by Tom Yuan
Family is one of the most important ways for children to gain more knowledge and develop their own interests, especially in the STEM field. In early elementary age, individuals are inspired by many interactions with their partners and siblings. To best promote your children’s potential in STEM, here are three activities that boost your children’s STEM experience. These activities are inspired by NSTEM library resource.
Are you kids interested in exploring the solar systems or understanding the myth of the universe? Are you struggling to find fun activities and assignments that you can offer to your students that are fun and educational? Experience Astronomy has amazing online activities and videos that engage children to explore more about outer space and planets around the solar system. You will also engage with your kids by completing an online assignment–activities that help the family have a bonding experience and provide excellent educational results. Definitely check out the packages and start an amazing space journey with your children.
Since your children’s youth, they probably have some experience toying with Legos. Have you thought about starting to teach code through their favorite toys? Let your children experiment with different lines of coding through building a Lego. For example, children can assist a Lego character in finding solutions, getting out of a maze, while learning a valuable lesson of perspective taking. If your child wishes to challenge themselves, they could go up a level by designing their own solution for different openings for the maze–just like coding a program. Let your children try different levels of this amazing maze and learn a valuable lesson about how coding works.
I bet a lot of parents are looking forward to teaching their children lifelong skills and applying educational concepts where you can also have good bonding time. Try this solar oven that is simple and makes some delicious snacks for you and the family. All you need is some cardboard, scissors and aluminum foil. You would not only help your children understand the fundamental principle of solar power but apply theoretical knowledge they’ve learned school. Definitely try this one out.
These types of activities are great for bonding with your children or simply to help them expand their perspective in the field of STEM. At NSTEM, we aim to improve students learning experience in early age by providing hands on activities and interactive learning method to ensure your children will always benefit from each lesson they’ve been taught.
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K-2 is where it all starts with STEM education. The National STEM Honor Society focuses on “From K to Career, NSTEM from the Start!” To start your K-2 Chapter of the National STEM Honor Society, click here.