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Ever wonder how to sneak a little creativity and literacy into your science lessons without departing too far from your curriculum? Blackout poetry is a great way to use science, creative nonfiction text, and magazines to create found poetry masterpieces with your students.

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January 24, 2019
Nupur Biswal

Improve Critical Thinking Skills With DIY Games

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, Girls & STEM, STEM, STEAM

In today’s technological and rapidly changing world, children need to be able to assimilate data and demonstrate critical thinking skills versus repeating a list of facts from memorization. Kids need to be critical thinkers who can make sense of information, analyze, compare, contrast, make inferences, and demonstrate higher order thinking skills.

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January 03, 2019
Dimitra Neonakis

Cool Classroom Activity: Ice Core Mini Lesson

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM, STEAM

Looking to make climate change and proxy data hands on and accessible to students? Then this is the lesson for you!

In this mini-lesson, students will use simulated ice cores to make hands-on measurements and observations to help them construct an understanding of how scientists use proxy data as evidence of climate change.

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November 15, 2018
Nupur Biswal

6 Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, Kids & Coding, STEM, STEAM

With the advancement in technology, the ability to code is becoming increasingly important. There are so many benefits of coding for students that go beyond the use of a computer. Coding has become another form of literacy, like a new language but for computers. Living in the 21st-century, children are growing up in a digital era and coding is a skill that can be used every day.

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November 01, 2018
Kaitlyn Lee

Playful Learning on a Budget

Kids And Creativity, Creativity, STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Various playful and gaming aspects can be used in learning; some of them require our imagination and nothing else, others are more demanding and work best with special attributes, classroom themes, and so on. Teachers have to use all their creativity to reenact all those learning ideas and set up the right atmosphere.

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September 06, 2018
Cristina Lucas

10 DIY Activities in the Spirit of Maker Faire

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEAM

Have you heard of World Maker Faire, also known as “the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” to be held on September 22 & 23 in NY? Or Maker Faires, in general? If not, here’s the scoop!

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August 30, 2018
Alana Hackes

The Evolution of ThinkFun's Math Dice

STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, STEM, STEAM

ThinkFun has come a long way since its inception over 30 years ago and its games have also evolved over the years. Math Dice, for example, is one of our most popular mental math games! The concept came from a child and has grown into a nationwide activity enjoyed by teachers and students across the country. Here's a look into the evolution of one of our most beloved games.

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