7 Awesome New Year STEAM & STEM Activities

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

WELCOME TO 2018!!!

If you are anything like me, I love new beginnings and first few months in the New Year! It represents newness, a fresh start, a time to dream and set new goals, another year to see your little ones grow right in front of your eyes, and boy do they grow up quickly with STEAM & STEM Activities! There is a buzz and excitement in the air and people are mostly feeling positive for the new year.

This is also a great time to introduce your little ones to new or other STEAM & STEM Activities. Set the tone for the year and engage their minds early on in the year so that their beautiful minds may grow and learn. It’s also still holiday time and I’m sure you want to keep them busy whilst you get on with your day. Here are a few fantastic, fun and interesting activities that are sure to keep them busy.

7. Awesome LED House

Let there be light! Starting on a high and BRIGHT note, give the kids something spectacular with lights, LED and electronics by getting them to build their very own Awesome LED House by using electronics! This is a great way to get your children engaging and creating with electronics. (WizKids Club)

Awesome LED House - STEAM & STEM Activities

You can download the template by clicking below:

LED House Template

6. Colorful Confetti

If your kids want to make something pretty, slimey and full of colorful confetti then they can bask in the joy of making Confetti Slime! They are still celebrating festivities, it’s fun and they can make different color slimeballs to decorate their room. (Little bins for little hands)

Confetti Slime - STEAM & STEM Activities

5. Gel Lava Pen

Why have an ordinary pen when you can have a Gel Lava Pen! This activity is so much fun, it will have your child making several pens because they look so cool! They will also learn about water and oils not being able to mix well and how that is sometimes a good thing! (WizKids Club)

Gel Lava Pen - STEAM & STEM Activities

4. Star Wars Crafts for Kids!

For all the Star Wars fans out there, why not dive into the Star Wars Crafts for Kids! Your child will get the opportunity to make a whole bunch of different crafts. A real treat! (Left brain Craft brain)

Star Wars Crafts for Kids - STEAM & STEM Activities

3. Light-up Dance Pad

Don’t you just love how children love dancing! Well, why not introduce circuit and electronics in a fun and easy way! Now they can make their very own Light-up Dance Pad! Once it’s completed, this makes for a great party trick. With a little bit of music in the background, this will keep the kids entertained for a while. (WizKids Club)

Light-up Dance Pad - STEAM & STEM Activities

2. Light Up Cards

Show your kids how to make personalized light up cards for their friends birthdays and other occasions! This is a great way for them to experience paper circuits and electronics. (WizKids Club)

light up cards - STEAM & STEM Activities

Find the circuit template here: You can download it and make your own!

circuit template
Paper Circuit Template:

1. Microscope with Water

It’s time to put on your detective hat and make a cool Microscope with Water! This is a really fascinating activity that will help to arouse creativity and curiosity within your children. (Babbledabbledo)

Microscope with Water - STEAM & STEM Activities

 

Encourage your children to try all these STEAM & STEM Activities because they are LOTS of FUN. Please also send me pictures when they create them, I love sharing your children’s creations. I wish you and your family the absolute best in 2018! Let’s encourage creativity and curiosity! Stick around, this year is going to be filled with A LOT of great stuff!

Once again, wishing you a Happy New year from Wizkids Club!

TOP 5 STEM Books and Toys for 2018

STEM BOOKS

Would you agree that engineering activities, design practices and art for Prek-12 are among the coolest ways to get kids scientifically educated? This century has witnessed several innovative methods of education and this is (STEAM/STEM Education) one of the better ways to do it effectively. In the cross-disciplinary convention of STEM and STEAM, books and toys have played a vital role to motivate our kids and to find out about science, nature, engineering, and math.

 So what’s new and interesting in 2018? What should we as educators and guardians look out for? I have put together a list of the BEST books and toys to make 2018 fascinating and ultra smart.

Why STEAM or STEM Books?

