovers in your family. Scroll to the bottom to download this list in a calendar form. 1. National Museum Day: September 24 What a perfect day for a field trip! Here is a massive list of science museums all over the world. Jump right to the section for science museums in the United States, or visit the website of THE greatest science museum on the planet…COSI in Columbus, Ohio. 2. Math Storytelling Day: September 25 Today is the perfect day…

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Minecraft Freebies

Minecraft Calendar & Planner Pages For Kids August 2016 – December 2017  …  34 pages of Minecraft planning fun! For each month, there is a blank calendar and a blank check sheet where you can list all your subjects on the left. Download Minecraft Story Cubes The story cubes will provide hours of entertainment for any Minecraft fan. Incorporate them into your language arts curriculum and see creative writing and storytelling soar. Included are 8 printable cubes: actions, friends, enemies, goals, objects (2), and situations (2). Download The Ultimate Minecraft Birthday Party Gift Bag Total cost: $5.15 per gift bag. Includes instructions and/or free printables for cube invitations, chocolate bar…

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Minecraft Math Cubes

This is another set similar to the Minecraft Story Cubes I posted a couple of weeks ago. Again, I honestly wish I would have thought of this idea when my son was younger and needed help practicing math facts. There are 3 cubes and the goal is to use them to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Throw the cubes into the air, see whatever topic appears, and then let your imagination take over. Example from the cubes above: 10 divided by 2 = Here is another example: 12 + 4 =   *Disclosure: this post may contain affiliate links.

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STEM: Incorporating Math and Geography

Welcome to part 4 of a series about incorporating geography with STEM. In part one, I wrote about studying science and geography together and in part two, I shared ideas for learning about technology in conjunction with geography. Part three taught about engineering with cartography. The final part in this series moves onto the M in STEM: math. Math and maps…two of my favorite things on the planet. You may be wondering what math has to do with geography. Why is math important in the field of geography? Math is used in map creation. Math is used in surveying land. Math is used in city planning. Math is used…

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