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BEFORE THE FUN STARTS – Children should be supervised at all times and permission from a responsible adult is needed before attempting any of these activities.
These links are in no particular order so have a good look through – click on the description beneath each picture to find your next adventure….
Thanks to our future STEM professional who provided us with a link to the A Beginner’s Glossary of Coding and Programming Terms at https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/glossary-of-coding-and-programming-terms/
Thanks to Megan of Maine STEM Club for Girls for these wonderful additions …
One of our other website readers thought this curated list of activities for kids of all ages and geared towards experiments that are easy and cheap to set up and would make a perfect addition for you. Check them out at https://word.tips/science-experiments-for-kids/
Check out the Primary STEM & STEAM Teaching Resources from STEMettes at Primary STEM & STEAM Teaching Resources – Stemettes ®
A great website found by of our our users showing you loads of ways to reuse Plastic Bottles with various crafts and projects at the Bottle Store website
includes lots of games you can play and experiments you can do to better understand the world through science, technology, engineering, and maths.
Computer Games and Experiments: A STEM Guide – Router Admin (router-admin.net) has lots of exciting things you can do on your computer
Construction and Building: Projects and Activities for Kids | Construction Disputes Put down the screens and get yourself busy with construction and building projects that you’ll love working on. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll forget that you’re learning too. These STEM projects will help you practice science, technology, engineering, and math while having fun with hands-on building projects.
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Check out the home schooling tool kit.
Tales of Engineering projects contained a great list of books. https://nustem.uk/tales-of-engineering/
The free downloadable STEM activities can be done at home with instructional step by step videos, accessible kit lists and online worksheets which cater to a range of ages and abilities.
Focusing on the use of mixtures in the kitchen. Children examine a mince-pie as a ‘mixture’ and compare ‘real’ dairy cream with imitation aerosol cream. Activities include making a soap bar, developing a bubble mixture, investigating the effectiveness of washing products, and making a simple fire extinguisher.
IndusTRY AT HOME! activities and investigations to get children thinking, as well as challenges to take their learning further. http://www.ciec.org.uk/industry-at-home.html
Try these fun, interactive, hands-on activities that are easy to do with materials you usually have at home. Happy Science Adventures!
Themed resources about something of interest to young people. There are some suggested questions and ideas within the materials.
Everybody needs eight essential skills to succeed – whatever their path in life. T the Skills Builder Framework, which breaks each skill down into teachable, measurable steps.
It’s NASA STEM at Home need we say more….
Young Money resources are suitable for use with children and young people as part of their home-learning.
Variety of fun and interesting STEM challenges on the WES YouTube channel.
Quests that will help you understand and celebrate our natural world – learn something amazing every weekday between Earth Day (April 22nd) and World Environment Day (June 5th).
See the resources in the student section for inline quizzes, colouring, word searches and other challenges.
Enjoyable activities, designed by teaching professionals for families to do at home with their children. barefootcomputing.org/homelearning
SpaceEngine is a realistic virtual Universe you can explore on your computer. You can travel from star to star, from galaxy to galaxy, landing on any planet, moon, or asteroid. spaceengine.org
WISE has put together a list of STEM resources and activities which are free to access or to register for parents which can be done at home. The activities range from primary to secondary school age so there will be something for everyone. wisecampaign.org.uk/stem-resources-for-children/
This free online resource offers interactive science and maths lessons for primary and secondary school-age pupils. The accompanying worksheets and teachers’ notes can also be accessed on the site.
Looking for something stress-busting? These maps for colouring in are available as a free PDF download to print at home or use on a digital device app such as Procreate or Photoshop.
Activities for you whatever your SuperPower. northernpowergrid.com/education
SunSpaceArt have come up with some short art/space activity sheets for home & school learning. The SunSpaceArt project aims to ignite curiosity and develop creativity in school children. www.sunspaceart.org
A Celebrity Supply Teacher, astronaut Tim Peake, gives budding space explorers a masterclass as he reveals how to survive in space and the science behind space rockets. www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jy9r/celebrity-supply-teacher-series-1-18-tim-peake-science
Network Rail have created a STEM Activities Pack encouraging you stay at home and keep your children educated and occupied. www.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pack-Extenal-STEM-only-Iss-4.pdf
These resources highlight useful environmental science themed learning opportunities to keep children engaged with the outside world from home and include a mix of educational videos, worksheets and lesson plans. https://the-ies.org/analysis/homeschooling-support
These activities have been designed to be done in the home using house-hold items for ages 4 upwards, with add-on challenges for 11-16s and 16-18s. Some parental supervision required. www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering/inspire-the-next-generation/educational-resources
A great source of everything really, and if you want you can add to our channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UCjP6Muiihrj99ariDPcGUZw) feel free to ray some of these things at home and send to us. Here are some of our picks…
Magnetic Compass https://youtu.be/rxAHZvufbAI
Mrs Briggs has her own YouTube Channel with lots of chemistry experiments using materials were available around the house. Watch her in YouTube www.youtube.com/channel/UCD3SOJm4W412hNpSSJWUfGw
Government Geography Profession have put together this Home-Schooling newsletter to showcase the exciting online support available to parents and students studying Geography and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects as well as to those interested in the world of geospatial. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A8l8GSLH2trTQbpRH0ss6YNgfDXgEDz5/view?usp=sharing