How the Covid-19 Vaccine Works

At weeSTEMs we try to cover current scientific news as regularly as possible – and there’s nothing more talked about in the world of science right now than the world’s newest vaccine – the Covid-19 vaccine. I have grossly oversimplified how viruses and vaccines work – however I hope this is an enjoyable activity thatContinue reading “How the Covid-19 Vaccine Works”

Number Bonds

In maths, there are certain concepts that are beneficial to not only understand, but memorise. Most of us will have drilled Times Tables at some point in our lives – and that wasn’t just to torture us – it’s useful to know the answers so that you can quickly mentally deduce the answers to aContinue reading “Number Bonds”

Fun and easy ways to get outside with kids

weeSTEMs brings you a resource-free and easy to follow guide for getting outside with your kids – whatever the weather. If you’re anything like me, you might be feeling a bit daunted by the prospect of yet another lockdown dragging on (especially in winter) and how you’re going to keep yourself sane. I’ve created aContinue reading “Fun and easy ways to get outside with kids”

Top 16 STEM Christmas present ideas for 2020

I’m always looking for something different to give as a gift at Christmas – especially to my kids so that they will play with something for longer than 5 minutes! STEM toys are fantastic as they are often open-ended; meaning the possibilities of play are endless. I now try to buy STEM-based gifts for friendsContinue reading “Top 16 STEM Christmas present ideas for 2020”

Rainbow Shapes Magnetic Tiles

We were asked by the lovely people at Rainbow Shapes (www.rainbowshapes.com) to have a play with their magnetic tiles and let you know what we thought. My kids were so excited when they realised what was in the colourful box – lots and lots of magnetic tiles! They had hours of fun playing with themContinue reading “Rainbow Shapes Magnetic Tiles”