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Epic Hands-On STEM Learning Activities Kids Can Teach You

Observing the brilliance of young minds sparked by curiosity is a thrilling process to witness. While working with preschoolers in a classroom, it was a wondrous experience to observe kids learning by hands-on application. In contrast, learning new concepts may not necessarily be the most exciting time for kids, however, there are educational products which help kids to explore STEM/STEAM learning inside and outside of the classroom. I'm always inspired to guide young learners, however learning trends are continually evolving. Keeping up with the everchanging wonders of education, we've switched things up a bit with some epic hands-on learning activities kids can teach you.

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Epic Hands-On STEM Learning Activities Kids Can Teach You

We were able to magically grow our own colorful crystals in a matter of hours. Each easy-to-use Grow A Crystal kit from Thames & Kosmos contains everything you need for aspiring gemologists, ages 6 and up, to grow your own crystal plus a hexagonal display box to safely showcase your crystal. Take a chance to reveal a mystery colored crystal (check out our out-of-this-world orange crystal!) or select from pink, blue, green crystals. I've learned that these stunning homegrown crystals will keep me creating brilliant jewelry to cherish forever.

Giving my clever-minded sons the freedom to team up while unleashing creative engineering genius, they geared up to create a basic pulley system using the handy Thames & Kosmos experiment kit, Simple Machines. Giving hands-on STEM experience in mechanical physics with experiments constructing simple machines. Finding inspiration from 26 projects exploring classic simple machines- wheels and axles, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, wedges, and gears for ages 8 and above. There's so much to unpack here literally and figuratively that I've learned to give kids a safe place to learn, grow, explore and simply watch the magic of learning take place.

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