Articles tagged with Middle School

3 Middle School Science Experiments to Try At Home Today

3 Middle School Science Experiments to Try At Home Today

Middle school is an exciting time to try new activities in STEM. From dropping an egg from varying heights to making a working model volcano, there are many DIY middle school science experiments to try at home. Here are just three: Middle school science experiment #1: balloon rocket To create a balloon rocket, you will need a balloon, a piece of string or thin rope that is at least 10 feet long, a plastic straw, and tape. You’ll also need two posts, which could be actual poles, doorknobs, sturdy chairs, etc. First, secure one end of the string to one post, and then insert the string through the straw. Tie the other end of the stri ... Read More About 3 Middle School Science Experiments to Try At Home Today

3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. Getting your student excited about learning outside of the classroom can, at times, be a challenge. However, introducing your student to engaging educational activities at home can inspire a passion for learning. Creative ways to make learning at home fun can involve hands-on educational activities, catering projects to your student’s current interests, and incorporating educational games. Make learning at home fun by i ... Read More About 3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. As we enter a new year, many parents, students, and families are focusing on setting goals. For students of all ages, these may center around academics. And while it can be easy for parents of elementary and middle school students to overlook their role in helping their children identify and accomplish goals, parental involvement can have a significant impact on the outcome. Among other tasks, parents can provide background a ... Read More About How Parents Can Help Students Set—and Achieve—Academic Goals

8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a stressful time, and choosing the right gift for the student in your life is not an action that is exempt from this stress. With all of the various toys and gadgets on the market today, the abundance of options can quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, the holiday season is the perfect time to combine learning and fun when choosing gifts. Educational gifts that will inspire students this holiday season can include STEM and STEAM gifts. Curious what to get the student on your list? Check out these eight gifts that will inspire students this holiday season: STEM gifts for students Bloxels Bloxels is an engaging gift for ... Read More About 8 Gifts That Will Inspire Students This Holiday Season

How Parents Can Help with Middle School Homework Challenges

How Parents Can Help with Middle School Homework Challenges

At some point, all middle school parents experience the Sunday night homework announcement: suddenly, your student has a shoebox diorama due in third period history class tomorrow—and he or she hasn’t started it yet. With the move to middle school comes major change: shifting to bell schedules, an intense focus on social dynamics, and an increase in responsibilities—including homework responsibilities. Even though the start of the middle school year brings more homework and higher expectations for time management, that first bell doesn’t automatically imbue your middle schooler with all the skills to handle the change. ... Read More About How Parents Can Help with Middle School Homework Challenges

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