Steam Lab for Kids: Looking for great ways to make science blast off in your child’s life? Hands On Learning! We’ve got quite a few educational posts that are helpful for any parent or student. Definitely take advantage of every resource you can!
If so you need to check out STEAM Lab For kids! Its an amazing book filled with incredible at home experiments, activities, art projects and much more all geared toward making science and math so fun that your kids don’t even realize they are learning!
With step by step guides, material lists, and side notes to help parents educate and become more involved, this book has everything you need to make a huge impact on how even parents view learning! We have all heard or have at least been told by someone that learning through play is the best way. There is a lot of, you guessed it, science backing up that old saying!
Steam Lab Learning!
52 Creative Hands-On Projects for Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
Author: Liz Lee Heinecke
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab Series
Having a hands on experience is more meaningful and memorable which makes the lessons learned unforgettable.
Here are some expert opinions on why hands on learning is the most effective style, and why parents should get more involved with their children’s playful learning.
- Busy Hands, Busy Brains
As students put projects together, create crafts, or use familiar materials in new ways, they’re constructing meaning. “Kids learn through all their senses,” says Ben Mardell, PhD, a researcher with Project Zero at Harvard University, “and they like to touch and manipulate things.”
When you combine activities that require movement, talking, and listening, it activates multiple areas of the brain. “The more parts of your brain you use, the more likely you are to retain information,” says Judy Dodge, author of 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom (Scholastic, 2009). “If you’re only listening, you’re only activating one part of the brain,” she says, “but if you’re drawing and explaining to a peer, then you’re making connections in the brain.”
- Students who physically experience scientific concepts understand them more deeply and score better on science tests, according to a new UChicago-led study.
This study went even deeper into what it means to have hands on learning by using brain scans to back up their theories.
- Experts believe that by involving students in a total learning experience (i.e. learning by doing), their ability to think critically is significantly enhanced. It teaches them to rely more on evidence (observed data), encourages them to think independently, and reduces their dependence on authority.
There is a lot of information available to back up this once “fad” in education styles. Read more about it here, and decide for yourself if hands on is beneficial for your little ones.
- Research consistently shows that children who have opportunities to actively investigate natural settings and engage in problem-based learning greatly benefit from the experiences. They gain skills, interests, knowledge, aspirations and motivation to learn more.
Getting interested yet? I certainly am! So, come on parents! Let’s jump in and get our hands dirty with our kids! We can all agree that their education holds precedence to most other values, and its equal is your involvement with your kids and the memories they will have to look back on. so if you are looking for fun ways to make lasting memories that build your child’s knowledge of the world around them, or if you are just looking for ways to have some fun all year long; check out this book for some amazingly fun and educational ideas!
STEAM LAB for Kids…get your learning fun on!
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Learning through Play is the BEST Way!
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