A nature journal for kids encourages kids to get outside. It is both a healthy and an educational STEAM activity. Get some free nature journaling pages to get your kids started when you sign up for my newsletter! There are some amazon affiliate links in this post. If you click I might make a small commission but at no cost to you.
Using the scientific method is essential for kids to learn about the world around them. Kids love playing. Most kinds of play involve making guesses, trying to see if those guesses are right and trying again if you fail. Playing is science. Try 2 easy experiments you can do with your kids that are fun and help them understand the scientific method.
Encouraging girls in science is so important in today’s world. Both at home and in school, girls need to know that science is worth the extra work. It is a fun, worthwhile pursuit that they are perfectly capable of accomplishing as well as and often better that their male counterparts.
It is important to find great resources to get your child into science. Online education is booming. Check out these great science resources. There are affiliate links in this post but are resources I highly recommend. I may receive compensation if you click the link.
Science is a unique and difficult subject to manage well. There are a number of critical problems faced by science teachers. Passion and training in the subject are key to overcoming these difficulties.
There are many exciting jobs which require science qualifications. Many science jobs are even in such hot demand that they are projected to grow significantly in the next few years.
Scientific discovery is necessary for our survival. Climate change is fueling pandemics, species and habitat loss, weather catastrophes and more. We need to boost our science programs in the younger grades to get more kids entering STEM post secondary programs. Our survival depends on it.
Planting trees to save energy is a great conservation strategy. It not only saves you money on your heating and cooling bill but it is also environmentally friendly. You use less fuel to heat and cool your home so you produce less green house gases. You are doing your part to reduce global warming and you boost biodiversity to boot.
There are six main characteristics of living things used to decide if something belongs in the tree of life. Most of the time its pretty easy to decide. There is at least one exception. Do you know what it is?