Learning outdoors in Scotland is great fun – here’s what weeSTEMs has been up to
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
This week we are very lucky to have the fabulous input from homemade_learning mum Hilary who has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to engaging kids in learning and making it fun so that learning is always through play. You can follow all of her brilliant ideas on her Instagram or Facebook page. We’veContinue reading “Maths – indoors and outdoors”
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”
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