STEM Informational Guides

It’s summer, and if you’re like my little boy you enjoy a nice cold glass of homemade lemonade. One day, as he went to add a few drops of lemon, he picked up an oil bottle instead. As he started to pour he realized his mistake and stopped immediately. By

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Has this ever happened to you? A few days ago while I was cooking I switched on the microwave and got a bit of a shock. I quickly removed my hand. My son was standing behind me and asked me what happened. I told him I had saltwater on my

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It was a rainy day. The sky was pouring its heart out. My little boy went out and started playing in the rain. We were splashing water, dancing, and making paper boats. Then he asked me curiously, “Mumma, how does rain take place? Most of the time we have sun,

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So one fine evening, my son and his friend were talking about a game called “The Catapult”. One of the older boys at their school was playing it during breaks. He asked me if he could play the game on my phone, therefore I looked into it and told him:

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If you have ever played with blocks or Legos, you know that you can build many cool things by putting them together in different ways. Similarly, all living organisms are created of building blocks, which are put together to create different parts of the body and ultimately different animals and

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Have you ever seen droplets of water forming on the outside of a soda can or a glass of ice water on a hot summer day? From where do they come? Do they appear from thin air just like magic? It’s called condensation. But you may wonder, what is condensation?

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“A long, long time ago…” is how every fairy tale starts. But today, I won’t be telling you a fairy tale. Today, let’s talk about something that did happen a long, long time ago. And it’s the reason why all of us are here today. Let’s talk about the “Big

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I am a mother of a bubbly son, and we are both very inquisitive when it comes to things we don’t immediately understand. His development from a baby up till now has been a learning experience for him as well as me. For example, one day, I heard my husband

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I was watching the news one day at home with my son. Suddenly I saw flash news talking about the Lunar eclipse. My son asked me what it was, and to be honest, I didn’t remember my old science books. So instead of fibbing my way out of it (you’ve

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One day my son and I were watching a movie, in which it showed an electric bell ringing, and immediately my son asked me, “mom, how does that bell work?”. I was delighted to see my son’s curiosity, and it immediately clicked to me: why not discuss and create this

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Did you know that salt, sugar, ice, and even diamonds are a type of crystal? Nearly every mineral found in nature exists in the form of crystals. Crystals are nothing but atoms coming together in a definite pattern that continuously repeats itself (you can think of atoms like Lego’s.) While

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Did you know that the first mechanical clocks were invented only in the fourteenth century? Have you ever wondered how people used to keep time before that? A recent project at my son’s school brought forth some interesting questions about timekeeping to my mind. Each student in his class was

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My toddler niece asked me an interesting question the other day – why does her large rubber ducky float in a bathtub filled with water, but a small thing like her friendship bracelet plops right down to the bottom? As is often the case, I immediately sensed an opportunity for

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Did you know that paper was invented as far back as 25-220 BC? The Chinese Cai Lun, a courtier in the Han dynasty, is the inventor of paper. While you might have heard of Papyrus (created by the ancient Egyptians), modern-day paper comes from a process that was first used

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Kids, I am sure every one of you would have played with those action figures that stick on to your refrigerators. Most of you may also know that they are known as “Refrigerator Magnets.” But have you ever wondered what a “magnet” is? What Is Magnetism? Trying to explain what

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Did your child ever fill a glass of lemonade so full, you thought it would spill? But then it didn’t? That’s what we call surface tension. But how to explain surface tension to kids? A question not so easily answered. Experts say, kids are like a sponge, they absorb every

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Do you believe in magic? Well, sorry to break it to you, but magic doesn’t exist. Science can explain every seemingly fantastic phenomenon! Have you ever rubbed two inflated balloons to stick them together? Did you ever find scraps of paper sticking to your sweater in the winter? Your kids

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In the future, it will probably be just as important to be able to program as it is to be able to speak English well. Would you like to teach your children how to program themselves? Then start with apps on your tablet. But do you know which apps are

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Just like us, plants need food and water to survive. Did you know that trees can make their own food? Yes, that’s right. Trees produce their food from sunlight, using a green-colored pigment called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll transforms sunlight into food through a process called ‘photosynthesis‘. It is chlorophyll that makes

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If you have a kid, you know how tough it is to get them into the bathtub. You can make bath time more fun for your little tikes by introducing fun games and toys in the bathtub. You’ve probably seen that rubber duckies and other toys tend to get boring

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Who doesn't love the amazing scenes of sunset and sunrise? This is one of the most amazing times of the day; the sun leaves the sky with marvelous red and orange colors. But the question is, why does the sky turn red and orange during sunset? Different Colors And The Spectrum

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Plants are fascinating – from beautiful flowers to those that glow at night and those that reach extreme heights. To various characteristics like thorns, pores, and even fruits. Plants also give us food. For example, cows – where we get our milk and meat from – eat grass. So do

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It’s safe to say that most parents have an ideal scenario in mind when they think about their baby’s future, whether it’s them graduating from high school with straight As, getting accepted into a prestigious Ivy League college, or becoming an expert in their field. If you have an infant

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In today’s society, you cannot escape video games. With social media and online gaming becoming increasingly popular, more children than ever are playing video games. At the back of every parent’s mind is always the question of how video games affect kids. It can be difficult as a parent to

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Science is the knowledge that binds the world together, and it can be absolutely fascinating to learn. For some, science seems like a very complicated subject, with far too much theory to wrap your head around. However, science can also be taught in a way that makes it easier to

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Slime is a wonderful sensory substance to play with. It encourages tactile stimulation, mindfulness, and focus as well as being comforting.  The process of making slime can make the whole experience doubly fun. It’s a hands-on, safe, chemical experiment you can do at home. If you want ways to engage

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As a parent, you may have heard of using STEM toys and activities to help build and develop your child’s brain. If you have not, then don’t worry, we are here to help. STEM is the abbreviation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. You may also have heard of STEAM,

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When your children are young, they learn so much so fast. Simple things such as reading or singing to your little one can help them with their imagination, and can help them to learn to express themselves in new and creative ways. If you’re hesitant to start reading to your

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Toddlers are so interesting in everything around them - it’s all new to them! You might not be interested in where clouds come from or why the sky is blue, but preschoolers definitely get a kick out of answering the important questions. We should always applaud curiosity and encourage it,

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Whether you’re a teacher or parent, we’ve all been made aware of the need to get kids interested in the stem (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects from an early age.  The stem subjects are vital to enhancing our society, whether it’s through designing buildings, researching a vaccine, or building

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If you’ve got kids, you’ll have noticed that the “slime” craze has taken the world by storm, providing hours of fun for a very low cost - particularly if you’re making it yourself.  If your kid loves all things space-related, they’ll love this galaxy-themed slime. Unlike normal slime, it combines

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Everybody has seen the ever-growing slime trends going around online, and most children want to get in on the action. Making slime is a fun activity that anyone can take part in with the right ingredients. You can get creative making slime and add lots of different elements to make

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Slime has been utilized in science classes for decades, as an intriguing way to discover polymers, reactions and the viscosity of materials. However, in recent years, kids’ interest in slime has turned into a cultural phenomenon.  So what is it all about? Making slime has taken over the world! Slime

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Raising a baby is a highly important and difficult thing to do. Everyone wants their child to grow up to be the next Einstein or an innovator in the field of science and technology. Every parent wants the best for their child.  Many parents look for new ways to help

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Tessellations are a fun activity for children to take part in during both math and art classes. A tessellation is a pattern of flat shapes that is constantly repeated and joins together without any gaps in between. The shapes that you use don’t necessarily all have to be the same

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