Learning outdoors in Scotland is great fun – here’s what weeSTEMs has been up to
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”
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”
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”
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”
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