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3 Reasons to Incorporate Technology Into Your STEM Studies

3 Reasons to Incorporate Technology Into Your STEM Studies

If you take a moment to look around, you may soon realize that technology is at your fingertips nearly every minute of every day. As a result, there are many ways in which you can use it for more than social purposes, including incorporating it into your learning time. In the STEM realm, technology can improve how concepts and skills are absorbed, from elementary and middle school lessons, to high school, college, and graduate courses. Incorporating technology into your STEM studies can elevate your personalized experience with learning, connect you with others in the STEM field, and introduce you to unique tools. Here is how you can utilize t ... Read More About 3 Reasons to Incorporate Technology Into Your STEM Studies

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

Must-Try STEAM/STEM Activities for Fall

Must-Try STEAM/STEM Activities for Fall

You are likely familiar with STEM (or science, technology, engineering, and math) as an education movement across schools in the U.S. A newer movement, STEAM, includes an A for art as a bridge to the other disciplines, as well as an essential component for driving innovation and problem-solving. Introducing your student to STEAM and STEM through engaging activities can be very beneficial. STEAM/STEM activities for fall can include exploring nature, experimenting with building and design activities, and getting a jump start on a science fair project. Interested in incorporating STEAM and STEM activities into the autumn months? Keep reading for ... Read More About Must-Try STEAM/STEM Activities for Fall

3 Ways to Get Ahead on Your Student’s Science Fair Project

3 Ways to Get Ahead on Your Student’s Science Fair Project

With the school year just beginning, your student’s science fair project may be the last thing on your mind. Back-to-school time, however, is a great time to get an early start on your child’s science fair project. Ways to get ahead on your student’s science fair project can include reaching out to their teacher to ensure you understand the involved deadlines, determining the central research question early on, and spending time getting creative with ideas. Getting a head start on your student’s science fair project gives you both time to flesh out any ideas and make a plan for how to execute the project. Also, it will ... Read More About 3 Ways to Get Ahead on Your Student’s Science Fair Project

3 STEM Activities for Students this Summer

3 STEM Activities for Students this Summer

With summer vacation fast approaching, parents may wonder how to keep learning alive for their students over these months off from school. One great way to do this is to plan creative STEM activities for your students this summer—STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, subject areas that give students a multitude of room for creative activities to keep them engaged and excited about learning. [RELATED: Why Students Should Care About STEM] There are many STEM activities for students to enjoy during the summer, including building with Legos, experimenting with the water cycle, and illustrating how shadows work. See be ... Read More About 3 STEM Activities for Students this Summer

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