Picture books and fiction essentially concentrates on influencing kids through imagination and literature. But STEM books urge kids to relate learning to the practical world. Finding connections and meaning in our daily lives and actions. Science, technology, engineering, art, and math assume parts in our lives and these books encourage young learners to go out there and tinker.

Here are some of the TOP 5 STEM and STEAM books for your kids in 2018.

 1. STEAM AHEAD! DIY FOR KIDS (ages 6-12)

STEAM AHEAD! DIY FOR KIDS is a stunning book loaded with hands-on exercises.

With awesome Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math project ideas, it is an easy way to entertain any bored kid! A great way to acquire 21st century skills and STEM learning.

Inside this book you will find projects on LED cards, dance pads, handmade soaps, bubble blowers, Play-Doh circuits, cloud lanterns, scribbling bots and more!

Awarded 5 stars by READERS’ FAVORITE site, Parents, Educators, Bloggers and Homeschoolers.

Available at wizkidsclub.com/books

 

2. Sunken Treasure Hunt Singapore: Mystery and Adventure Series (Ages 6-12)

Keiko, Kenzo and Eji are in the clamoring city of Singapore to go to their cousin sister, Kiara’s presentation on an Ancient Sea Trade. Keiko and Kiara find a shrouded treasure note in an old urn. Their curious nature drives them into a fortune chase. Before long they understand some underhanded fortune seekers are out to get them. Discover what happens when they race to chase the submerged fortune under the South China Sea. How they build and create to unravel the mystery. Comprehensive book with hands-on experiments and science woven into the adventure.

Available at wizkidsclub.com/books

 

3. Make: STEM PACK: (Prek- Grade 1)

An awesome Pre-school, Kinder garden pack. A collection of 4 books to stimulate young minds into STEM and STEAM activities.

This Pre-school pack is This book encourages comprehensive learning for young kids. It is scientific, informative and creative.

It is about water cycle stages, vocabulary and words, experiments, quiz, games and many more. This book gives complete understanding about water cycle through hands on learning and activities.

A fun activity book filled with quiz, facts, information, illustration, sorting, question-answer key and various other activities.

It will help your child with these:

Comprehensive learning

Growing imaginative and creative skills

Developing memory

Experimenting

Generating ideas and stimulating the whole brain.

STEM learning and scientific education

Day and Night

Life Cycle of animals

Seasons

Senses

Plant parts

 

Available at wizkidsclub.com/books

 4. Simple Machine and Forces

SIMPLE MACHINES AND FORCES is an astonishing book loaded with hands-on exercises. Find out about straightforward machines and powers by building them; utilizing simple materials from around the house or stores.

It will create fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math venture thoughts. It is an extraordinary approach to get 21st century abilities and STEM learning.

Inside this book you will discover extends on:

  • Pulley
  • Seesaw,
  • Merry go-round
  • Shoebox Projector
  • Zip line and many more

 5. FAMOUS STEM INVENTORS (AGES 6-10)

This book introduces kids to the world’s most famous young inventors in the field of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). All things that we enjoy are a product of brilliant minds, scientists and engineers. This book imparts information that is interesting and engaging to young boys and girls between 6-10 years age.

STORY OF INVENTORS:

Kids will be transported to the fascinating world of famous creators and learn about their first inventions: Glowing paper, Popsicle, Windsurf board, Television, Earmuffs and more. The book arouses their natural curiosity to be inspired from their role models.

DESIGN PROCESS:

It showcases the Engineering Design Process behind every invention. Highlights what they invented and how they invented, thereby, revealing the steps to all new discoveries.

SKETCHING AND DESIGNING ACTIVITY:

It encourages kids to sketch and design their own ideas through the design activity. This book prompts kids to think creatively and it arouses their natural curiosity to build, make and tinker.

 

Available at wizkidslcub.com/books

TOP 5 STEM Toys for 2018

Why Stem Toys

Getting your kids brains to workout on a regular basis calls for everyday stimulation. Apps, technology, machines and artificial intelligence is a big part in our lives and we know the advantages of having it. Who do you think makes this difference? Of course we are talking about Engineers. Our future forecasts a drastic growth in engineering jobs and technology. It is incumbent to get kids excited about it from an early age so that they remain lifelong learners.

