With spring comes swooping season and you may be thinking about ways to keep the children in your service safe from magpies when playing outdoors. Putting a positive spin on this nuisance, Pamela Allen tells us the story of three creative engineers who terrify the magpie with their invention, allowing them to walk past its nesting tree safely.
What could it be that they invented? How else can children use their engineering skills to address real needs in their environment?
With our book recommendations, we want to spark an interest in children to discover STEM in their everyday lives. Most books go beyond the obvious STEM connections and can be a great starting point for exploring children’s questions and ideas further.
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Article author: Kerstin Johnson
Content Editor & Resources Developer
Kerstin is our editor and looks after all the content at Little Scientists. Her aim is to make everything as engaging and user-friendly as possible for workshop participants.