Monday, May 7, 2018

New Preschool STEAM Activity: Build It Up!


Build It Up
Ask your child to build different sized   buildings with the shapes. Which shapes are easier to make bigger buildings?

This helps your child with...
· Engineering skills (how to build tall buildings)
· Math Skills (problem solving)





*To do the preschool activity, simply ask for the activity at the Early Learning Center desk. When you have completed the activity, return it to the desk and you will receive a sticker.

Construirlo
Pregunta a su hijo para construir diferentes edificios de tamaño con las formas. ¿Qué formas son más fáciles de hacer que los edificios más grandes? 

Ésto ayuda a su niño a aprender…

· Ingeniería (cómo construir edificios altos)
· Matemáticas (la resolución de problemas)


*Para hacer la actividad preecolar de STEAM, simplemente pide la actividad en en escritorio del Early Learning Center (Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano). Cuando hayas completado la actividad, devuelve la actividad al escritorio y recibirás una calcomanía.





Thursday, April 19, 2018

STEAM Activity

STEAM Activity
 at the Main Gail Borden Library
 Location this month
 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Preschool STEAM Activity: Lock It Up


Lock It Up!




Let your child play with the different locks and talk about where each type of lock might be found.
This helps your child learn...
· Science Skills (how locks work)

*To do the preschool activity, simply ask for the activity at the Early Learning Center desk. When you have completed the activity, return it to the desk and you will receive a sticker.

¡Enciérralo!

Deje que su hijo/a juegue con las diferentes   cerraduras y hable sobre dónde se puede encontrar las diferentes clases de cerraduras.

Ésto ayuda a su hijo/a a aprender…
· Habilidades de Ciencia
(cómo funcionan las cerraduras)

*Para hacer la actividad preecolar de STEAM, simplemente pide la actividad en en escritorio del Early Learning Center (Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano). Cuando hayas completado la actividad, devuelve la actividad al escritorio y recibirás una calcomanía.




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Try CODE-DOKU

ENJOY PUZZLES?
TRY CODE-DOKU
 Copy this one down and see what the tasty is...
 

Monday, April 16, 2018

STEAM - Rocket Science



 

STEAM 

I'm a ROCKET SCIENTIST

Last time in STEAM, we learned about rockets and then got to work making our own and launching them.  


How does a rocket work?
Have you noticed what happens if you let the air out of a balloon? The air goes one way and the balloon moves in the opposite direction. Rockets work in much the same way. Exhaust gases coming out of the engine nozzle at high speed push the rocket forward.

Rockets need so much fuel in order to overcome Earth’s gravity. Only when they reach a speed of 17398.393 miles/hr. are they traveling fast enough to enter orbit. Take some time to - Watch this video to see how real rockets work

Most rockets are made up of two or three stages. When a stage has used up all of its fuel, it is separated to get rid of the dead weight. It then falls back (usually into the ocean and far from populated areas) or burns up in the atmosphere.
  

An important part of a Science Experiment is the
Scientific Method
Be sure the answer these questions as you do your experiment


Set up a balloon rocket course in a room and began testing out different sized balloons. Test round balloons and narrow balloons, being sure to use the same amount of air in each.  Measure after each flight and keep notes on each distance. After all the balloon flying, get to the final step.  Looked at all the data from the experiment to figure out if the hypothesis was correct. So which kind of balloon traveled the farthest?
 
Besides Balloon Rockets, we also learned about THRUST and PROPULSION using our NERF Crossbows.

Join us April 23rd for more STEAM Fun by clicking here Grades K-2  
and Grades 3-5

First person to email me after reading this blog, wins a prize.  kanderson@gailborden.info