What to Know
- Science-cool activities for grades K-12
- Find them on the Annenberg Learner site
Figuring out what to do with a couple of pieces of cardboard, or a bucket of LEGO bricks, or a few rubber bands?
It can be a bit of a head-scratcher for grown-ups, but not for the kids in our worlds. They’re down on the ground in a second, and the bucket of bricks is on the floor, and the cardboard is taking shape as a spaceship or computer or robot.
Two Bit Circus Foundation and Annenberg Learner, two LA-based organizations focused on fun educational pursuits, want to encourage young people to think big during these stay-at-home days.
So both organizations have teamed up to provide free, online, do-it-at-home learning opportunities, the sort of smart and imaginative to-dos that grow a child’s STEAM dreams.
There are 150 digital activities in all, and you can find them on the Annenberg Learner site.
“(A)ll projects come in easily digestible formats for parents, teachers and educators alike,” so sorting out the steps and material needs should be a snap.
Is the young person in your life curious about Newton’s Laws of Motion? There’s a glider-themed building project that brings those to light.
Does your music maven want a pair of new headphones? There’s a project that focuses on constructing wearable speakers that help transmit tunes.
Suggested grades appear alongside the projects, from K-2 up to high school.
Engineering nifty doodads and thingamabobs seems to come naturally to a lot of children. Giving them further inspiration, and a few parameters and goals on a project, is another step in the right, bright direction.
Check out all of the mind-growing, fun-building projects on the Annenberg Learner site now.