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Idk if it would be worth the effort, but maybe just maybe :) : Turning Trash Into Toys For Learning by Arvind Gupta who believes, "The best thing a child can do with a toy is break it !" shares simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design. via ted. #Arvin_Gupta #Toys #DIY

Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning, TED - 'The best think a child can do with a toy is to break it.' Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids. Creating simple toys out of trash and everyday goods, he illustrates principles of science and design in a memorably hands-on fashion. He works at the Children's Science Centre in Pune, India. #Arvin_Gupta #Toys #Science #TED

13 bottles with different science principles (density, static electricity, magnetic, sink or float). Made from old water bottles and with most things found around the house.

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Lego Celebrates 80th Birthday With Whimsical Animated Short [VIDEO]

To recognize 80 years of toy creation, Lego has released this 17-minute story of the company's history.

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Summer Discovery: Science Inspiration for Kids

11 TED Talks to Watch with Kids + A Plethora of Science Inspiration for Kids

Vanden Heuvel's video series called STEMbite are “bite-size lessons in #science and #math from everyday life—all captured from a unique first-person point of view through Google Glass.” The STEMbite lessons, which are posted on YouTube, includes some 60 videos so far, including lessons on the physics of children’s toys, the chemistry found in kitchens and the biology people can find in their own backyards. #Education #STEM

What do triangles and butterflies have in common? The science behind symmetry (and why it matters):

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Lego Science

Lego Learning - Amazing Lego Science Activities for Kids

Expert says don't stress if your preschooler is struggling to learn letters...use this unique way to make learning FUN for your preschooler!

Educational researcher Dr. Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest. In 1999, Mitra and his colleagues dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed an Internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw was kids from the slum playing around with the computer…

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins, TED-Ed - YouTube #Music #Neuroscience #TED

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Dyed Flowers Science Experiment

Exploring how water moves through a plant with an exciting dyed flowers science experiment for kids!

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Project-Based Engineering for Kids

A collection of project-based engineering lessons focusing on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical #engineering.

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Practice Reading with a Whisper Reader

Use a homemade Whisper Reader to practice reading and increase fluency. Whisper readers are so simple to make and a great way to motivate kids to read independently too!

I don't know what it is but I know that my students would really like to try to make it! Cool!