Weekly Update: July 20
Spotlight: This week’s activities combine digital skills, the body and the great outdoors for 7 days of STEM fun!
Here are this week’s highlighted STEM activities from the Actua network! For more content, visit our network member websites and Actua’s full library of curated STEM resources.
- For youth grades 1-6: Our network member Waterloo Engineering Outreach at Waterloo University has created lots of at home STEM activities, including AutoCAD tutorials for building digital skills. This Solar Still activity is a great project to try in the summer, when there should be lots of sun available!
- For youth grades 1-8: For kids who are curious about learning more about how things work in the world around them, Brains On is an ideal podcast! Each episode answers a different question exploring the science behind a topic – from weather to animals to food.
- For youth grades 2-6: NEW this week: Did you know you could code a dance? This week’s Actua STEM activity Rhythm and Code (p.7) is all coding and getting kids active!
- For youth grades 3-8: Test your reaction time – how fast can you get messages from your brain to your hand? Practice with this activity from Destination Exploration at the University of Lethbridge to practice and get other people in your house to try too! Every week, Destination Exploration releases more fun STEM activities you can try at home!
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The Qikiqtani Inuit Association will provide 40 additional laptops to eligible Qikiqtani Inuit students with support from Actua
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