STEM ARCHIVE

  • Are you  looking for new, engaging activities that spur young people’s imagination and creativity? The Boston Children’s Museum has just completed a new set of NASA-inspired challenges, accessible from the museum’s updated Beyond the Chalkboard website! We need your help! If you would be willing to try out 5 of these NASA-inspired activities with your […]

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  • My students love math if you could believe it or not. During homework time many will ask for me to create practice problems for them to solve. I started to run out of ideas off the top of my head and started to search the internet for helpful resources. I found a couple of websites […]

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  • My students are always excited to do science experiments, especially because they don’t have the chance to do experiments during the school day. We will often use this book called Candy Experiments when doing a science activity with the students.

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  • We “transmit” information in a variety of ways.  Generally we communicate acoustically; meaning we “talk”. But did you know that communication is also by olfactory (smell), signaling (dog wagging tail), touching, and chemical (ants secreting acid). In the transmission of information you have a sender (or source), a message, a channel, and a receiver (destination). […]

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  • Captain’s Log — Stardate: September 8, 2016 Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the premier of the original “Star Trek” television series. This long lasting sci-fi franchise is responsible for spurring the imagination of millions of people, myself among them. As a child I could imagine nothing better than racing past the stars at warp speed. […]

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  • Human Body Learning Activities for Kids  Here is a list of 10 fun STEM learning activities from “A Spectacled Owl“.  From brain hats to shrinky dink cell models, it’s a great collection of activities to teach kids all about the human body. 1.What’s Inside a Drop of Blood (Creekside Learning) 2. X-Ray Play Dough (I […]

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  • It’s called the great pacific garbage patch. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the problems our oceans face with plastic so I’m not going to quote statistics or show you horrible pictures.  Instead I’m going to show you something positive that is taking place. A creation of a 21 year old student named […]

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  • Making your next trip to the beach enjoyable as well as educational for your children is easier than you think. It’s just a matter of exploring and making use of the beach’s natural environment. The beach can be a fun atmosphere to practice or revisit a variety of skills and subjects including: math, science, geography, […]

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  • Did you know that Connecticut sent  55 winning students from the Connecticut Invention Convention to the National Convention and tied with Ohio for the most awards received?  Makes you proud.  A 14 year old Southington student won the National award.  Lucca Riccio invented the “message mask” that took the top honor.  That peaks your curiosity, […]

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  • STEM has been greatly talked about but also under funded.  This program costs nothing but contributes to diversity in computer science, inspires students, and can prep students for future technology skills.  I personally believe that it also teaches children to “think outside the box”.  What is this great program?  It’s a web site called code.org.  […]

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