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Technology, blessing or curse?

Posted on May 13th, 2020 in the category(s) Quirky curious, STEM gems

Kids playing with book and stuffed animal

The other day, we had a power outage for 12 hours. No big deal, right? Technology really does make life so much easier! On the flip side, the convenience of our modern lives comes at a cost.

The chemistry of baking

Posted on May 4th, 2020 in the category(s) Quirky curious, STEM gems

Scones with jam, cream and coffee

To this day, the egg challenge is one of my favourite engineering experiences. I love observing children, and adults alike, the moment the egg hits the ground. Did it survive?…

Egg challenge

Posted on April 8th, 2020 in the category(s) Quirky curious, STEM gems

Table laid out with eggs an devices used to help them float to the ground

To this day, the egg challenge is one of my favourite engineering experiences. I love observing children, and adults alike, the moment the egg hits the ground. Did it survive?…

You and I

Posted on March 11th, 2020 in the category(s) Quirky curious, STEM gems

It might be surprising that self-awareness and awareness of others can be learned in a STEM context. When we look at STEM as a tool to explore and make sense of the world, it becomes clear that every aspect of life is linked to a STEM subject. In a recent Human Body workshop, we discussed children’s fascination with…

Water bottle wind spirals

Posted on February 14th, 2020 in the category(s) Quirky curious, STEM gems

Grassy hill with colourful decorations

I loved the simplicity and the sound the spirals made in the wind. View detailed instructions on how to make wind spirals from recycled bottles.

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