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May 27, 2020 9:00 AM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... building a crazy wall marble run from toilet paper tubes. Digging into bigger STEM projects Twelve weeks — that's how long it's been in my house since COVID-19 transmission forced schools to send kids home, businesses to close or… Read more
May 22, 2020 11:00 AM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... building, floating, and sinking aluminum foil boats. Sinking and Floating Science We used to have an army of rubber duckies and other bath toys. Sometimes it felt like the toys took up more of the tub than the kids did! Those days… Read more
May 20, 2020 12:30 PM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... building balloon hovercraft. Two homemade hovercrafts made from balloons and CDs and decorated with smiley faces Balloons + Science = Party Time Balloons automatically make everything more festive. Whether that's due to their cheerful… Read more
May 18, 2020 11:45 AM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... foaming fun with elephant toothpaste. Magic, Otherwise Known as Chemistry Why are Harry Potter and unicorns so popular? I think it is because kids love magic. They delight in the possibilities and transformations that magic can bring. … Read more
May 15, 2020 12:00 PM
These free hands-on STEM activities are a great way for even the youngest of students to begin exploring science and engineering. Free Science Activities for Preschool The following science activities from Science Buddies' library of STEM Activities for Kids are perfect for letting preschool kids get hands-on with science: Make a Lemon Volcano: combine baking soda with lemon (citric acid) to create a bubbling volcano. Elephant Toothpaste: mix… Read more
May 15, 2020 11:30 AM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... making a straw water siphon. Moving Water How much screen time have your kids had during the pandemic school closures? I confess, our typical screen time rules have gotten much laxer over the last 10 weeks! Earlier this week, my kids… Read more
May 13, 2020 11:00 AM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... making several different types of oozy slime. Slimy, Goopy, Tactile Fun The messier the better — that's what my kids seem to think. From mud pies to crazy food concoctions, my children have always loved mixing up ingredients to… Read more
May 11, 2020 11:00 AM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... some family time with STEM videos. Family Time with STEM Videos By now, it's a theme we all know: juggling work, family, a parent's role in remote learning, and the very real anxieties of the COVID-19 pandemic... it's a lot. This past… Read more
May 8, 2020 11:00 AM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... experimenting with how candy coatings dissolve and the colors mix. An Experiment Full of Candy Makes the Whining Go Down Have you experienced a day during this quarantine when the whole family just seems to hit a wall? Everyone is… Read more
May 6, 2020 10:00 AM
Follow along with a Science Buddies parent who is using family STEM activities to keep her kids learning at home during the COVID-19 school shutdown. New posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today's adventure... taking aim with a homemade popsicle stick catapult. Making Do with What You Have Are you the kind of person who starts with the end product and then figures out the list of things you need to make that happen, or are you the kind of… Read more
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