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Promote STEM Learning Through Play This Summer + an Educational Giveaway

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them all into one cohesive curriculum based on real-world applications.

STEM Learning

STEM can also be taught in very early childhood education in many fun different ways to keep kids engaged and excited about learning.

There are also some great camps for STEM learning that are perfect for working moms like myself to keep their kids having fun and learning called Snapology.

Snapology is expanding to the Detroit area and now is a great time to start your own – find out how you can start a franchise of your own with Snapology!

Snapology of Detroit will offer hands-on activities for children ages 1-14 using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. Snapology’s mission is to provide children an opportunity to engage in playful learning activities that spark their imagination, tap into their creativity and lead to a love of learning.

In addition to camps they also offer Birthday Parties, Workshops, Field Trips, Parents Night Out, Anti-Bullying Programs and more.

Giveaway

Now here are a few fun STEM activities you can play with your children this summer at home.

Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim STEM Learning ActivitySource: The Measured Mom

Fill up a container with water and grab some objects from around the house. Some that will sink and some that will swim. Have your child guess what each item will do. Kids can take turns guessing and talking about their hypothesis on why an item will sink or swim and put it to the test. The Measured Mom has a great printable worksheet.

Diffusion Watercolor Artwork 

Diffusion Watercolor STEM Learning Summer ActivitySource: Handmade Kids Art

Use diffusion and the sun to create a patterned work of art. Using watercolor paper, paint, and black construction paper. The black construction paper blocks the sunlight causing the surrounding exposed painted paper to dry quicker. The watercolor paint moves from underneath the black paper (an area of high concentration) to the surrounding dried area which is a low concentration. This process is called diffusion.

Simple Soil Science

Soil STEM Learning ActivitySource: Left Brain Craft Brain

Kids love playing in the dirt so why not let them get dirty and learn while they do! Using test tubes or other clear containers experiment and to see how water affects different types of soil sand, potting soil, backyard dirt or clay.

Giveaway!

Now for an Educational giveaway! One lucky winner will win a LEGO® brick set of the Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator. Enter to win below.

LEGO® brick set of the Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator

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10 thoughts on “Promote STEM Learning Through Play This Summer + an Educational Giveaway”

  1. Meme says:

    We are working on creating a marble maze out of straws and things like that

  2. Nancy says:

    Yes, I am familiar with STEM learning. We try to use STEM related activities with the kids as much as possible.

  3. Valanne MacGyvers says:

    Legos are great for learning spatial relationships and for having fun! It is always good to have a supply for the kids to play with. It would be great to win these!

  4. Darlene Owen says:

    I am not familiar with STEM Learning

  5. Kayla says:

    This is great for kids in the summer. They need a place to go burn off some mental steam! Mental Steam and STEAM!

  6. livivua chandler says:

    Our church does lego robotics and this would be a great addition.

  7. tiffany says:

    The activities seem easy to put together and effective! I’m sure I’ll put these to the test when I babysit my nieces and nephews!

  8. Ellen says:

    I’m trying to learn more about STEM activities for my nephew. I’ll have to try these activities and check out Snapology!

  9. Drew says:

    Cool ideas for STEM games to try with the kids! They already went on a field trip to Snapology, and they loved it!

  10. Sammy says:

    Glad to see that there is a Snapology in Boston!

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