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Top 10 reasons for STEM in early childhood education

Posted by Jessica Born on March 11, 2022

In late 2020, we announced the addition of products that would support hands-on early learning in partnership with TTS International. In 2021, we released our first Little Book and added pre-K educators to Pitsco TAG. We’ve had a chance to connect with more educators and add new friends to the Pitsco family. And now we’re a few weeks away from the next issue of the Little Book. Time surely does fly when you’re having fun! 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, Science, Social and emotional learning, 21st Century Skills, STEAM, Math

Hands-on Pi Day and equinox 2022

Posted by Cody White 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

Can you dig it? National Plant a Flower Day is March 12

Posted by Corinne Pachl on March 04, 2022

A couple of my bucket list items are to walk among the tulips blooming in Amsterdam, to picnic under cherry blossoms in Japan, and to see the brilliantly colored bougainvillea and jacaranda blooms all over Madeira, Portugal. What do all these things have in common? Flowers!

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Topics: Middle School, Elementary School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Science, STEM, Social and emotional learning, Hands-on Learning

Force of Attraction: How magnets attract and repel

Posted by Crista Cunningham on February 11, 2022

We’ve all heard the term opposites attract. While this can be true of your valentine, we’ll just stick to a topic we can all agree on: SCIENCE!

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

Sculpting with shadows: two Groundhog Day STEAM activities

Posted by Cody White on February 02, 2022

I’m writing this while sitting in a coffee shop at a table near the door. Every time a new customer enters, I’m hit with a swirl of arctic air that chills me to the core. For me, that prognosticating groundhog can’t come out of his den soon enough.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, Science, STEM, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM