The following steps will show you how to make a volcano at home, using readily available materials. These powerful forces of nature can be incredibly violent and destructive, but they also help to create our environment and even bring many benefits. Volcanoes have been around for billions of years, helping to shape the surface of […]
Hands-on activities and ideas for kids, including STEM projects, art and crafts, and fun activities for developing motor skills and confidence-building.
Screen-time can be a great way to play and learn when used appropriately. However, offline and screen-free games can provide a fun, stimulating learning experience. Traditional forms of play and enquiry can provide lots of opportunity for collaboration, confidence-building, as well as cognitive and emotional development.
Balloon-powered cars are a fun way of demonstrating Newton’s Laws of Motion. Balloon-Powered Car Challenge Why not do this activity with others, and challenge your friends to a race? Print our handy poster for your own balloon car challenge. View Poster (598kb) There are several ways to make a balloon-powered car, so feel free to […]
This STEM activity can be used to demonstrate the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy to children. Opportunities for learning: Basic engineering / model building skills Discussing energy types Finding out about hydro power To understand forces To introduce the concept of renewable energy What You’ll Need: A foam ball Acrylic paints A glue […]
This cardboard craft toy guitar makes a fun toy to act out being a rock star and is also a great opportunity for some STEM / STEAM learning! What you’ll need: A shallow cardboard box and some card Some strong rubber bands String Grease-proof paper Duct tape or similar Paper PVA glue Glue Gun Scissors […]