This is why learning and educational toys are so critical in this day and age. Fortunately it doesn’t imply that they should give up on their fun time, in fact STEM toys intend to instruct kids by heightening the adventure and thrill. STEM toys have made a considerable progress in 2017, and we’re seeing huge amounts of new coding toys, science toys, and math toys become a part of regular play.

1) PAPER CIRCUIT KITS

The Classroom Paper Circuits activity is a novel hands-on innovative activity for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. In this activity, kids learn about simple circuits. With the use of copper tape, LEDs and coin battery they can let their imagination run wild. Exciting yet safe way to make electronic light up cards, illuminate books, make bookmarks and create super cool glowing paper toys.  Students in K-8 will be acquainted with basic switches and grades 3-8 will be acquainted with serial and parallel circuits. This activity can be effectively joined consistently. Paper Circuit light up cards are ideal for any time of year and Christmas season – from Mother’s Day to Halloween, the potential is huge. DIY tutorials here:

http://wizkids.club/diy-tutorial/

 

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Paper circuits for STEM

2) MOTOR BOT KITS

The Motorized Art Bot is an exceptional hands-on activity for students in grade 1 through eighth grade. Students will figure out how to use mini motors with battery to make moving bots. This activity will make use of their creative energies to build a spinning toy, make a stuff toy move or build a new artbot. Include a couple of markers, stick the bot on a paper cut and watch it rattle and draw spirals.

This activity can be effectively consolidated during the time – make Spookybots for Halloween, Turkeybots for Thanksgiving, Prezbots for Presidents’ Day, Lovebots for Valentine’s Day and the rundown goes on!

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The mouse bots are very fun toys

3) Wearable Tech KITS

This Wearable Tech Kit provides the necessary tools to engineer sewable circuits into DIY arts, crafts and fashion tech projects – from LED light up scarfs and leggings to pressure sensors for wearables – all designed for ages eight and up.

4) SLIME

Making slime is fun right? That sticky googey oobleck? This is something that keeps children and young immersed in it alike. As indicated by CNBC, the craze of making slime with glue is widespread to the point that stores are fighting to keep SLIME loaded. SLIME making is a great way to keep kids working with their hands for considerable lengths of time.

5) Squishy Circuits

Squishy Circuits are a fun way to teach kids about electricity and conductivity. It utilizes conductive and protective play mixture to understand the essentials of electrical circuits in a fun, hands-on way. Simply include batteries and with the pre-made mixtures (or make your own particular mixture with the given formulas), let your manifestations take form as they light up with LEDs.

The 5 Best Engineering Kids Activities For Christmas 2017

Christmas is coming and we are getting EXCITED! So are the kids…right?

It can be a bit challenging to keep them engaged and persuaded as youthful scientists during this festive season. However, there are some astounding, engaging engineering activities that can accentuate their joy.

Here are some mind-blowing science, tech, math and engineering activities to keep the young ones occupied in STEM and STEAM.

From paper circuits, motors to building switches; these engineering activities are an awesome way to educate and entertain them.

You will be filled with pride seeing them make light up cards, build toys from scratch and buzz up your life. I mean literally…

LED Mask: Simple circuits

Your kid will be excited to make this super hero LED mask. It’s very simple and easy to follow. All you need to do is wear your thinking hat and let the creative juices flow!

MATERIALS:

  1. Template of the mask (Available on www.wizkidsclub.com/shop)
  2. One LED bulb
  3. One coin cell battery
  4. Elastic band
  5. Colors and markers
  6. Tape and scissors

STEPS:

1) Cut out the mask template and design it. We made a wonder woman mask. Draw stars and color the stars yellow and red if you want to make the wonder woman mask.

2) Now take coin cell battery and LED. When the positive lead of the LED touches the positive lend of the coin battery, it glows. The circuit is complete and the LED lights up.

