Summer crafts for preschoolers are a great way to keep your kids cool and have a great time! These activities are perfect for everything from practicing math skills to practicing creative curiosity.
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As we head into summer, it’s time to start thinking about summer crafts for kids! These crafts will keep the kids cool while everyone has a good time learning science and doing arts and crafts with these DIY projects.
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Astronomy is the study of the sky above us, and everything in it. When we think about astronomy, we might just think of the night sky. But did you know that the stars and moon are always up above us? We just can’t see them during the daytime because the sun is so bright. It’s amazing to think that stars are so far away that they appear as tiny pinpricks of light, when in fact, they can be as big as the Sun, or even bigger! Continue reading “Astronomy for Kids”
Baseball is back! So what better time to start exploring the physics of baseball?
Let’s start with the pitcher. Have you ever seen baseball pitchers do those crazy windups? There’s good reason behind it! It’s called sequential summation of movement. What?! Continue reading “Physics of Baseball”
Tuesday, March 20th was officially the first day of spring! Spring is a time for longer days, flowers blooming, and baby animals. But did you know there’s actually a lot of science behind all these lovely signs of spring? March is a great time to help your kids connect with the world around them and explore the science of spring. Encourage your kids to be observant and ask questions about all that they’re seeing!
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March Madness is upon us! It’s a fun time to guess which college basketball teams will win, but did you know that basketball actually has a lot of science behind it? Physics, friction, probability, and more! So what better time to take a look at some basketball science?
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Martin Luther King Jr., Day is observed as a national holiday, but did you know that it’s the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service? Some even call it a “day on” instead of a day off. That’s because Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who dedicated his life to helping others: he stood for peace, social justice, and equal opportunities for everyone. By his words and actions, he has inspired millions of people to be courageous in tackling problems and injustices we see in our communities.
We’ve all been hearing a lot about them, but are bomb cyclones as scary as they sound? As it turns out, they are! And way more scientific than you might think. Continue reading “What is a bomb cyclone?”
The Thanksgiving holiday is one of our favorites here at KiwiCo, because it brings space for quality family time, without the pressure and stress of gift giving (which will be here all too soon!) There are so many wonderful ways to spend that time together as a family, reflecting on what we are grateful for (see some of our previous posts on creative gratitude traditions (here and here). Continue reading “Encourage STEM Thinking This Thanksgiving”