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8 Fun Science Activities for Kids About Leaves post image

We had so much fun doing natural science activities with kids. So today I am going to continue to collect more natural science activity ideas for kids about leaves: leaf color change, leaf function and structure, … These can easily built into a plant life cycle unit or tree unit. Science Experiments for Kids About Leaves Observe Leaves: If you walk in the park, you will see many different leaves. Take a magnifying class, collect some leaves, and observe these… Read More

Successful Egg Drop Project Design with Paper Only – Paper Funnel post image

After we did the Egg Drop Challenge using Straws and Paper, we came up an idea for an Egg Drop Project design using paper only. The design principles is very similar, but it is a fun idea to add a more stricter limit on the design to make it a hard STEM challenge. What is EGG Drop Design Challenge Egg Drop challenge is a project-based STEM challenge that can be adapted to all ages, from elementary to high school. The… Read More

9 Back to School STEM Challenges post image

STEM challenges are perfect Back To School activities. What is STEM? STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. Some consider projects covering any one of the 4 discipline is a STEM project. Some believe a STEM project has to incorporate all or at least two disciplines. The truth is, any project in one of the 4 discipline is more than likely involved with another discipline, some is more obvious than others. In general, STEM projects are interdisciplinary activities that… Read More

7 Science Experiments to Learn the Sense of Smell post image

Today we continue our journey on exploring the five senses. We had science experiments about colors and sounds. Today we study the sense of smell. Most of us can smell. There are smells every where, good and pleasant smells, bad and nasty smells, … But why can we smell? Where are the smells from? Why there are so many different smells? How does smell affect taste? Here are some fun activities for kids to learn about the sense of smell… Read More

9 Science Experiments Explaining Magnetism for Kids post image

A couple days ago I saw a very neat science experiments with magnets, which reminded me those magnets we have at home. I did some search and find many cool science experiments about magnetism for kids. Here are some of the best magnet science experiment ideas I found. Magical Science Experiments of Magnetism for Kids This is the one I found a couple days ago, magnetic experiment with a Valentine’s twist – playful heart. For young children, this magnet sensory… Read More

Successful Egg Drop Project Design with Straw and Paper post image

Egg drop project is a fun STEM activity. The reason it is widely used in science class and science fair, it is because it is a project based learning, and there are many ways to incorporate engineering design process and physics in the project. We did an egg drop project with straws quite successfully. This time we try a different material: paper. From our last egg drop project design with straws, we learned the key of a successful design is… Read More

9 Seed Science Activities for Kids post image

It is spring, time for some interesting seed science activities for kids. Have you ever grow any plants from seeds? At the beginning of plants life cycle, seeds are interesting to observe and study. Today we share fun seed science projects for kids. Science Activities for Kids About Seeds Pick up a dandelion, and talk about the seeds, and why they are like parachutes. You can even make a paper parachutes of similar structure to test out and learn more… Read More

11 Kids Activities to Learn Coding without a Computer post image

Computer coding is essentially a language that computer uses. When we think about helping kids learn computer coding, we automatically think we need a computer first. But in fact, there are many ways to learn computer coding without a computer, as many thinking and coding approach can be learned in different activities off-screen. Today we share some off-screen activities that teach kids computer programming. Learn Computer Coding without a Computer Unplugged Activities for Computer Coding Skills One of the important… Read More

Patriotic Dinner Party STEM Challenge for Kids using Toothpicks post image

As 4th of July approaching, many families are planning BBQ parties at home in the backyard. What can kids do at a picnic party or a dinner party? I always like the ideas of simple activities that kids can learn while having fun. It is a plus if there is no prep work needed. Building with toothpick meets all these criteria and is one of my favorite. You can easily adapt it to different themes. For 4th of July you… Read More

21 Best Digital Math Learning Tools for Kids post image

It is hard to find the right math learning resources for kids. Today we share best digital math learning tools for kids. There are many math apps available, we have put together 45 math game apps for kids grouped by age and learning objectives. However, in this learning tool post, we only include math apps that can be used as teaching and learning tools, apps that explain math concepts behind the numbers, not just practice app. For math practice apps… Read More

Science After Dark – fun science activities for summer night post image

During summer break, kids like to stay up late. If you are up to it, you may try some of these fun science activities after it is dark. In fact there are so many fun science activities you can do with kids at night. Here are some simple ideas. Have fun with science after dark. Science after Dark – Fun science activities for kids at night Stargazing: On a clear summer night, go out and spend time looking at the… Read More

Fun Activities for Kids to Learn Stars and Constellations post image

Stargazing is always fascinating, especially for kids. In the summer night, when you look up into stars in the sky, you would wonder how many stars are there, and how do they move. There are many ways to learn about stars and planets in the sky, today we share some fun activities for kids to learn stars and constellations. 7 Activities for Kids to Learn about Stars and Constellations The easiest thing to do with kids is to just go… Read More

SkyView App

Do you like stargazing? I always admire those who can point at the stars and tell which is which. To make up my limited knowledge about stars and planets in the sky, I tried stargazing apps. Two of my favorites are Skyview free app and Star Walk. They are good for kids astronomers, and for someone at very entry level like me. Comparison of Stargazing Apps for Kids Both apps can show you the stars and constellations while you hold… Read More

Outdoor Math Activities for Kids post image

Math is every where in our life, even when you are outdoors. You can easily find things outdoor that are mathematical, or you can bring math outside. Kids will enjoy the fresh air, and more than likely they will learn better when they are relaxed and are doing things they like. Here are some fun outdoor math activities for kids. 13 Fun Outdoor Math Activities for kids Do you know how to estimate the height of a tree without reaching… Read More

7 Sand Science Experiments for Kids post image

We have been posting many natural science experiments for kids. Today we share some sand science experiment ideas to do with kids. You can do these activity at beach, or sand box at home, or a park. Kids all like to play with sand, and let’s play! Fun Sand Science Experiments with Kids Kids all like to build sand castles. Do you know why sand can stack on top of each other? It is because the sand grains all have… Read More