3) Now secure the connection with tape.

4) Then take the LED and stick it to the back of the mask using tape.

5) Finally attach an elastic band on both ends of the mask and your wonder women mask is ready!

Enjoy your Christmas with wonder woman mask and surprise friends and family. Check out the video here:

 

Christmas Ornaments: Simple circuits

Some simple but entertaining ways to amaze your kids: LED Christmas ornaments. How about color and LIGHT IT UP? Sounds fun… eh? This engineering design is going to be epic.

MATERIALS:

Here some items that you are required for this ornament.

– Cut out of the Rudolph and Santa template. Available at www.wizkidsclub.com/shop

– 2 LED blubs

– 2 Coin cell batteries.

– Colors and markers

– Tape and scissors.

STEPS:

  • Cut out the mask templates. I have Santa and Rudolph from the wizkidsclub STEAM KITs.
  • Color and design it.
  • I made 2 holes for the LED to go in. Now take the LED and coin battery. When the long leg, which is the positive lead of the LED, touches the positive side of the battery. IT GLOWS!!!

  • The circuit is complete. Secure the connection with tape.
  • Now take the LED and poke it in.
  • Tape the glowing LED on to the ornament
  • It’s time for the big reveal! Your GOWING CHRISTMAS ornaments are ready! Have fun and charm your family and friends

 

Light Up Card: Paper Circuits

Would not it be amazing if you can make a card that has light in it and you can turn it on and off with a tap of your finger? Best part is, you can make it at home!

You just need few things and follow my lead.

MATERIALS:

What you will need:

– Print out of the circuit card template. Available of www.wizkidsclub.com

– 1 LED

– 1 COIN BATTERY

– COPPER TAPE

– NORMAL TAPE

– Scissors

– Stickers …which are optional.

– Sketch pens or markers

Materials are available on wizkidsclub.com or you could buy the kit now!

STEPS:

  • Cut out the card template.
  • Peel the copper tape and carefully stick it on the brown thick lines.
  • Completely stick the copper tape on the brown lines as shown. Press down the copper tape to make it smooth.
  • Take the LED and poke it through the paper. Gently bend the legs and place them where indicated. Use copper tape to secure the connection.

  • Fold the card. Now take the coin cell battery.  The positive end of battery should face up. Use tape to stick the battery on the card. Ensure the area where the copper tape touches the battery is clear.
  • When you fold the card, the circuit is complete and the LED lights up.

  • Have fun putting your stickers. I choose a funny robot with light.
  • Stick the “PRESS HERE” sticker in the right place.
  • Use any colour of your choice to make it super attractive and fun!

Your glowing card is ready and here is you go with another engineering activity.

 

LED HOUSE: Simple Circuits

If you want to build a house with led in it then you are going to be able to do this after this complete guided article. First of all these below mentioned items should be acquired to build your Led house.

MATERIALS:

  1. One 3v coin lithium cell
  2. One LED bulb
  3. Markers
  4. Tape
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue

STEPS:

  • First thing first, take a print out of the house template on a paper. Available on www.wizkidsclub.com
  • Now build the circuit by attaching the cell to the Led and if it starts glowing, your circuit is complete. Secure the connection with tape so that LED keep on glowing.

3) Color the printed model of the house according to your desired color scheme. Make it awesome looking.  Then use scissors to cut out the house.

4) Now fold the sides along the dotted lines. Use glue to attach the sides and be sure that the bottom should be left open as you are going to insert Led from the bottom.

5) Finally attach the Glowing LED at the bottom with the help of the tape. Fold the bottom  flap and apply glue. Hurrah! Your LED house is ready.

 

 

DANCE PAD: Buzzer/Light up Circuit

Making a dance pad at your own house is not a rocket science and it’s one of the best engineering activity that you can do this Christmas. Dance and Dance and Dance away with every Christmas Carol.

