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!
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!
Did you know you can make circuits with playdough?! With the right ingredients, playdough acts a conductor, meaning that electricity can travel through it! So mix up some salt dough, grab a battery, LED light, and a few alligator clips, and maybe a grown up to help out, and see if you can make some squishy circuits of your own!
Baking is a hands on way to do some science experiments because baking is all about… Chemistry! For the holidays, why not make some beautiful, cinnamon spiced apple sauce ornaments? Check it out!
Miss Laura is sharing our favourite robotic ball: Sphero! Sphero can be programmed using a tablet to do all kinds of tricks! Race and roll, flash and flip, all while learning how to code! On the Sphero website, there are challenges and lessons that are organized by grade level and by topic! Check it out!
Time for a chemistry lesson with Miss Laura! Today we’re learning about polymers, viscosity, and molecules, all while making: SLIME! You’ll need glue, baking soda, and contact solution for this experiment, and of course a space where you can get a little bit messy!
Helping Harry is an accessible STEAM challenge for engineers of all ages! Harry needs a safer place to perch, how high off the ground can you get this little puff with just a few materials? You can only use… 8 pipecleaners, 1 piece of tinfoil, 2 small pieces of cardstock, 2 cupcake liners, and 1 arm’s length of masking tape! Good luck!
If you want to understand coding, you first need to understand patterning, so join Miss Laura this week for a precoding, patterning activity! What kind of patterns will you create?