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Rocket Fun

Completed Rocket Craft

Learn all about rockets and flying while you make your own rocket craft to fly! Materials needed:  Print out of  two pattern sheets Scissors Tape Crayons or markers Bendy straw What to do: Print the patterns (click the link here to open the template page: Rocket Templates). Color the rocket (if you’d like), then cut… read more >>

Making A Bouncy Ball

Rubber bouncy ball colorful shining toy ball

Have you tried making your own bouncy ball?  Like the recipe for slime but more solid, this ball is ready to play in a whole new way. Become a scientist and experiment!  Once you have followed the basic recipe, try adding different amounts of the ingredients and see how it affects the outcome.  You may… read more >>

Math + Art = Pi Day (or Any Day!) Fun

Pi Day Activity

Children do not need to be advanced mathematicians to celebrate Pi Day. This easy math art project is easily adaptable for kids of all ages. The only skills necessary are counting to 9, coloring mostly in the lines, and some creativity.    Materials:  ½ inch graph paper  Black marker or crayon  Crayons, markers, watercolors, chalk, or colored pencils   … read more >>

Women in STEAM

women in science

March is Women’s History Month, when we remember the vital role of women in our nation’s history. Despite a history of being discouraged from entering them, women have long been making contributions to STEM/STEAM fields.  Their contributions have entered into pop culture with movies like Hidden Figures and fictionalized into TV series like The Bletchley Circle. These books… read more >>

Sharing Science: Books for Babies and Toddlers

mom and baby reading

It is never too early to start sharing books and having conversations with your child. You can start sharing science vocabulary and processes with your littlest one right now. Here are a few aspects to look for when selecting appropriate and engaging science picturebooks for our youngest learners. Each aspect is accompanied by a recommended… read more >>

STEAM Cup Challenges

cups stacked in tower

Even before we were staying at home all of the time, many families were gathering once a week or more to have family get-togethers. Whether you watch a movie that you finally agree upon, or gather around the table for a board game, there are many activities that can bond you as a family. How about including some… read more >>

Build a Fort!

playing in a blanket fort

Building a fort from blankets and couch cushions is a part of just about everyone’s childhood. It can be a place to snuggle, read or explore your imagination. Your fort can be a castle and you can be the kings, queens and royal subjects, you could pretend your fort is a treehouse up high in… read more >>