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Animals At Night

I am SO excited about this theme and there is still so much more left to explore and learn about the world at night. I have decided not to call this topic Nocturnal Animals as we’re not only going to explore nocturnal animals, but also look at what diurnal animals (including ourselves) do at night.Continue reading “Animals At Night”

Caterpillar crawling into a bug hotel

Bugs bugs bugs

Who doesn’t love bugs? As adults, we’ve often fallen out of love with them – but look closely and you’ll be reminded just how fascinating they are! This week covers some outside hunts – so grab some wellies and a magnifying glass and get set on an adventure! You could try going somewhere new andContinue reading “Bugs bugs bugs”

The Ocean

There is something elusive about the ocean – how vast it is and just how little we know about it. This week we have our very last Blog Takeover for this session and it is a brilliant one! The creativity and ingenuity of weeSTEMers never ceases to astound me. We’ve absolutely loved all of theContinue reading “The Ocean”

How My Body Works

Kids are naturally so inquisitive about their bodies and so it’s easy to enagage them in activities to learn about the human body. This week we have another few fabulous Blog Takeovers taking a closer look at the human body. Thank you to both of these weeSTEMs families for sharing their learning with us! TheContinue reading “How My Body Works”

The Power of Water

Welcome to Part 2 of our Water series and Blog Takeover – The Power of Water. In this week’s blog we’re going to cover slightly more complicated concepts including the water cycle, water resistance, rain clouds, using water power in machines, and exploring liquid densities. Thank you so much to all of the weeSTEMers forContinue reading “The Power of Water”

Plants

This week we’re going to go back to basics – to the ‘start’ of the foodchain. Plants. The activities this week are really easy to edit and simplify for younger kids, or of course advance and take the learning really far for more advanced learners. Each activity is designed to work well for kids ofContinue reading “Plants”

Exploring Water

Here is our first Blog Takeover – where lots of weeSTEMers have completed some weeSTEMs activities and sent their photos in to share with you! And let me tell you – the quality and fun that’s come across in the photos has blown me away! I’m so proud and honoured to be surrounded by suchContinue reading “Exploring Water”

Food STEM

Food is a hot-topic at the moment – as is sustainability and grow-your-own food. I’ve always been fascinated with it and thought this would be a great season for you to get a bit more familiar with the story of food. Also, with the current lack of recycling in many council areas – I’ll beContinue reading “Food STEM”

The Wildlife Around Us

This is the winning theme from Facebook last week – so make sure you’ve turned on notifications to enter the next one! Nature seems to be healing itself and slowly creeping back to where it used to belong – with cougars in Santiago and goats moving down off the hills and wandering through people’s gardensContinue reading “The Wildlife Around Us”

Golden easter eggs

Spring STEM Activities

I absolutely love Spring! I love the promise of longer days and the prospect of potentially nicer weather 🙂 The weather has been glorious – and is forecast to continue – so most of these activities could be done outside. There is a plethora of evidence showing the massive health (both mental & physical) benefitsContinue reading “Spring STEM Activities”

Eye experiment

Senses

This is always such a fun topic to do with kids (and adults) and it’s very hands-on but with little prep. There’s also loads of activities in here that I bet your kids will want to do over and over! Happy learning! Senses Facts Infants blink only once or twice a minute, whereas adults blinkContinue reading “Senses”

Space

Hello and welcome to week 2! How did you get on with Week 1? This week is all about SPACE – it’s something that all children (and adults!) seem fascinated with and so I’ve tried to come up with a range of activities that will cater to most age ranges – although if you’re notContinue reading “Space”

STEM BINGO

Here is a fun wee STEM challenge for you to help inspire you and your kids through the next few months. Most of them should be self explanatory, but if you’ve got any questions at all please let me know!

Germs

Hi everyone! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Hope you’ve got a willing assistant who can do all these experiments whilst you sit with your feet up 😉 Welcome to weeSTEMs ONLINE. And welcome to the first themed week – all about germs. I thought since there’s so much chat in the world about Covid-19 I would doContinue reading “Germs”

Constellations🌌

What a crazy winter we’re having – after 4 weeks of storms and weather warnings we finally made it out and boy were we all delighted to be reunited and back outside!! Old and new faces came along on Saturday March 7th to play and learn all about constellations and the Scottish sky at night.Continue reading “Constellations🌌”

Rabbie Burns @ weePLAY

Balloch Park was lovely as always for us to celebrate all things Scottish & Rabbie Burns. We spent the morning designing tartan, creating haggis, and making playdoh shortbread. Everyone was delighted to be reunited with their friends after the long Xmas break – and we welcomed 4 new wee faces to our weePLAY session. TheContinue reading “Rabbie Burns @ weePLAY”

WD OWL Launch Event – January 2020

We had a brilliant day working with early years practitioners and local primary and secondary schools to launch the local area Outdoor & Woodland Learning group.

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