Simple Machines, Hands-On Engineering & Science for Kids (series)

The simple machines lessons in these books are each supported by two to three relevant and captivating activities designed to engage children with engineering experiences and teach them to actively think and question the world around them. Participants learn to identify simple machines, use higher level thinking to make comparisons, ask and answer questions, make…

Habitat Boxes: Beach

  Habitat Boxes allow us to categorize collections, have a mini-nature experience at home, and share our experiences with others. We have boxes to collect natural material from beach, desert, forest, & river environments. We love these hands-on experiences because they require children to use many senses. They feel, smell, and see natural objects. This…

Phase 2 of the Rube Goldberg Event: Planning & Organization

Does the planning process seem too daunting? While the idea of planning for a Rube Goldberg Engineering Event might seem daunting, I hope this post will encourage you to take on this challenge. Additionally, in this post, I will break down the planning process and outline some manageable phases so that you will feel comfortable…

Worms + Compost Box

Overview Teachings kids about worms & composting complements lessons on soil science, animal habitat, and environmental studies. ┬áComposting with worms is called vermicomposting. Worms will break down plant materials as they eat it, pass it through their body, and turn it into rich soil for a garden. ┬áThis process provides nutrients for other plants, and…