MATERIALS:

A list of items is given below:

  1. 1 card board
  2. Aluminum foil
  3. 9 volt battery
  4. Toilet roll
  5. Light bulb or buzzer
  6. Alligator clip
  7. Tape
  8. Hot glue gun
  9. Screwdriver
  10. Shinny paper

STEPS:

  • Fold the cardboard in such a way so that one part is larger than that of other part.
  • Stick the aluminum foil to the larger part or jutting out part of the card.
  • Attach shining paper to the extra part of the card.

  • Take a toilet paper roll and cover it up with a aluminum paper and stick it to the inner flap of the cardboard as shown in the figure.
  • Tape the battery on the shiny paper
  • Connect one of the battery wires to the light bulb or buzzer (If you want a musical dance pad)

  • Connect one end of the alligator clip to the battery and the other end to the aluminum strip on the cardboard.
  • Take the other alligator clip and connect it to the light bulb or buzzer.
  • Connect the other end to the toilet roll.

  • When the top flap is pressed down, the circuit is complete. The bulb lights up or the buzzer sounds.
  • Decorate the dance pad and tap away to glory.

 

9 Secrets Santa Wishes You Knew!

There’s not a person on earth who doesn’t love holidays. In addition to days off from work and school it is a time filled with festivity, warmth and holiday spirit. With the approach of December, the magic bells begin to ring and there is a dash of red in every street.

What if Santa came and told you 9 Secrets…secrets and truth about the future? Something you could do today to make tomorrow amazing! That would be wonderful … right?

Holidays come with the spirit of giving and even though there are a few days between now and the actual holidays, our friends have started stocking up and purchasing gifts for their loved ones. What if Santa told you “Invest in your child’s future, invest in the RIGHT activities that will surely make your child shine!”

Here are some amazing secrets that Santa wished you knew: SECRET’S ABOUT STEM EDUCATION- The education for the future.

Here are 9 reasons why children need STEM education:

Prepares for the Future:

STEM allows children to get ready and qualified for high paying super cool jobs that are on the rise! Our children are taught 21st century skills such as innovation, collaboration, communication, and technology integration. The best jobs in the future would be in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medical. There are already incredible breakthroughs in the respective fields and will definitely be more with time as your children get into it.

Leadership:

You would want to inspire your little ones to become confident leaders. STEM is motivational and kids get to learn from their role models. If introduced at an early age, it allows them to imbibe leadership skills. The earlier they start, the sooner they will learn them and will have more time to polish the skills. With more and more advancements in STEM, global leadership is changing and as our children grow up, they can lead us in the fields.

Kid’s Favorite Way of Learning:

The best thing about STEM is the way it is taught to the students and children. Kids conduct experiments, build structures, and flex their curiosity and questioning muscles. Programs are not only uniquely designed to meet the intellectual needs of the respective ages of the students, but are also thoroughly studied to ensure that the children genuinely enjoy the learning process. And the more the student enjoys, the more they learn.

Exploration:

STEM allows children to explore and learn more about the world. Ranging from video game creation to deep-sea exploration to medicine to the vast field of engineering. STEM has helped us in real life and they can understand how it can help the human race in the long run.

Retention:

Holidays are great fun for the kids and after working hard during the year. They need some break to relax and unwind and play in the snow. But you can only play so much before you start getting bored. STEM classes should do the trick and since its fun to do, they don’t need to worry about things getting boring or studying again.

Socializing like Santa:

With STEM education, they will get to interact and socialize with like-minded children and let their curiosity flow. They will learn teamwork and team play and that will be beneficial in growing friendships and buddies.

Problem Solving:

Perhaps the most important skill the children can learn is problem solving. They will be presented with multiple challenges in their STEM related coursework. They will then cultivate skills of problem solving to overcome these obstacles and come out at the other end successful. Even if they do not end up working in a STEM related field, problem solving a skill that will help them no matter which field they are in professionally.

