Hopefully this blog post finds you all well and safe. I’m imaging it also finds you perhaps a bit anxious to get outside. After all, it is summer, and while I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, here in Florida, it’s glorious! A perfect time to get out and about and explore.
But what if where you live it’s not the right time to get out much yet. What can you do to keep your kids — and yourselves — occupied for the next few weeks while things open up? What can you do? Why not bring the outdoors inside or at the very least get creative with your own little outdoor spot. I’m talking about getting creative with SCIENCE outside. (come on, if you know me, you knew this was going to be a science post) 😁
Are you ready to get your outdoor science on? GREAT! —> Head to your bookshelf!
That’s right, inspiration for how to imagine, invent and discover great outdoor science is right there among the books.
What are you interested in? Bugs? Moths? Birds? Cool!
Check out a few of these books.
Or perhaps you have more of a technology bent and want to understand how animals and technology go together.
And who says that animals are the only bits of science you can see outside or around your house? What about cars? or buildings?
Finally, what if you are just inspired to invent something? Try out these fun new books
For MORE great ideas of how to use STEM/STEAM books to create fun at home,
check out our STEM Tuesday Blog, which has three years worth of activities for kids/parents/teachers —
and also STEAMTEAM2020 website which highlights new books coming out in 2020!
Now that your interest has been piqued, it’s time to DO something with your new knowledge.
Your challenge is to observe, design, draw, build and create something new.
- Come up with a new type of animal– one that doesn’t exist but you think it should
- Design a new type of bionic robot that mimics the way an animal moves or reacts that would be helpful to humans
- Draw a picture of a car or building that would be awesome to drive or live in
- Write a story about your creation and share it with your friends and family
- Make a game or puzzle for others to try to guess what you drew
- Turn your living room into a new type of ecosystem (be sure to ask your parent’s permission) and take everyone on a safari
Science really IS all around you. It starts with your imagination. Time to let that imagination and inspiration SOAR!
I’d love to see what you come up with. Leave a comment/picture below and you’ll be entered to win a copy of my new Beastly Bionics book!