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Celebrating Family Engagement Month

Posted by Abi Dreyer on November 27, 2023

Hey there, education enthusiasts! As the vibrant colors of fall paint the world outside, we’re gearing up for a month full of family fun and educational excitement. November isn’t just any month; it’s Family Engagement Month, a time to celebrate the power of families in shaping young minds and supporting their educational journey. And guess what? We have the perfect way to make this month memorable and impactful!

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Topics: Middle School, Elementary School, High School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

Discover STEM/STEAM wonders: Embracing innovation

Posted by Abi Dreyer on November 07, 2023

Greetings, explorers of the STEM universe!

Mark your calendars because November 8 heralds the arrival of National STEM/STEAM Day! Get ready to embark on an exhilarating expedition into the realms of innovation and discovery. On this special day, we celebrate the profound impact of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEM/STEAM) in the lives of young learners.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Resources, Careers, Activities, STEAM

International Dot Day: Exploring STEM through Creativity

Posted by Kate Radell on September 11, 2023

September 15, the National Day of Double Cheeseburgers, Doodling, and DOTS! When it comes to International Dot Day, we join in celebrating the creativity, courage, and curiosity of young minds. It’s a day to recognize the power of imagination and to encourage our next generation to explore their own creativity. Dot Day was originally inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book, The Dot, and it has been bringing joy to children across the globe ever since.

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Topics: Elementary School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Resources, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Art

Open-ended STEAM projects for elementary to middle schoolers

Posted by Corinne Pachl on July 19, 2022

On a scale from Tinkerer to Instruction Follower, I’m severely the latter. I do believe that anyone and everyone is a maker, but I’m the kind of maker who can make anything as long as I have a set of directions. Sewing pattern? I can assemble a new dress. Recipe? Boom, I have scratch-made cinnamon rolls a day later. Walk me through writing code? Sure, I’ll make that robot solve a maze ASAP.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Engineering, Activities, Hands-on Learning

Hands-on Pi Day and equinox 2022

Posted by Admin on March 10, 2022

Monday, March 14, is Pi Day. Get it? 3/14?

Pi – that glorious and notorious number starting 3.14159265358979323846 but stretching to infinity – is incredibly important. It expresses the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is represented by the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet – π. And it goes on forever without falling into a repeating pattern (making it an irrational number). 

But does it actually exist?

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Science, Activities, Hands-on Learning, Math