Last Updated on January 1, 2024 by ellen
Are you looking for science STEM learning ideas for elementary school kids? It can be a challenge to get some children interested in science. It was never my favorite subject in school. And, I know that my daughter struggled with it too. I think that if my parents had used a few of these ideas, I would have enjoyed it a lot more in school.
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Science STEM Learning
The STEM abbreviation means Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These are topics that are important for future success both in learning and in the job market. Of course, many kids struggle with these topics in school. Because they don’t find them enjoyable, they are more resistant to learning. Check out the STEM wiki for more information.
The key to encouraging STEM learning is to make it fun for kids. Children love to play and have fun, so if we can associate learning STEM with having fun, half the battle is won. Dr. Beaker is a fun science game from Blue Orange Games.
Dr. Beaker is an engaging science-themed logic race brought to you by the makers of Dr. Eureka (see my review here)! It’s a race to rearrange molecules with your stirring rod and match the formula on the challenge card.
Plus, it’s a brain teaser and a race! The special rotating beaker only allows molecules to move one-by-one so think ahead!
One thing that I love about Blue Orange Games is the flexibility of their games. Rule variations allow for partner and large group play so the game can be used at home, in a home school environment, or at a science party. The games are engaging, fun, and have brightly colored, high-quality parts that will last through many years of play.
Your child may also enjoy doing this balloon rocket experiment. You can do it with simple materials you probably already have at home.
- Visual Perception
- Focus & Attention
- Problem Solving
- Fine Motor
- Processing Speed
The game includes 4 beakers, 4 Stirring rods, 24 colored balls, 50 challenge cards, and illustrated rules. It is intended for children ages 8 and up and can be played with 2-4 players.
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Ellen is a mom of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and check out the latest toys and games.