Dogs in Space Mini-Rockets: Picture Book Space STEM

What could be better than learning about space and sending off our own rockets? Learning about DOGS going in to space and helping send THEM up in to

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Build a Bird Cage: Picture Book STEM Challenge

When I read Memoirs of a Parrot by Devin Scillian, I loved the memorable parrot, Brock/Echo, who loves his crackers. After we read the book, I gave the

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Design a Leprechaun Trap: Picture Book STEAM Challenge

My daughter still talks about the time the “leprechauns” came to her preschool classroom and left their footprints everywhere, and that was years ago! There’s no doubt it’s

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7 Ways a Parent Can Encourage an Interest in Science

I am guilty of not always enjoying science in my homeschool. But I readily acknowledge that children’s attitudes to subjects are formed through their parents’ attitudes to it.

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STEM and STEAM Ideas for Homeschool, Co-ops, and Classes

I am so excited about this year’s plan because we are starting out with STEAM the center of our minds! At our co-op, I’m teaching an upper elementary-level

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Hands-On Learning Ideas for the Coral Reef

If there is one subject that we return to in our homeschool again and again, it is that of the coral reef. My kids love Nemo, Dory, and

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Princess Preschool STEAM: Designing a Castle

My preschool daughter loves Princess Sofia and her animal friends, so I try to tie in her stories to our learning moments whenever we get a chance. We

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Archimedes Water Displacement Science Lesson

We’ve learned how to find the volume of a cubical object (such as my son’s bedroom). But how does one find the volume of something as odd-shaped as

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Zoo Flakes: Symmetrical STEAM Snowflake Craft

Learning about snowflakes is a perfect lesson for learning about symmetry.  When we read Zoo Flakes ABC by Will C. Howell, we got a unique alphabet of zoo animals

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The Snowy Day Melting Snow Science Experiment

During our only big snow (so far) this winter, we experimented with melting snow. In The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Peter learned snow melted inside when

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STEM Valentines Coding Introduction: Crack the Code Valentines

Valentine’s Day is a little ways away still, but here is a fun way to give a STEM Valentine’s Day card to your students or children — crack

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100+ Preschool Picture Book Lessons and Activities

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I love incorporating learning moments into familiar parts of our lives, especially reading favorite picture

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