Critical Thinking:

As information begins to get incredibly easy to get, so does the risk of false information being circulated also increases. It is imperative for a person to cultivate a sense of judgment that can help them identify these false claims and uncover the real truth. Critical thinking is the objective analysis of facts to form an unbiasedrational, and skeptical judgment. It is also a very useful tool in STEM and something the previous skill relies on. STEM follows an organized process that leads to strong beliefs. Critical thinking teaches us to be analytic and ask questions. And, through these questions, we can form sound judgments that lead to innovative solutions.

Guarantees a successful future:

From the knowledge they gain from the STEM education, they will have what the real world needs. However, most of the children who are enrolled in the STEM program study further in the field and make careers in these fields. Science and Tech along with Engineering and Medical fields have always been the most innovative fields. Notwithstanding, there is always something new happening each day and there is always need of more qualified personnel to work in these fields. With STEM education, their future is secure as there will always be need of them in the present and the future. Even if the job doesn’t exist, in a few years when the child graduates, there will be a huge demand in that relevant job.

15 STEM and STEAM Activities for Grades1-5

Grade 1-5 kids are eager learners. They are highly curious and active. However, their playfulness may affect their learning abilities, if it is not directed in the right way. Teachers and parents have the mandate to guide the learning of these little ones and ensure they grasp concepts as easily as possible. This is especially the case with the science, technical, engineering, art, and mathematics activities, as they are quite challenging. Triggering the thinking capacity of the students through STEM and STEAM activities encourages them to explore ideas, experiment and learning the process. Here is a list of 15 activities that you can engage your grade 1-5 kid at school or at home.

15 STEM and STEAM Activities for Grade1-5
15 STEM and STEAM Activities for Grade1-5
  1. Sugar Density Rainbow

This physical science activity is easy to prepare at home or at school. You will need water, food, colour, glass jars, measuring jars, teaspoon, and sugar. Your kid will learn how to measure different substances through this experiment. For instance, he or she will measure a cup of water and pour this into each of the jars to acquire an equal amount of water. He will also measure out the food colour and place different colours into the glass jars to obtain the colours of the rainbow. The kids will then experiment with the different liquids to create varying densities by starting with zero spoons of sugar and adding one spoonful to each consecutive liquid. After dissolving the sugar, the kids will make a tower using the glass jars and observe the differences in the density through the varying abilities to sink. http://coolscienceexperimentshq.com/

  1. Geometric Shapes

Kids may struggle with getting the concepts in their geometry class. However, making the activity playful will enhance their learning by triggering their creativity and imagination. Playing around with the geometric shapes may even trigger their art and design interest, making the activity more worthwhile. You will need foam sheets, blocks of various shapes, scissors, and straws.

  1. Growing Plants

Children in the 1-5th grades have already appreciated the role of nature in science. It would be worthwhile to introduce them to the concepts of germination and the conditions required by a seed to turn into a seedling through their garden. Have them grow a seed of their choice, cultivate and monitor it until it sprouts and turns into a seedling. The satisfaction they will get out of the nurture, combined with the learning taking place, makes this a must try STEM activity.

  1. Building Bridges

This engineering activity is perfect for kids in the 1 – 5th-grades. They will create the bridges using their building blocks and ensure they capture the essential sections of a bridge such as an arc, a truss, suspension, and beam. This will make grasping ideas about the bridge easier, real, and practical. http://www.creativefamilyfun.net/

  1. Bottle water fountain

This simple experiment helps the children bring the concept of a water fountain to their home or school they can reproduce the fountain using blu-tac, a bottle, a straw, a balloon, and water. It demonstrates the idea that air occupies space. Create a hole for the straw at the side of the bottle and seal any licks. Pour water past the hole then blow the balloon and place it at the top of the bottle.

  1. Straw Roller Coasters

These also provide an amazing opportunity for the kids to learn engineering concepts. Using straws, they will try to recreate their favourite roller coasters. It teaches them about the basics of construction, such as the need for foundations and nodes in creating stability.

  1. Subtraction games

Mathematics can become lively for the kids if it is done practically. Have them count objects and subtract some to determine the remaining number. This is, even more, fun with candy, whereby the kid gets to eat the subtracted ones for every correct answer. It forms an amazing group activity.

