4th grade girl definitely win the tallest award for the week! Everyone did a wonderful job on the Engineering challenge. #engineering#stemeducation
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Plakat dla Collegium Invisibile - świetnej inicjatywy dla studentów i zdolnych licealistów. Wkrótce rusza rekrutacja do collegium, wszystkie dziedziny mile widziane, każdy interesująca inicjatywa ma szansę na fajny rozwój.
Winter weather brings opportunities for snow STEM. Catch snowflakes on dark cardboard, examine them under a magnifying glass & preserve favorites in superglue. Don't have snow? Put distilled water in the ice cube tray to make frozen spikes & cut out paper snowflakes while it freezes.
For detailed instructions, see "Snow and Ice Activities," on SnowCrystals .com, which also has a snowflake guide, picture gallery & lots of #snowscience facts
Our kids love to build so we’ve been investing in some interesting materials to add to the collection. This rainbow set by Grimm’s was a birthday gift from the grandparents and it’s been getting lots of love. It’s sturdy, open-ended and incredibly pretty. 🌈
For the past three months, students at [email protected] have been working on their STEM Expo projects: designing, researching, collecting data, and analyzing their findings to present to professionals like you.
Join us as a judge for our annual school-wide exhibition at bit.ly/expojudge19
Hottest, Highest, Coldest, Deepest! .
We aligned the first week of our measurement unit with this book 🔝and the STEM cup tower challenge. We called it “Making our own Everest”! 🙌🏻
Students were given 50 plastic cups per group (Just cups!), asked to build the tallest tower possible, and measure their final “mountain” using three or more forms of measurement (inches, centimeters, feet, yards, etc)
For the challenge round, try one (or all!) of the following:
Students can only use one hand each
Students can’t touch the cups with their hands (add 1 rubber band and 4 strings to the supply list)
Students have to build the towers by giving directions to a blindfolded partner 😆
Rainy week +crazy kids + indoor STEM activity= CRAZY, competitive students...We took lots of “time out-take a breath” breaks 😳 (Meanwhile, my “I’ll wait” faces were totes ready: 😐➡️😑➡️🙈)
Today’s children are lucky being surrounded by such advanced technology. STEM education is in the schools, but there’s so much more that can be done in the home to encourage kids to really look at the world around them, ask lots of questions and get them to observe their surroundings...try these ideas with kids in your family:
1. Explore through hands-on demonstrations and interactive experiences. Workplaces and factories are great places to see how things are created.
2. Read together – books open your kids’ eyes to new ideas and fresh perspectives.
3. Take family fun trips to the zoo, museum, planetarium, or go on a nature trail and bring along a notebook to record observations or sketch pictures.
4. Building model planes, rockets or ships can pique a child’s interest and build confidence and perseverance when completing projects.
5. Cooking and preparing foods can lead to research in culinary-science and create inquisitive questions and observations.
6. Small cardboard boxes, plastic or cardboard tubes, PlayDoh, LEGO blocks, string, tape, etc. all encourage creativity, building, and invention.
7. Get digging in the garden with your kids. Let them create their own garden plot and calculate the yield of produce, how many seeds to plant, how far apart and how deep. They’ll be amazed and proud when they see the results of their actions.
Plant STEM seeds early in your children’s lives and watch them grow!
With the abundance of career opportunities in our computerized technological world… you can help to secure their future.
We're excited to announce that The Brandeis School (@thebrandeisschool) will be joining us on Tuesday, March 12 on our Mission to Albany 2019! Has your school signed up yet? Email [email protected] to get your names in today.
A little about me and my journey! I got married at age 20 to the love of my life! We met when I was 17!I grew up way too fast and needed to take a pause! I worked for a top bank and moved from teller to regional sales manager in under 10 years. Gave birth to two most amazing kids that teach me something everyday! I missed their first steps, first words, and sooo many firsts but no regrets! I was able to financially contribute to our family which allowed my husband to grow his business. I gave up that crazy hectic life to take some time and reflect on my life. I longed for a balance between home and work! I longed to work out and eat right! I finally found my calling! Follow my journey as I venture into the world of coding. Empowering our future generations as they develop amazing life long skills!
# #codingmama#coding#codingforkids#girlscancode#codinglife💻 #codinglife#codingisfun#creativecoding#coders#stem#stemeducation#teachcode
Help your child learn with Legos! Make a balance scale for an at-home STEM activity. (See first comment for more info)
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Just droppin’ these old pics here to remind myself that I don’t always look and feel like a used Kleenex 🤒 I have been SO mcfreaking sick for the past few days, but before it got really bad I recorded a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ video! Part one of the video is up on my YouTube channel, and part two of the video is my very first IGTV. We go over questions like how I got into science, where I went to school, what I studied, how I came to be a science presenter, and imposter syndrome in science communication! It’s super casual, and the IGTV one in particular can basically just be listened to like a podcast—although you will miss some truly hilarious facial expressions, if I do say so myself (and some fun facts that appear onscreen as text!)
I hope you enjoy them, and that they answer some of your questions about my background and how I got to do what I do now! .
Some of you asked some great science-y questions that I haven’t had time to research but I hope to answer them sometime soon, maybe on stories? .
Let me know if you like IGTV, thanks for putting up with congested voice and I showered, sickly self, and thanks for stickin’ around! We’ve got lots more learning and exploring to do, you and I 🐝 🌳 🌍 🧪
Shoutout to the good ol’ car selfie for good lighting, and to @fentybeauty glossbomb for doing the most 👄 .