STEM Families Virtual Home Lab

STEM Families Virtual Home Lab

National Inventors Hall of Fame® Take Apart Activity
May 8, 2020

National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) will guide children through a reverse engineering STEM activity, Take Apart. Explore the inner workings of everyday items around the home in order to better understand how they function! NIHF has also announced their all new Camp Invention®Connect™ distance learning day camp! Districts, schools and families can create an active, inventive and fun at-home/virtual […]

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Mindful Animation
May 4, 2020

If you’re looking for a way to help your family maintain strong mental health during these difficult times, then this lab is for you. We have two activities to share. The mindful jar is a tool to help you pause and respond to difficult situations. Scratch is a coding and animation tool that will help you express your feelings through […]

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Making Makers: A Live Reading and Activity with Author Ruth Spiro
May 4, 2020

Author Ruth Spiro will read aloud her picture book, Made by Maxine, and then introduce a “Maker Challenge” using items you already have around your home. No special materials are needed – in fact, participants are encouraged to raid the recycling bin for this fun and creative project! Through making & tinkering, children learn to creatively solve problems, they develop […]

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Just Like Rube Goldberg: Live Reading and Curiosity Journals
May 4, 2020

During this virtual lab, you will be invited to not just think outside the box, but get rid of the box entirely. Join Sarah Aronson for a live reading of her picture book biography, Just Like Rube Goldberg (Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster). Following the reading, Sarah will speak about the importance of the three C’s: […]

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STEM Families Virtual Nature Walk
April 14, 2020

Tired of being stuck in the house? Bring your family outside and join us for a fun filled family nature walk around backyards, nature trails, and neighborhoods across the U.S. Our nature guide has constructed a scavenger hunt that will help your family discover shapes and structures found in the outdoors. Grab some safe footwear, a water bottle, and your […]

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STEM Sports®: Calculating Calories and Heart Rate
April 14, 2020

How many people feel like some of your healthy habits from the new year have come to a stand still? Too much junk food? Not enough recesses on your family’s daily schedule? Now is the perfect time to reset those healthy habits. Join us for a fun family activity that will get your body moving while teaching your kids how […]

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From Boredom to Invention and Innovation: A Problem Solving Exploration
April 10, 2020

Most of our families have been practicing social distancing for weeks and getting over the boredom hump is, no doubt, a challenge in many households. This virtual lab will walk you through how to question, invent, and transform ANYTHING you have in your home into something that will fulfill your families boredom needs. These activities are for children grades 3-8 […]

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Exploring Sound With NASA
March 24, 2020

Sharing space at home with the entire family can be challenging with all the noise. Our friends at NASA put together a design challenge that will help you talk to your kids about how to amplify and reduce sound in your homes. These activities are for children grades 3-8 (with slight modifications). Click to download lesson and materials Click to […]

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A Family Penny Boat Challenge by the makers of Family STEM Cards
March 24, 2020

Coming up with new ideas to keep your children engaged in learning can be difficult, but what if you had a toolbox of simple task cards to help move learning forward. This webinar gave a live demonstration of an activity that came from The Family STEM Card collection, created by The Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative for families with children grades […]

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Marshmallow Catapults and Building a Rube Goldberg Machine
March 24, 2020

If you have a child that loves to design and build, then this lab is for you. Watch and explore the world of machines, both simple and complex. These activities are for children grades 3-8 (with slight modifications).  Click to access the PPT   Click to learn about Newton’s Road Click to learn about 4-H Youth Development

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