Creative Learning Resources STEM
Creative homeschooling is the focus of topics this month and every single day in October, we are sharing how-to’s, ideas, inspiration for hands on learning and creative teaching. Creative Learning Resources STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) products and inspiration are an important part of education. More and more, the focus is on creative thinking and developing science and technology for future careers.
Creative learning is not just all about the arts – and below, you will find some of my favorite STEM learning resources (mostly free).
ASTC (Association of Science & Technology Centers) Travel Passport Program
As a member of a science center or museum participating in the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you are eligible for benefits such as free general admission when you travel outside of your local area.
- About the Passport Program
- Passport Participant list May 1 – October 31 2015
- Passport Participants Nov. 1, 2015 – April 30. 2016
NASA: Educational Resources
Teaching: Utilities and Electric Freebies
Various Resources Online
Favorite DIY Science Activity
We love science at our house, and hands on learning is the name of the game. One of our favorite activities is a DIY Science Specimen Kit that we put together, mostly from re-cycled materials and found objects.
The boys used an Amazon book box (because we get plenty of them), and decorated the front of it themselves. We added a rectangle piece of styro-foam, tooth picks (for pins), clear packing tape, markers, 3 x 5 cards, and plenty of dead bugs and plant material.
Other Resources we Love
Click ‘N Play 100% Real Wood Building Blocks – We use them for all sorts of architectural learning. Many times the boys will sit and build during read aloud. Used for geography (build famous landmarks, icons & such) build animals, geometric shapes, & places imagined or real.
Giveaway – 1 Winner
$200 in Curriculum & Hands on Learning Tools (IRL product – not download)
Good for the whole family to learn together – multiple ages! Includes all but math.
Wildlife Adventures Binder with Unit Studies (printed) – Value $120, 2 disks with Unit Study Bundles $50 value total, Fossil Kit with 30+ fossils and ID chart $15, Sea Shells Kit $10, Owl Pellet Kit & ID chart $10, Binoculars $15, Magnifying Glass $5, 80+ piece Art Kit $12, Art book $3, Journal $3, Passport & Stickers $5, K-1 Journal $2
Unit Studies include Bible, Handwriting (cursive & print), Spelling, Vocabulary, Phonics, Science, History, Geography – hands on learning projects and more!