  1. Pattern blocks

This activity enhances learning in mathematics by helping the kids appreciate the addition concepts whereas they are learning about different shapes. They can also learn about counting, measurement, and number recognition from this activity. It involves rolling the dice, counting the number of dots that appear on the face-up, and identifying the accompanying shape.

  1. Cabbage juice

Kids can help in the kitchen and learn through this STEM activity. Besides boosting their confidence that you trusted them to help with this preparation, they will learn scientific ideologies on the extraction of juice from plant products. You may use the opportunity to share about the advantages of natural food through the nutritional value of the juice they prepared. Disclaimer: They may not like the taste, even if they made it!

  1. Constellations

Teach the kids this complex idea through a playful experiment. The idea is to recreate the solar systems they know, as well as the famous Milky Way. They can create this craftily, using stars of different colours and drawing lines to connect the joints and make the expected feature. A black background will help reproduce the real scenario.

  1. Decimals

Decimals can be fun to learn if you do it using visuals. The kids will appreciate the place value of figures they create, rather than those already printed in the textbooks. They will alter transfer this knowledge to their class work. Moreover, using the money to explain decimals can be a realistic venture since children can remember the logic behind the change they received at the store, more easily.

  1. Fractions

A great way to learn about fractions is to use shapes such as circles, rectangles, and squares. Besides appreciating the different shapes, the kids can create different fractions and colour them differently. For instance, a circle will be cut into two to form two halves. The halves, cut into two, will for two quarters.

  1. Hydroponics

The kids can learn this concept easily in their classroom or at home. You will need an aquarium that allows you to plant seeds at the top. This way, children will monitor the progress of the seeds as they turn into seedlings and eventually plants. This will help them appreciate and recall the idea of hydroponics.

  1. Pulley

This physics concept can be learnt from the comfort of the home, or outdoors. Kids will realize that they can carry heavy stuff easily if they create an artificial pulley system. This may involve tying a rope to the handle of a bucket full of sand, and then lifting it by sliding the rope across the doorknob.

  1. Machine drawings

Another concept that helps the kids appreciate scientific ideologies is the use of drawings. The children can make drawings of machines they can recall or see, trying to imitate its real parameters as closely as possible. This may also help them appreciate art and design. http://artfulparent.com/jean-vant-hul-writer-childrens-art-enabler

STEM Apps, TV and Books for Kids Worldwide

Like everything else, technology has changed the way we view education. As a result, students’ backpacks don’t just contain notebooks and pencils anymore, but Smart Devices as well. Although, some parents believe that those gadgets are distracting their kids from their studies. However, there is no disputing the fact that technology is also enabling better learning for kids of all ages.

Consequently, there are hundreds of apps, TV and books on Android and iPhone devices that are making technology, science, math, and engineering (STEM) fun for kids.

STEM Apps for kids

Simple machines

Kids can discover how machines work and perform their own experiments. This is achieved just by exploring the playful side of physics in the Simple Machine apps. These apps emphasizes on 6 machines: pulleys, levers, inclined screws, axels, wheels, wedges and planes. They can test and alter each machine while learning about major topics in physics. Some of which includes motion and force, reactions, actions, outputs and inputs, mechanical benefits and conservation of energy. In addition, some websites also provides handbooks download for an amazing understanding of the concepts.

The Robot factory

Most children love humanoid robots and now they can design their own bots with hydrostatic tentacles, Zephyr mechanisms, exoskeletons, monster feet, G-Force mixers, magnets, hooks and more with Robot Factory app. Once a robot is ready, hence its capability to jump, move and reject obstacles can be checked in a physics-based obstacle course.

Tinkercad

Created by a former Google engineer, the Tinkercad 3D design app helps make and print 3D models. With its easy and intuitive interface, this browser-based application could be a primary step in computer-aided design for creators of all ages. Tikercad seems perfect for middle and high school kids aiming to learn CAD expertise and apply them for expert design.

