Welcome to the classroom! We love to play, learn, create and sing together in the classroom, and we’d like to encourage our classroom friends to keep learning and playing at home once Caitie’s Classroom is over. We’ve put together activities and resources so the playing, learning, creating and singing doesn’t have to stop once Caitie... Read more »
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This volcano project uses all four of our primary senses – smell, touch, sight, and hearing. You can tell by using these four senses that this is not something you want to eat, so we won’t be using our sense of taste in this project! But we’ll be able to smell the vinegar, touch the... Read more »
By studying rocks, scientists have figured out how long the Earth has been around. And the answer is: a long, long time. The earth is four billion, five hundred and forty million years old, and in that time, it’s been through a lot of changes. By contrast, people have only been around for two or... Read more »
You don’t want to miss this episode…especially the GIANT electromagnet that can pick up an entire car. AMAZING!
Hoist the mainsail! Captain Seasalt and the ABC Pirates sail their ship using the power of the wind. Here’s how you can make your own pirate ship that works the same way. What you need: Twelve corks of the same size Popsicle stick Hot glue gun Print this template for paper version (or use fun... Read more »
Teaching math to children doesn’t have to be boring. STEM teaching is all about teaching children in a fun and exciting way that helps excel and put into practice learning. To inspire the next generation of potential Scientists, Technological workers, Engineers and Mathematicians. Back in the days of our own learning, math could be a... Read more »
If you catch a falling snowflake on your mitten, you’ll see that it has a beautiful pattern, with six points and a lot of complex detail. Snowflakes are actually tiny crystals made of ice. Here’s a way you can use the process of crystal formation to make your own “snowflake” at home. You need: Pipe... Read more »
Magnets are really cool. Anything that’s magnetic will stick to them. And because of the invisible magnetic field they produce around themselves, they can make things move without touching them. Here are a couple of neat things you can do with magnets to learn about how they work. But make sure you keep magnets away... Read more »
Sometimes the moon looks like a circle, sometimes it looks like a crescent, and sometimes you can’t see it at all. What’s going on? The moon never actually changes shape: it’s always a sphere, like a ball or an orange. But it looks different at different times because of the relationship between the moon, the... Read more »
STEM Engineering with Spaghetti and Marshmallow Structures! STEM Learning, what is it and why do you need to know about it? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Teachers, professionals and any educators of children are working together to create hands-on, cross-curricular, inter-disciplinary learning. They are encouraging communities to recognize the deep value of... Read more »
The domestic cow dates back 10,500 years ago in South-East Turkey. Their ancestors were wild Oxen, otherwise known as Aurochs. There are almost 800 different breeds of cow worldwide. The most well-known ones are the dairy cows that produce milk, as not all cows do. The Holstein cow is known to make the most milk... Read more »
Join us in this science-packed episode as we try and answer the question on everyone’s mind…will it SINK? Or…will it FLOAT?
Ants are insects, like grasshoppers, beetles, and butterflies – they have three body segments, six legs, and two antennae, and the hard part of their body is on the outside. Unlike most insects, ants live and work together in huge teams called colonies. A colony can have hundreds or thousands of ants, and different ants... Read more »
Every fall, I look forward to the beautiful colours as the green leaves on the trees change to yellow, orange, brown, and red. But why does this happen? To understand why leaves change colour, you need to understand why they’re green to begin with. Most colours in living things are caused by chemicals called pigments.... Read more »
‘Then she filled up her cauldron and said with a grin, “find something everyone! Throw something in!”’ – Julia Donaldson, Room on the Broom Depending on where you live, Fall/Autumn has fallen on the land. The nights draw in, the sweaters and thermals have been retrieved from the back of the cupboard and the pumpkin... Read more »
Milk and juice are liquids: they flow, and they don’t hold their shape. Wood and rocks are solids: they hold their shape, and they don’t flow. But slime is different. When you pour it, it flows like a liquid. But when you squeeze it or slap it, it feels like a solid. All the stuff... Read more »
This project has it all – an engaging activity for little ones, a fun and colorful craft, and it’s mostly made with materials you probably already have in your recycling bin! These blocks are simple to make, and the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination soar as high as the skyscrapers! Materials toilet paper rolls... Read more »
Ready to see something amazing? Watch and learn how to make these gooey worms!
First things first. Some Biology. What is a bee? They are flying insects that are extremely important for humankind and are closely related to ants, wasps, and hornets. There are almost 20,000 species of bee on the planet. Every land surface apart from the Antartica have bees. Bees are crucial for pollination of our flowers,... Read more »
People buy a lot of bottled water. But the trouble is that the bottles are used only once, and then thrown away. Here’s an activity where you can use a bottle again, to make something good happen. You need: Clear plastic bottle, any size Egg carton Soil Spoon ( to mix and scoop soil) Spray... Read more »
Today is World Honey Bee Day! To celebrate, here is a DIY solution to help a distressed bee get back to business. We’ve also got ten fun facts you might not have known about bees! Revive-A-Bee-Solution You can often see bees not moving for a really long time. Wrong misconception may lead to the assumption... Read more »
When you go to take a photo of your kid are they the one who always yells “Let me do it!” and grabs your phone away? You may have a budding photographer on your hands. So what do you do to help nurture this creative side of them? A camera seems like a big and... Read more »
What is it? Land Art or Earth Art is created directly into the landscape. It uses products from the Earth itself and creates something with them. It can be created in situ (right there) or it can be recreated as installations in a gallery. The majority of these works of art are made in the... Read more »
You know what frogs look like: they have bulging eyes, webbed feet, long legs for hopping, and often a long tongue for catching flies. But when they’re babies, called tadpoles, they look completely different! They have no legs, but a long tail for swimming and they can breathe underwater like fish. This total change from... Read more »