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Science in Blaze and the Monster Machines

Written by Ben Newsome on December 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

Preschool STEM on TV!

Science for preschoolers! Since 2014, Nickelodeon has run Blaze and Monster Machines, an animated cartoon series designed to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts to preschool children. Created by Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin, Blaze and the Monster Machines highlights concepts such as friction, trajectories, volume and more for kids in a fun way! With an underlying STEM curriculum developed by Dr Christine M. Ricci, the show follows several monster trucks and two human characters who solve challenges using their knowledge of STEM.

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STEM in Blaze and the Monster Machines
Science made accessible


Minecraft: science CAN be all fun and games!

Written by Jacqui on June 20th, 2017.      0 comments

STEM education through gaming!

Want your students to learn, create and collaborate while having tonnes of fun? Let us show you how with Minecraft, one of the most popular video games ever created! Gaming is an incredibly powerful avenue for teaching, so take advantage of this versatile game and get building!

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A treasure trove of science teaching tools!


The science of: Fidget Spinners!

Written by Jacqui on June 12th, 2017.      0 comments

The latest fidget craze giving you headaches?

Fidget spinners becoming more of a distraction in the classroom than a tool to help kids focus? Why not turn it into a teaching opportunity! In this blog we delve into the physics of the Fidget Spinner and ideas for fun experiments to do with them. So next time you spot a student mesmerised by the spinning gadget during your lesson, despair no more!

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The science of fidget spinners!


Science songs: teaching science through the power of music!

Written by Jacqui on May 14th, 2017.      0 comments

Can you teach science through songs?

Music is a fun and accessible way to inspire learning. Why not add a musical flair to jazz up your STEM lessons? Engage kids with catchy melodies and clever lyrics for more effective learning. Get your students involved, then watch them teach themselves and their classmates through creative song-writing!

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Learn science through songs!


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