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10 Easy Snow Science Experiments for Kids post image

Do you get a lot of snow in winter? We usually get a good size of snow several times each winter. I like to encourage kids to go out even when it is cold. I also like science and STEM learning activities. So I collected many interesting snow science experiment ideas and I hope you will like them too. Since we are all busy, so I make sure all experiments are easy with minimal preparation needed. For those who don’t… Read more

Egg Drop Challenge Design with Paper Only – Parachute post image

We tried several Egg Drop Project design ideas, each with a different material limitation, some limited materials with straws, and some limited to paper. Today’s Egg Drop Project design challenge is another idea we came up with while doing a different paper project. So this is our 2nd idea on paper only Egg Drop Project design. Compared to the last paper only Egg Drop Project design, this one should sustain a stronger impact and greater drop height. Why We Like… Read more

Double Cross Geometry Puzzle Game Testing Visual Perception Skills post image

I had always enjoyed visual perception and illusion games. After my research on the relationship between STEM career success and spatial reasoning skills, I realized visual perception is essential for spatial reasoning, which is a higher-order thinking skill, thus I started looking for exercises that can improve visual perception skills. Recently I saw one on social media that not only requires visual perception skill but also out-of-box thinking, as well as some geometry. Since it is very interesting and easy… Read more

How to grow bean sprouts with kids post image

Growing bean sprouts is an easy and fun activity to do with kids. Because it requires daily watering and observation, it teaches kids plant science as well as cultivating good characters, such as responsibilities, patience, and persistence. Additionally, it provides delicious and nutritious food on the dinner table. I highly recommend growing bean sprouts with kids as a family activity. Since you do it indoors at home, you can do it any time of the year. I have tried mung… Read more

Geometry Games Improving Spatial Reasoning Skills post image

Spatial reasoning skills, which are critical higher-order thinking skills, come to attention for their role in STEM career success in recent years. What are spatial reasoning skills? Why are they important for science and technology careers? Are spatial reasoning skills trainable? If yes, how can we improve our children’s spatial reasoning skills? Spatial Reasoning Skills Introduction Spatial reasoning is the ability to think about and manipulate objects in three dimensions. Spatial thinking allows you to understand the location and dimension… Read more

15 Physics Games That Are Safe for Kids To Play post image

There are many good physics games on mobile devices, but some games have content that is not appropriate for kids, since most of these games are not designed for kids. In the meantime, there are many games that are safe for kids to play, and kids will learn a lot through these games. It takes time to find good physics games safe for kids to play. I went through many of these games and put together a list of physics… Read more

9 Sports Science Activities for Kids post image

Many kids like sports, like soccer, basketball, swimming, track, biking, … With the Olympics in two months, I did a search on sports science activities and experiments for kids. I found a lot of cool ideas. I am sharing some that can be done at home. Hope you like them just like I do. Fun Sports Science Activities for Kids We try to include science for different sports and hope one of them will fit your child’s interest. All kids… Read more

9 Fun Math YouTube Channels for School Age Kids post image

We have introduced two sets of fun science YouTube Channels for kids, one is for hands-on science experiments you can do at home, one is cool science ideas and experiments that will intrigue more curiosities. Today we share some cool math YouTube channels for kids. Today’s list is for school age kids. If you have a preschoolers, you may want to check out the list of Math YouTube Channels for Preschool Children. 9 Math YouTube Channels for school age Kids… Read more

15 YouTube Channels of Fun Science Videos for Kids post image

YouTube has become a good source of educational materials. If you like watching science videos, you will love these YouTube channels of amazing science videos for kids. We shared 6 YouTube Channels for Hands-on Science Experiments You Can Do at Home. Today we share YouTube channels of fun science facts, explanations, and news. 15 YouTube Science Video Channels Explaining Science for Kids Bill Nye: although the channel has not been updated for a couple of years, the content already there is… Read more

Plant Identification Apps post image

Nature is the best classroom. There are so much we can learn just being outside in the nature. I am always excited by the idea that we have so many apps that can help us learn while we are out that we don’t have to carry those thick books with us. We recently shared 10 bird identification apps. We also have 10 apps about bugs for kids. Today we share plant identification apps. Plant Identification Apps Leaf Snap: a free… Read more

10 Apps Websites for Bird Identification post image

Do you like birds? I do. I love to listen to birds singing and watch them fly or play around in the park or in the backyard. They add colors and music to our life. They make wherever they are a better place to live. They are so many things we can learn about birds, here are apps and websites for bird identification. Most are for North America, some also have information for the UK. With them, you can identify… Read more

Christmas Movies Kids Love post image

While the holidays are closer, I start looking for Christmas movies for kids that we can watch as a family. My first go-to place is Amazon. Here are some Christmas movies for kids that are available on Amazon now. Hope they will bring holiday joys to your family. Kids will cherish this holiday time together and treasure them as lasting family memories.All movies are linked to Amazon so you can read reviews to decide if it is a good movie… Read more

LEGO Building Challenge Games to Learn Area and Perimeter post image

What to do with old LEGO bricks? Start a LEGO building challenge and learn math concepts and higher level thinking. This LEGO Challenge Game is for elementary kids who are learning basic geometry, and help them reinforce the concepts of area and perimeter. What is more, all the challenges not only reinforce math and geometry concepts, but also encourage higher level thinking skills. Students need some logic thinking and problem solving skills for these fun LEGO challenges on area and… Read more

Best Learn Coding Websites and Apps for Kids post image

Best coding learning websites and apps that are designed for kids! Computer coding is becoming a more and more essential skill for today’s kids. Even if they are not planning to become a computer programmer, it is important for them to know how computers work and be more comfortable when interacting with digital machines. I am glad to see many organizations recognize the need and developed fascinating tools teaching young children programming. Amazingly, many of these learning tools are free, some… Read more

Best Science News Websites for Kids post image

Best science news websites for kids! Keeping up with the newest trend in science has many benefits for kids that go beyond knowing what is going on in science fields. Reading science news will enrich kids’ science vocabulary, encourage scientific thinking, stimulate creativity, and promote imagination and invention. I still remember reading science magazines my parents had when I was in school. As those were magazines for adults, I did not quite understand everything, but still, I liked those articles… Read more