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April 8, 2020 9:00 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... launching rockets made out of plastic Easter eggs. Embracing Silliness, Themes, and Celebrations I find myself forgetting what day it is more and more. I'm used to keeping track of the day by the hustle of our family-life schedule. … Read more
April 6, 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 grasping robot hand out of household materials. Nothing Normal Around Here If this was a normal week, I'd be telling you all about how this is National Robotics Week (#RoboWeek), how awesome building robots is for kids of all… Read more
April 3, 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... writing secret messages with invisible ink. Oops... New Plan Needed! How many plans have you made since your school closed? Are you on your first or fourth family schedule? Have you tossed all schedules out the window? We've made a… Read more
April 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... molding hard-boiled eggs into wacky shapes. Weird Tricks are Often Cool Science It's April Fools' Day, a day well known for its pranks, hoaxes, and tricks. My mom instincts are screaming "no!" this year. I'm pretty sure that now, when… Read more
March 30, 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...food dye, shaving cream, and a bit of cool science transform paper into beautiful marbled art. Artists are Scientists, Too My kids love art. Drawing, painting, clay — all these things bring them joy. On the other hand, while I… Read more
March 27, 2020 5:30 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... playtime and science time converge when building parachutes for favorite toys. Building Toys Drives Away Boredom "I'm bored" is one of those sentences I hate as a parent. It ranks right up there with "Are we there yet?". These days… Read more
March 25, 2020 4:00 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... a neighborhood walk leads to pulling apart flowers, all in the name of science. Observing Nature Means a Little More Sanity It's been exactly two weeks since school closed for us, and I've learned a lot about each of my family members,… Read more
March 23, 2020 3:00 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... party trick meets science while exploring why perfectly balanced birthday candles act like a seesaw when lit. A hand holding a lit match to light candles that are part of a candle seesaw physics science activity. Playing with Fire is… Read more
March 20, 2020 1:00 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… kite building — a fun art and science combo for all ages. Things That Fly are Fun As soon as I started thinking about what do with my kids during our school closure, I knew that making things fly was going to be on the list. Kids,… Read more
March 18, 2020 1:00 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. First up... STEM fun with washable paint and good handwashing. Making the Best of the Situation at Hand I'm a scientist, a geneticist, in fact. But I'm also a parent, like many of you. I have two kids at home, ages 8 and 13. And since it was first announced… Read more
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