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Celebrate Hour of Code 2018 With These 21 Activities

Hour of Code™ (HoC) has become a much-anticipated annual celebration of programming in particular, and computer science generally. More than 180 countries participate in HoC activities, bringing millions of students together from across the globe. HoC tutorials are available in 45 languages to help almost anyone celebrate this event. All you need to celebrate HoC …

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4 Super-Engaging Cranberry STEAM Activities For Kids

Did you know that cranberries are one of only a handful of fruits native to North America? Those cans of sauce that get opened every year for Thanksgiving have a long history, dating back to before the Pilgrims even arrived. In the 17th century, Native Americans used cranberries for their medicinal value and to draw …

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6 Winter Wonderland-Themed Activities with Evo and Bit

The coldest season of the year is quickly approaching. For a lot of kids, this means more time spent inside due to frosty weather. For teachers, keeping students entertained while confined That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite winter-themed activities that are not only fun, but encourage engagement and bring …

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2 Ozobot Activities to Get You Excited for the New Pokémon Games

Did you know more than half of the 170+ STEAM lessons in our Lesson Library were submitted by educators from our community? We’re inspired every day by the creative activities and they come up with, that cover every grade, subject, and theme you can imagine. Case in point: as many of us are preparing for …

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10 Kid-Friendly Movies that Inspire Children to be Scientists and Inventors

We love sharing stories of cool historic inventors and pioneering women who did amazing work for the STEAM field. So many of these stories would make amazing movies! Movies about science and invention introduce kids to heroes and other figures they can look up to and emulate. The next time you’re making popcorn for movie …

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STEAM Lessons in the Kitchen for Halloween

Few holidays embrace STEAM like Halloween. Kids dress up as mad scientists poking around their labs, while parents decorate with mummies, skeletons, ghosts, and other curious creatures. There are dozens of opportunities to turn a Halloween activity into a learning experience, especially in the kitchen. Here’s how kids learn STEAM through baking and how you …

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How to Prepare Your Child for Advanced Classes With Older Students

The glow of pride that comes with your child moving to an advanced class can quickly turn to apprehension when you realize the challenges they are up against. From interacting with older students to navigating a new school, there are many new situations that your child will have to deal with. Even the most prepared …

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10 STEAM Podcasts Parents and Kids Will Love

Podcasts have taken over the listening culture of America. Families can play podcasts in the car as they run errands, or curl up with their favorite podcast personalities after dinner. Both kids and parents are jumping on the podcasting craze. They can be informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking. The best part is that there’s something different …

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Teachers Helpers: Humanoid Robots and Robotic Toys in the Classroom

Robots don’t just assist with complex medical procedures and explore the deepest regions of space: They also help kids learn in the classroom. They befriend children who are too shy to talk to their classmates, and can hold the attention of students who otherwise have trouble focusing. Educators use robot helpers in different ways. Some …

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