NASA

From space shuttles to solar systems, this official NSA app showcases 1000s of videos and images from around the agency. Besides being a repository of amazing videos and images, this frequently updated application also provides space-focused content including news stories and engaging features. Tapping on the picture pulls an up in-depth article about NASA mission, with a portal to radio and NASA, and a live stream of tweets.

Crazy Gears

Crazy Gear is an issue-solving game that gets thinking critically, issue solving, and exploring physics and other STEM topics. This amazing puzzle-like application that asks students to build gears to do each level. Users will be brought into vital STEM expertise that links to tasks across disciplines. This is truly creative, very accessible and fun option for exploring engineering and physics.

STEM TV programs for kids

Cyberchase

Mach is such a vital subject, but there are not many Television shows that incorporate a mathematic-based program. Still, PBS has 2 dynamic shows about all things numbers.

In this TV show, teenage crime blockers come opposite with some of the bad PC viruses in the globe as they use logic and math to solve hard computer puzzles. After school kids at the house can play along, trying to figure out the reply before the virus takes over and destroys the cyber globe.

Design Squad

In this TV show, audiences watch kid contestants fight to build whimsical equipment for scholarships. This figure big game pits the ingenuity and match the skill of teen builders against one another while describing the complex equations they use to guess how well the machines will work.

Blaze & the monster machines

An animated playgroup series that teaches kids STEM (math, engineering, technology, and science) ideas through the adventures of human characters and a monster truck. In each episode, the characters encounter issues that eventually solved with knowledge of STEM subjects.

Thomas Edison screw lab

The animated series visualizes that the popular inventor Thomas Edison also created a virtual version of himself, and he was uncovered by a clever and smart, modern twelve-year-old named Angie. The 2 of them team up with Angie friends to go on science-themed adventures.

Earth to Luna

Attracts kids to think critically about how things job in the natural globe. Kids will learn ideas such as light refraction, motion and astronomy in easy ways that preschoolers will understand.

Wild kratts

The Kratt brothers learn kids to adventures with chill creatures around the globe. As a result, kids will witness remarkable wildlife moments, rescue animal friends and learn how animals use science in their normal lives.

Dinosaur train

Dinosaur train holds and celebrates the charm that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while sparking an interest in natural history, life science and paleontology.

STEM books for kids

Energy and electronics

In this book, you can learn how to make squishy circuits, beautiful necklace, dancing and glowing pad, LED cards, wonderful dancing floor and much more. This is the best way to learn about conductors, energy, circuits and electricity. Most of all, it provides lessons in using simple materials from around the home or stores.

Inside this book you will find projects on:

  • Spinning doll
  • Wonderful necklace
  • Dancing pad
  • Squishy circuit and much more

Water cycle

This book is especially about the water cycle stages, experiments, words, and vocabulary, games, quiz and much more. This book provides full understanding about the water cycle. You will enjoy this fun activity with illustration, information, facts, quiz, question and answers and various other activities.

It will help your kid with these:

  • Experimenting
  • Developing memory
  • Growing creative and imaginative skills
  • Comprehensive learning
  • STEM learning and scientific knowledge
  • Making ideas and stimulating the full brain

Cool science experiments for kids

This wonderful book full of hands-on activities with remarkable Engineering, Technology, Science, Math and Art project ideas. This is because it is a simple way to entertain any child due to its basic explanations.

Inside this book, you will find projects on Spinning Doll, Merry-go-Round, Simple Machines, Games, Crafts, Adventure, Safe Slime, and more.

Toys and games

Toys and games is a wonderful book. This book will teach kids to make paper toys, fun games, and smart paper cities. These can be played anywhere and anytime. Build them using simple materials around the home, stories or recycled items.

Furthermore, it is a remarkable way to acquire 21st-century expertise and STEM learning.

Inside this book we will project on:

  • Spinning color wheel
  • Paper plate maze
  • Slingshot
  • Bubble blower
  • Geometry city and much more