inspiration and imagination

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All About Bees

Have you heard the buzz about bees? Learn about lifecycles with one of our most precious bugs: Bees! This Learn @ Home Kit, created in the Library’s own hackLAB is a great way to discuss living things, habitats, and life cycles, which are all part of the Science curriculum! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

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Math Manipulatives

Manipulatives make math more manageable and the Library’s Math Manipulatives Learn @ Home Kit is filled with tools like fraction circles, ten frames, dice, and more that teachers use all the time in their class! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

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Simple Machines

Simple Machines make for lots of building fun! Travel back in time and learn how to build a catapult with the Library’s Simple Discover Learn-At-Home Kit made right here in the Library’s own hackLAB! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

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The Building Challenge

What can you make with squares, circles, and pentagons? Just about anything! Discover the wonder of The Building Challenge Learn-At-Home Kit made right here in the Library’s own hackLAB! For all the details and to order yours, click here: https://forms.gle/cj257GT6yJedrrzRA

Community Inspired, Kid Tested: Indoor Family Fitness
Blue Robot

Click the robot to discover the great resource shared by Erin and Trey that will keep you active while at home!

Have an idea you want us to share? Email Miss Amy at aeastwood@innisfilidealab.ca with your suggestions!

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Ice Lanterns

Create a beautiful icy lantern, perfect for a cold, dark, winter evening!

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Rainbow Icicles

This is the COOLEST experiment! Icicles form when dripping water starts to freeze, so on a chilly day, throw on your snowsuit, hats, and mitts, and head outside with Miss Laura and learn how you can make some beautiful, (and maybe even colourful!) icicles right in your own backyard!

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The Ski Slope Challenge

Grab 2 craft sticks, some tape, and aluminum foil, and find a smooth surface you can use as a ski slope and get ready for a challenge: can you mold a skier out of aluminum foil that can travel the full length of your ski slope? It’s harder than you think! Check it out!

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Unplugged Coding Games

Who says you need fancy robots or screen time to practice coding? Learn ways to introduce coding and practice techniques like problem solving and debugging using simple toys you have around the house!

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Some Snowy Science

When real snow is just too cold, why not make some pretend snow inside?! Miss Laura is experimenting with some cool mixtures today! Watch and learn what happens when you mix snow with Alka-Seltzer!