Sad about Tokyo? Have your own “Olympics” at home!

The Tokyo Olympics may have been canceled, but you can bring the Olympic spirit to your own home or classroom with this fun/competitive estimation activity. Not only does this activity help students practice their measurement skills, but it also provides an opportunity to use the metric system like “real” scientists do.

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The 5 “S”s of Creating “School” at Home

We were prepared for a week of fun in the sun with the kids at home but now the prospect of facing weeks of semi-confinement with our young learners is filling many parents with dread. The perennial school-break question of “How will I entertain my children for a few weeks?” has become “How can I ensure that my child’s education continues in the upcoming months?” Here’s what you can do now to set your kiddos up for success…

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The universe is BIG an we are small! Scale of the Solar System

One of the challenges of space-related lessons is that the sizes of universe objects are so mind-boggling-ly large that students (and adults) have trouble wrapping their brains around the vastness involved…as well as how teeny tiny we are as humans! This lesson illustrates the vast scales of the universe in a vivid, hands-on way.

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