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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

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

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 Math Apps Teaching Math Concepts with Games post image

It is hard to find the right math learning resources for kids. Today we share best math apps teaching math concepts with fun games 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… 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

Choosing stargazing apps for kids is different from picking the ones for yourself. You have to think about kids’ knowledge level and ability of paying attention to science information. Here are some thoughts based on my own experience. I like stargazing, but I have limited knowledge about stars. 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… 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

16 Flower Math Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten Kids post image

We have shared flower science activities and YouTube videos explaining flowers’ life cycle. Today we share some fun flower math activities for kids, ranging from preschool, kindergarten to school age. Some of these activities use real flowers, some use craft flowers. These are fun spring and summer learning activities for kids. If you celebrate Mother’s Day, they are also good activities for Mother’s Day. Fun Flower Math Activities for Kids I like this flower craft idea that kids learn numbers… Read more

Teaching Kids Financial Skills with Real Money post image

How much do you kids know about money? Do they know how to budget and save? Do they have the basic knowledge on investment? Children will live on their own sooner or later, these basic financial literacy knowledge is the most fundamental life skills they need to be successful in life. Teach Kids Financial Skills When Shopping with Real Money How to teach kids these skills? It is best to start early and it is best to use real life… Read more