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STEM Saturday: Scented Hearts Experiment

This week my STEM Saturday co-hosts and I are doing something a little bit different, we’ve decided to have a theme to our posts this week. So when you’re done reading about our scented hearts experiment, you should head on over to check out:
Candy Heart Catapult: Measuring Distance from Stir the Wonder
Flying Cupids | Static Electricity for Valentine’s Day from The Science Kiddo
Lego Candy Box for Candy Hearts Building Challenge from Little Bins for Little Hands

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A-Z STEM Saturday, W is for Waves

Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about waves.

A-Z STEM Saturday - W is for Waves

A wave is the transport of energy without the transport of matter. Waves can travel through mediums such as sound, light, or water. (more…)

A-Z STEM Saturday, P is for Pulleys

Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about pulleys.

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A-Z STEM Saturday, I is for Ichnology

Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be talking about Ichnology.

Ichnology is the study of traces of organismal behavior, such as burrows and footprints. It combines geology and biology in a way that is technically a branch of paleontology, though it isn’t limited to prehistoric animals. One area of ichnology, paleoichnology, focuses on the study of prehistoric or fossil traces while another branch, neoichnology,  focuses on more recent and modern day traces.

Ichnology (1)

We often teach our children about ichnology without even realizing it. Have you ever built a worm farm with them? Or taught them how to spot animal tracks at the park? If so then you’ve been exposing them to ichnology. (more…)

A-Z STEM Saturday, B is for Building Bridges

Through out this month of January, I will be participating in a collaborative series with 53 other bloggers organized by Little Bins for Little Hands to bring you the A-Z of STEM subjects. While this A-Z STEM series is happening, we also still have our weekly STEM Saturday linky party! This week we’ll be combining the two with a STEM post about building bridges.

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STEM Saturday: STEM from Cardboard

The holiday season has come to a close, the gifts have been given, and you probably have a lot of packaging materials sitting in your recycling bin at the moment.

But before you toss those cardboard boxes to the curb, stop!

Collaborate and listen!

Cardboard is an excellent material for hands-on STEM projects! (more…)

STEM Saturday: When You Suck at STEM

Every Saturday I attempt to write about some sort of STEM related activity in the hopes that I’ll give you, my fantastic readers, ideas for fun ways to teach your children about these crucial subjects. I’ve covered concepts such as centrifugal force and Newton’s laws of motion. I’ve done projects that require a bit of forethought, such as when we made our own robots, and I’ve done projects that can be done on the fly, like our talks about gravity. No doubt, we’ve made an effort to connect with STEM subjects in our day to day lives. One might get the impression that I’m good at STEM subjects, or that I at least have a basic understanding of STEM subjects.

STEM When you suck at STEM

If you assumed that then I apologize for misleading you, allow me to set the record straight: I suck at STEM. (more…)

STEM Saturday: Sledding with Newton’s Laws

Ever since the first bit of powder hit the ground, my children have been unable to go day without sledding down the hill in our backyard at least once, if not continually for several hours. But all this outdoor play, all this connection with nature, it isn’t just physical exercise. And it isn’t just good for morale either. It is a true opportunity for hands-on learning.
You see, children are better able to grasp new concepts when they have experienced them first hand.
And sledding just happens to be an excellent way to experience Newton’s Laws of Motion.

Sledding with Newton's Laws

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STEM Saturday: Ears and Sound

For the fans of Saturday Science, do not be dismayed! Saturday Science is alive and well, my co-hosts and I have merely expanded the theme to create STEM Saturdays. For those who are unaware, STEM is short for Science Technology Engineering and Math. Four subjects which are crucial to our children in this ever changing world. Four subjects which are sorely lacking in many people’s education.

As I talked about before, LittleMan recently had a run in with some beans in the ears which required general anesthesia and a specialist in order to remove them. It wasn’t on the original lesson plan to learn about the anatomy of the ear nor how sound travels but sitting in the doctor’s office surrounded by models and posters of the various parts of the middle and inner ear, it seemed like a good time to talk about these things. LittleMan understandably had a lot of questions and the one activity that seemed to help him the most was this model ear.

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