Here are some great at-home activities to explore STEM!
Force and Motion: https://kidssteamlab.com/force-and-motion-steam-activities-for-kids/
Ideas from the Rochester Museum and Science Center: https://rmsc.org/component/k2/item/732-at-home-science?Itemid=
-This link will take you to my homepage where you can click on the link for your class. From there you can log on with either your secret picture (K,1,2) or secret words (3,4,5). Secret login cards will be sent home with students on Monday, 3/16. However, if you misplace your login, please email Mrs. DeBell at firstname.lastname@example.org
4th and 5th Grade Keyboarding: https://www.typing.com/
-This link will take you to the typing.com site. Click the student login button to get started. Student's logins are their first initial last name dot the last 2 digits of their graduation year. Password is gcs dot lunch number
Example: jsmith.28 gcs.124583
Lid Box Maze: http://onetimethrough.com/make-a-box-lid-maze/
Make a bubble blower machine: https://teachbesideme.com/stem-engineering-kids-make-bubble-blower-machine/
Roman Numerals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkLL5eDVEPg
Roman Numeral Projects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSbDC-z-trQ
-This project uses matchsticks but could be done with toothpicks, play dough or even french fries.
**This page will be updated frequently with "at home" ideas for STEM. If you find any great activities you'd like me to share, please email me at email@example.com
**Feel free to email me any photos of your projects.
I know you all will be missing our "makerspace" sessions so here are a few maker challenges using common household items that you can try while you are home from school.
*You can use any tape for this. https://lemonlimeadventures.com/building-with-straws-engineering-challenge-for-kids/
Cardboard Tube Ideas:
Egg Carton Ideas:
Milk Jug Projects:
NEW AS OF 3/27:
Here is a link to a cool cardboard structure tutorial to make a stool. It gives great ideas for how to make your structure STRONG using corrugation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r1nyeTRB04
How to create a carboard sculpture with cut pieces with slits. Simple! What is the tallest structure you can build? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ehwpM230OM
Ways to connect cardboard! This video rocks! Here are a bunch of ways to connect your cardboard that makes it secure and strong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8RRJVOZnSA This video explains how to bend the cardboard into curves at 2:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpjyOjPj98I
Catapults & Trebuchet:
MILK JUG IDEAS:
One thing I am finding I have at home during this time, besides cardboard, are milk jugs. So here are a few ideas for things you can make with milk jugs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpjyOjPj98I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rp2Cuuj9Wo