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Once upon a STEM story – Building STEM skills with fairy tales

Fairy tales are often told at home, at preschool, and in elementary school. This makes them awesome for some cross-curricular learning opportunities. So, let’s STREAM ahead to combine STEM with some reading and art.. . . 

Batteries: Exploring stored energy

National Battery Day is recognized annually on February 18 – yes, it’s really a thing – which made us consider what science, tips, and activities we could share with you. We use batteries every day, and don’t usually think much about them unless our remote, car, or phone goes dead. It’s truly amazing how many things we use that rely on batteries . . . 

Chocolate-covered learning: Seven STEM activities for kids

“Americans consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year, or over 11 pounds per person” (Chocolate Store). That is a lot of chocolate. And, if I’m honest, I most certainly do my part to meet that statistic. Aside from eating it and baking with it, we can also use it for learning. Trust me. This roundup of STEM activities is pretty sweet. . . . 

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