Just because your children aren’t at school doesn’t mean that they should miss out on the essential STEM skills they’d be learning at school.
So many fun Instagram accounts are promoting STEM skills in the home, such as The Joy Journal, which has load of good ideas for getting younger children interested in messy play and building.
Meanwhile Siemen’s DIY Science challenges shows children aged from seven how to create lava lamps using oil and food colouring, build spaghetti towers and make Coke cans implode.
You can also sign up for Nanogirl’s Lab, which releases a science experiment every weekday for children to try at home with everyday household items. Kids aged seven to 11 are given ‘lab notes’ worksheets to follow as they watch their daily Nanogirl instructional video before getting stuck into fun-filled science experiments.
These include understanding sound waves by building a harmonica, seeing the world upside down by making a pinhole camera, and learning about the structure of COVID19 by creating virus-fighting super-soap.
Find out more about Nanogirl Labs’ other projects at nanogirllabs.com