science

Science Fun at Home

Looking for something to do during Spring Break? For times that you’re indoors, the following books have good ideas for fun science projects. Email library@decoda.ca to borrow any of these titles. To see more books with STEAM activities for kids, click here.

Exploring STEM through Play

Looking for STEM activities for young children? There’s help available in the Decoda Library. Here’s a sample of what you can borrow: To borrow these titles or get more suggestions (there’s lots more available!), email library@decoda.ca. This library service is available to all adults in BC.

STEAM Fun

During Spring Break, there might be time to have fun with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activity or two. Here are six places to browse for some ideas: 37 Classic Science Experiments for Kids from Red Tricycle Elementary Activities from Tinkerlab Hour of Code Activities learnXdesign Online Science Resources from Science World… Read more

Let’s Make It! – Big Science for Little Hands

Today we are welcoming Wendy Lorch, an Early Learning Specialist from Science World, as our guest blogger. She’s sharing sample activities for preschoolers from the Science World website. Are you looking for some fun science activities that connect to making things? Science World’s website offers a library of fun, hands-on, cool science activities for all… Read more

Canada History Week

This week is Canada History Week! This year’s theme is Science, Creativity and Innovation: Our Canadian Story, highlighting historic achievements by Canadians in the fields of medicine, science, technology, engineering and math. Historica Canada has created a digital magazine for Canada History Week. This interactive publication provides snapshots of Canadian accomplishments with links to more… Read more

Science Milestones for Children

When we think of developmental milestones for children, we usually think about language, literacy and physical development. What about science milestones? “The overall goals of children’s development in science are to deepen their conceptual understandings of the world around them, to increase their comprehension of how science is practiced and to develop their abilities to… Read more

Science Fun at Home

Science experiments at home can be fun, easy and inexpensive. Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of family science activities. Looking for science experiments to try at home? Here are a few places to find ideas: Bring Science Home from Scientific American Big Science for Little Hands at Home from Science World… Read more

Toddler Scientists

When they’re digging in dirt, splashing water, or trying to use a sippy cup, toddlers are trying to figure out how the world works. They observe and experiment. What they’re doing lays the foundations for STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. High Chair Philosophers, a new article in Scientific American, offers some details on… Read more

8 Things to Remember about Child Development

Advances in research in the science of child development and underlying neurobiology can be used to inform policy and practice. The Harvard Center on the Developing Child has produced a list of eight things to remember about child development. Here are the first four: To see the whole list, click 8 Things to Remember about… Read more

Math Science Music

Math Science Music is a toolkit of online teaching resources that uses music to teach math and science to students of all ages. Introduced earlier this year, it gives teachers access to digital resources that use beats, grooves and melodies to teach students the mechanisms of math, coding and science. Here’s a video from the… Read more