STEM Resources for Parents
Thanks to our friends at Educents for this great post!
Ever wonder why your young one can't stop asking "Why? Why? Why?" Observation and investigation are key traits in developing young minds, and the "why" behind how things happen is key to problem-solving and critical thinking. Engage your young learner in STEM education and exploration with these 3 FUN ideas:
1. Join the Magic School Bus Science Club! If you have children (ages 5-12) who enjoy the Magic School Bus books or videos–and if you like doing science experiments with them–then you'll LOVE The Magic School Bus Science Club! Developed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, and educators, the award-winning Magic School Bus Science Kits are delivered monthly right to your doorstep. Children will explore science through experiments that will spark an interest and curiosity in science.
SPECIAL OFFER: Through the end of the week you can receive 55% OFF a year’s subscription through Educents…and FREE shipping in the Continental United States! Ships to Canada for $2/month. Just use code VS10 at checkout and you'll receive an additional 10% off the already discounted price - bringing the total to just $9 per month, DELIVERED! Each kit includes a colorful manual based on The Magic School Bus characters, as well as everything you need to complete at least seven experiments related to that month’s theme. Get it now!
2. Celebrate Seasonal STEM Activities: The fall and winter months provide a ripe atmosphere for scientific experimentation and STEM fun! From learning about the link between natural light and sleep to a great fall leaf challenge and bonus cold weather science experiments, this list of seasonal STEM activities is must - click here.
3. Introduce Your Kids to Coding: Looking for the science of the future - try computer science! If your child enjoys gaming or has expressed an interest in computer programming, it's truly never too early for them to start learning. Pique their interest with free coding and programming sites including Code.org and Code Monster - great list over on MommyPoppins, click here.
More about the Magic School Bus Science Club:
What is included?
1 year subscription includes 12 Magic School Bus kits + FREE SHIPPING in the Continental USA (Ships to Canada for $2/month).
Each kit includes:
Detailed, large 12-page colorful manual that is full of experiments and topic information
Each manual is based on the popular Magic School Bus books and TV series
Includes an adult section so that adults with no science background will find the kits easy to use
Materials and information necessary for a range of interactive experiments
Online Clubhouse for further exploration on each kit topic
Certificate of Completion
Would your family have fun with this? If so, now’s a great time to sign up:
Through the end of the week you can receive 55% OFF a year’s subscription through Educents…and FREE shipping in the Continental United States! Ships to Canada for $2/month. Just use code VS10 at checkout and you'll receive an additional 10% off the already discounted price - bringing the total to just $108/yr. That's just $9 per month, DELIVERED!
The first kit will ship on December 15th! You can even create and print off your own gift cards to let your children know about the surprise. Enjoy your exploration alongside Ms. Frizzle!