St. Cecelia Catholic School in Clearwater, Florida, encourages your children to learn STEM lessons at a young age to encourage learning in four key subjects. Take a look at some science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lessons to teach your kids at home.
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You can make colored crystals at home with salt, and then make them into small suncatchers. All you need is Epsom salt, clear plastic cup lids, water, food coloring, and string.
What’s left are colorful crystal patterns that catch the sun and create beautiful shapes for your kids to gaze at. You and your child can learn science lessons in this exercise.
Get a pile of jellybeans, some marshmallows, and toothpicks. Connect the jellybeans and marshmallows together with the toothpicks and build a structure taller and taller. Along the way, your youngster will learn what a stable building is, what it takes to build a structure higher and higher, and what shapes form the best foundations for construction. You’ll learn some engineering concepts with this lesson.
Making a movie is always fun. Use a stop motion app on your smartphone to create a fun movie. Use props, people, pets, plants, everyday objects, and whatever fits your child’s fancy. The beauty here is that you can make a movie that points to your child’s interests, such as superheroes, dinosaurs, trains, dolls, pets, being a doctor, stuffed animals, and more. St. Cecelia Catholic School encourages you to make a fun movie to share with your child’s class.
For younger kids learning how to count, add, and subtract, using a movement-based activity is a great way to foster learning about mathematics. This method works better than memorizing lists of numbers.
This activity is a great way to help your child learn the concepts of numbers and math as they get ready for kindergarten. Studies show that movement and physical activity helps kids learn more effectively. It’s one of the principles we adhere to at St. Cecelia Catholic School.
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The staff at St. Cecelia Catholic School wants your child to have the best possible learning environment, and that starts at home. Contact St. Cecelia online or call (727) 461-1200 if you have any questions about our academic programs.
St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education to children in PreK-3 through 8th grade.
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