BONES 💀 There have been so many skeletons hanging around for Halloween and I've noticed it sparking a lot of discussions about body parts. Spooky stuff like vampire teeth, gross stuff like boogers (always...), and normal questions like why our bones look and work like they do. ⠀
So I pulled out one of my daughter's and my absolute favorite books, ever, the Lift-the-Flap Q&A About Your Body book. It's an interactive walk through questions your curious kids might ask this October, like "Where is my skeleton?", 'Why is my blood red?" and "Are all sweet things bad for me?" 🤣🍬🤣⠀
And I'm super excited to share that I've got a little test project going... See, I LOVE books. And I know that you LOVE books 😍📕 Especially cool ones for kids. So I've started curating some extra special editions to sell in my shop on Left Brain Craft Brain. All STEAM-inspired. All fun, with a unique learning edge. 📕⠀
So if you want to see more, or grab your very own Lift-the-Flap Q&A About Your Body Book, click the link in profile. I'll be adding more fun stuff over the next few weeks including some extra special 🎁 sets , so keep your eyes on my Instagram feed for more sneak peeks.⠀
People ask why I do what I do. It isn’t because the money is good. Or because it keeps me busy when not in class. It is because I love what I do and don’t really see it as a job. Now don’t get me wrong I have no intentions of becoming a teacher and even though that really is what my job is, I don’t see it as teaching. I see it as a way to share my passion and love for science, my love for technology and engineering and my love for math. I share with others who don’t get the opportunity to learn about STEM. I love sharing about the random facts of science in my head and most importantly I love making slime. My job is my passion and really is the dream job of a college student. #stem#education#ilovemyjob
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Our biology students think it’s always nice to change up your work environment 🌱 Earlier this semester they went out to collect rabbit brush seeds #biologystudents#rrccinnovates
Our Teen Science Cafe for October has started. Unfortunately our speaker an engineer from Georgia Power wasn't able to attend due to needed to help restore power for Hurricane Micheal. So our Founder and Executive Director Ms. Tokiwa Smith stepped in to teach the kids about #engineering & engineering careers and have the kids use the engineering design process to design, build and test a prototype for a spacecraft that is landed on a planet to collect data.
In 17 days dont miss the excitement of the 10th annual Science Carnival! We are less than three weeks away, so here are a few great ways to warm your brains before the Science Carnival commences on November 3rd:
Check out Dianna Cowern's channel "Physics Girl"on YouTube! She has a wide array of videos ranging from activities & experiments to discussions & explanations! This is a really great resource to get your children thinking critically about STEM while having fun along the way! You can also visit her website at: www.physicsgirl.org
Take a trip to the MOXI in Santa Barbara. If you've never been, the MOXI is a one-of-a-kind museum for all ages, designed to ignite learning through interactive experiences in both science and creativity. Each of the museum's three floors is loaded with hands-on activities to get children engaged in all things STEM. Don't skip this one!
Is your kid the world's next great coder? You'll never know unless they give it a try! There are tons of resources online to get kids experimenting with coding. Here are a few you can try:
Make sure to visit Discovery Education's Young Scientist Lab at www.youngscientistlab.com. The website comes complete with a wide array of activities that can be done right at home. You will have a blast with all of the material found on their website!
Finally, visit our activity website for even more fun filled activities! The Science Carnival will be here before you know it, but will you be ready?
Aspiring #WomenInSTEM - our CTO and Co-Founder Vivian Chu is thrilled to be speaking at the #GirlPowered event by @vexrobotics and @recfoundation, celebrating International Day of the Girl #IDG2018. If you’re in Dallas, come join and ask Vivian any Q’s you have about STEM, robotics and being a woman in the industry! 🤖📚
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Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding!
The IncrediBuilds collection features do-it-yourself, customizable, freestanding models and educational booklets that are sure to delight fans of all ages. Each IncrediBuilds model is made of eco-friendly, FSC certified wood and comes with step-by-step directions. No glue or tools are necessary because each model is made with easily detachable, laser-cut interlocking parts. Whether its building your favorite Star Wars vehicle or character from the Harry Potter series, both kids and adults can use these informative and interactive projects to explore their creativity and create unique, displayable art that can easily be colored or decorated. Link in bio.
The color sensor and Blockly code work magically together on our newest UnicornBot addition. Hours of robot play and family fun guaranteed! Learn more via the link in bio.
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👨🔬The D.A.S.T or Draw a Scientist Test is fun and interesting activity to do with students of any age! It is a great way to lead a discussion about stereotypes, the definition of science, and how to be a scientist.
▶️Step 1: Ask them to put away everything and get ready for a pop quiz.
▶️Step 2: Ask them to draw a picture of a scientist doing science. No cheating!
▶️ Step 3: Have students "score" their drawings by giving points for including the following parts:
⚠️glassware (test tubes, flasks, etc.)
⚠️Signs of danger(keep out, radioactive, etc.)
⚠️Signs of knowledge (formulas, periodic table, books)
⚠️Technology (computers, machines)
⚠️Goggles or glasses
⚠️Middle-aged or elderly
⚠️ Caucasian Scientist
👩🔬The more points a student earns, the greater the stereotype. Ask to show the paper with the lowest score. It may be a girl exploring nature. Discuss how science is the process of discovery and each student will be a scientist as they implement the scientific method and discover phenomena for themselves. Discuss women and minorities who have made amazing contributions in science! Let's change stereotypes and create a more inclusive scientific community!
Turn a cardboard box into a maze for hex bugs! It’s so fun to watch them navigate the path. This is a fun STEM challenge for a wide range of ages, and it encourages collaboration. Details on my site.
Red Cabbage Experiment 💡ages 5+ 💡Red cabbage juice can be used as an indicator to test if a liquid is an acid or a base. If added to a base it will turn blue or green and if added to an acid it will turn red. To make the cabbage juice, cut up a leaf of red cabbage into small pieces and blend with some water until it’s liquified. Then pour through a strainer to separate the juice from the pulp. Now the juice is ready. We added about a tablespoon of cabbage juice to the following: baking soda, sugar solution, water, vinegar and lemon juice. Notice how the colors move from blue to red. So cool! 👍🏻 #kindergarten#scienceiscool#scienceforkids
Dancing Grapes Science Experiment 🍇 ages 3+ 🍇 So simple to setup and amazing to watch! All you need is some seltzer water and grapes! For full details go to raisingdragons.com and search “Dancing Grapes”! 👍🏻 Follow us @raisingdragons4 for more fun, simple kids activities! #scienceexperiment#kindergarten#preschool