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The Tiny Seed - an investigation into germination

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The Tiny Seed - an investigation into germination

Plants are vital to the natural world and to our existence and as such we must take care of them and their environment. Plants regulate the carbon cycle and therefore maintain earths overall temperature. That might be a bit complex for younger students but they can appreciate that plants give us the oxygen we require to breathe while absorbing CO2. Interesting facts and growing plants with children can help stimulate a lasting interest and understanding of why we need to care for our environment.   Doing science is a natural and critical part of children’s early learning and develops their understanding and curiosity about...

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Engineering Challenge

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Engineering Challenge

STEM at Home: Next up in the STEAM at Home series is our moving vehicle challenge. Put your engineering skills to the test to design, create and race and air powered machine. The balloon powered machine is pushed forward by air escaping from a balloon. Unleash your creativity and decide how you would like a car to look - it is fun and easy to build with materials from around your house. Can you design a car that will travel as far as possible? You can even measure your car's speed. Click Here for Free Lesson  and a short video to help...

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Spinning Retro Toy Activity

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Spinning Retro Toy Activity

A little toy from the past that is fun, fast and addictive. A classic that has been around for centuries but also explores some cool physics concepts.  This fun, EASY-TO-MAKE machine can be constructed with some common household items such as paper, card and string. An excellent STEAM activity suitable for all ages. A huge hit here, we are giving it a big thumbs up.   Click here for instant lesson and activity guide      Difficulty:  easy to make, while the spinning takes a bit to master but worth itAge range: 4+ with some adult helpSafety : Kids will need help poking...

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