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Playing with water drops on wax paper

Learning Through Water Play-One Drop at a Time

Exploring water can be fascinating. We started our exploration with plain water and eye droppers. The trays were lined with wax paper. The children started with dropping amounts of water on the tray and seeing the interaction of the droplets. They quickly discovered how they could drag the drops with their droppers to meet others. Some figured out that they could use their own fingers much the same way. They noticed that the droplets increased in size as they connected with others. They…

STEM Toy: Penny Spinners

STEM Toy: Penny Spinners

Make these fun penny spinners with just a few simple supplies. This project could be an awesome STEM lesson on physics, too!

When I saw the LED projects on Instructables starting to pop up I figured hmmm:  Red LED + brown fur covered wire (pipe cleaner) =  Rudolf! So I scrounged my junk project drawer found some LEDs, a battery clip (with a still functioning flat battery), my stack of pipe cleaners from previous crafts and my soldering supplies... I was off...

Pipe Cleaner LED Christmas Decorations

Pipe Cleaner LED Christmas Decorations: When I saw the LED projects on Instructables starting to pop up I figured hmmm: Red LED + brown fur covered wire (pipe cleaner) = Rudolf! So I scrounged my junk project drawer found some LEDs, a battery clip (with a still functioning flat battery…

VCUarts Department of Art Education

Department of Art Education | VCUarts

The Department prepares graduates for teaching art in schools, communities, and museums. Once you graduate from the program, you’ll be eligible for teacher licensure in pre-kindergarten through grade…

Ok, welcome to my first Instructable! I thought I would make it something simple, and I just made some cute little vibrobots so why not do it about th...

How to Build a Simple Vibrobot

How to Build a Simple Vibrobot: Ok, welcome to my first Instructable! I thought I would make it something simple, and I just made some cute little vibrobots so why not do it about them? Video: The cross shaped one would have moved so much more, but the battery is running out.…

3ders.org - Plastic garbage becomes 'ink' for 3D printers | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Plastic garbage becomes 'ink' for 3D printers

It is a hopeful development when innovation, community, and environmental improvement dovetail; the project Perpetual Plastic which uses plastic garbage to make 'ink' for 3D printers may be considered one such development.

A place to mix and smash plants and water, needs only a few bowls and a stick, but is a great place to learn about how things change and sense of capability. medicine making - Stomping in the Mud:

Mortar & pestle work - from Stomping in the Mud (",) | Forest school, Invitation to play, Nature play

A place to mix and smash plants and water, needs only a few bowls and a stick, but is a great place to learn about how things change and sense of capability. medicine making - Stomping in the Mud:

Do you know the story of the Brooklyn Bridge? This fun book for kids tells the tale featuring PT Barnum, a circus and 21 elephants. It also inspired this week's Engineering Science for Kids challenge - build a bridge to hold 21 elephants! A great STEM / STEAM activity for preschoolers and elementary aged students

Build A Bridge for 21 Elephants

Do you know the story of the Brooklyn Bridge? This fun book for kids tells the tale featuring PT Barnum, a circus and 21 elephants. It also inspired this week's Engineering Science for Kids challenge - build a bridge to hold 21 elephants! A great STEM / STEAM activity for preschoolers and elementary aged students

natural ink swatches

Natural Ink

Once you start making ink, the world never quite looks the same. Here's how to make your own colored inks to use in arts and crafts projects. Learn how to gather natural materials — leaves, berries, bark, moss — and transform them into rich, kid-friendly hues.

What Makes Ice Melt Fastest? Use the Scientific Method in this learning activity and figure out how to save the Paw Patrol from the ice.

What Makes Ice Melt Fastest? Science Experiment - Raising Little Superheroes

What Makes Ice Melt Fastest? Use the Scientific Method in this learning activity and figure out how to save the Paw Patrol from the ice.

Make your own air dry clay. Then use it to make clay creations. Fun art project for kids! (sponsored)

DIY Air Dry Clay Recipe for Craft Projects - Fantastic Fun & Learning

Teachers almost always have the best intentions. I know that. I was a classroom teacher. And even now as I teach at home, I also know that sometimes a good deed goes awry. That is what happened with Mr. Frog. Mr. Frog was my kindergartener’s clay creation for art class this year. For weeks I...Read More

How to make your own magnetic building set for kids using cardboard. These magnetic shapes are easy to make, fun to play with, and cheap! via @The Artful Parent

Start Building! Fun Magnetic STEM Activity

*A big thank you to Sylvan Learning for sponsoring this post; as always, all opinions expressed are my own. We have a new magnetic building set in the house and I am ridiculously excited about it. It's awesome. Seriously. Want to hear all the reasons why? The shapes are fun to play with and very creative. You can build modern abstract sculptures in all kinds of fun configurations. You can explore magnetic properties and build in ways that are not possible with regular building blocks. In…