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Science Activity Time: Make a Robot!

When you see news about self-driving cars, do you get excited or nervous? New technology can be a game changer for how we interact with the world (smartphones!) but for some, getting used to these new interactions can be difficult. Kids, however, don't seem to have this problem.

Snow Day Science Projects for Kids!

Here in Vermont, most school children are enjoying a weather-related day off from school. Many parents and caregivers are enjoying the challenge—how do I keep these kids entertained?

Robots: Free Kids' Robotics Activity!

I admit it--when I start thinking about robots, I immediately start choosing which chores I can shrug off onto their metallic shoulders so I'm freed up to do more of the stuff I love. Like reading books and eating chocolate covered pretzels.

 

Before, During, and After Questions to Ask During  Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is built on the concept of learning by doing. But it’s not just the doing that’s important. The reflecting part of experiential learning is the key ingredient for an experience full of discovery and learning!

Creativity in the Classroom

Do your math students feel like they’re being creative when they work at solving complex problems? Do your history students feel like they’re being creative as they delve into the detail about the Marshall Plan? Should they?

Simple Machines and Molecular Machines--How Are They Different?

Small simple machines are a huge part of our lives. We might not even realize how important they are until we find ourselves outside on a chilly morning with a wide open coat, or trying to eat steak with a spoon. In the future, small chemical machines might be an important part of health and medicine. What do simple machines and molecular machines have in common? They were all invented to improve our lives!

 

Why Do We Need to Learn This? Making Math Relevant!

Math was never my strong suit (English nerd forever!) but as an adult, I wish I’d pay closer attention and learned those skills well enough that they lasted past graduation. Math really does have a lot to do with my life, and if I were better at it, many things would be easier for me. Hindsight is 20/20…

 

How to Build a Makerspace in Your Classroom or Library

School is full swing. For students, that means hitting the books, losing the pencils, catching up with friends, and navigating a new teacher's expectations. It might also mean getting to tinker away in a makerspace.

Five Fun Back-to-school Activities for Your Classroom!

All across the country, kids are folding themselves into new outfits, packing new backpacks, and crossing their fingers that they'll find a friend or two in their new classroom. It's the start of another year of school!

Time to Celebrate Make Music Day!

Here’s a riddle: What brings people together, makes people feel less alone, makes people smile, makes people cry, let’s people be themselves and be someone completely different? The answer is music!

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