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  • Science & Math with Dr. Suess

    Science & Math with Dr. Suess

    March 1, 2021

    I loved reading Dr. Suess's books as a child because the language was simple and it was fun. It made me laugh. His books were the first poetry I read. I loved reading them to my child as a parent because I could make silly voices and we could read and laugh together. March 2 is Dr. Suess's birthday! To celebrate, I want to share some fun ways to connect his books to science and math.

  • Making, Tinkering & Engineering: What's the Difference?

    Making, Tinkering & Engineering: What's the Difference?

    February 22, 2021

    Making, tinkering, and engineering activities are all excellent ways to engage children and youth in afterschool and summer programs. A search of all three terms provides a myriad of activities that range from simple to complex, and that use materials from the standard kitchen or desktop items to computers and 3D printers. The kind of activities you choose will depend on your goals.

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    Featured Activity: Build a Battery

    February 15, 2021

    Scientists are often just people who are curious and creative. Alessandro Volta was this sort of person. He believed that he could use chemistry to create electricity. At first, no one believed him, but after many experiments, mistakes, and ideas that didn’t work, he used a pile of metallic disks separated by salty cloth to generate electricity!

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    STEM Celebrations in February 2021

    February 8, 2021

    Black History Month


    Celebrate Black History Month by checking out these resources that will help you honor the achievements and scientific work of African Americans.