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May 1, 2020 5:00 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 a beast of a wind-powered sail car. Building Your Dream Toy Car Does your child ever wish for a toy that doesn't exist? Although I don't recall my seventh-grade son doing so, my second-grade daughter has done this for years. … Read more
April 29, 2020 5:00 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... making ice cream in a bag. The Science of Treats What are you doing to treat yourself these days? A glance at Instagram and Facebook suggests many of us are doubling down on comfort food and delicious treats. I know that's true at my… Read more
April 27, 2020 6:00 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... exploring surface tension by making wire water striders. A Spill Leads to Exploring Surface Tension What happens when you put a freshly laundered tablecloth on the table? Well, in my house, it immediately triples the chance that someone… Read more
April 25, 2020 6:00 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 a cotton ball launcher. Rubber Bands — A Simple Frustration-Easer How is it going for you? I'll be honest, it hasn't been a great day here. Today was one of those days where nothing goes right: four cranky family… Read more
April 22, 2020 6:20 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... exploring solar energy by building a solar updraft tower. Any Day (or Every Day) Can Be Earth Day Earth Day 2020 marks 50 years since the first Earth Day celebrations — I didn't think we'd be spending it like this! Typically,… Read more
April 20, 2020 8:00 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 geodesic domes and other gumdrop geometry structures. Geometric structures of varying sizes made from toothpicks and gumdrop candies Math and Science Go Hand-in-Hand From the beginning of our learn-from-home STEM adventure during… Read more
April 17, 2020 5:20 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 and balancing a creative mobile. A Balancing Act I have a half-dozen one-liners running through my head about how there is no "balance" for parents in today's pandemic world. I'll spare you though — you can probably… Read more
April 15, 2020 5:00 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 and playing with air cannons. Letting My Child Lead the Way Have I mentioned that I'm a bit of an obsessive planner? That hasn't been working out so well for me lately. We've had to throw away the plan a number of times. So,… Read more
April 13, 2020 8:00 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... answering COVID-19 questions by building models of viruses and understanding how soap can help kill coronavirus. Activities to Address Kids' Questions About COVID-19 Do your children have questions about this coronavirus or the pandemic… Read more
April 10, 2020 6:00 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... constructing a rubber band guitar. Quarantine with Kids is Not Quiet How's it going at your house? Are you managing to find moments of quiet? I've given up. In my house, quarantine is noisy. There are arguments, video game music,… Read more
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