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S.T.E.A.M in the City

Your child's natural curiosity makes it easy to introduce science concepts during everyday activities. This month, our board, Science in the City, will provide purposeful play activities that will educate minds big and small on the wonders of science ! As an educational institution, Pretend City knows that the scientific process is inherent in everything a young child chooses to do - from infancy on. "Observe! Compare! Contrast! Describe!"

S.T.E.A.M in the City

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Imagination Playground is now open at Pretend City. Building with these large scale blocks develops creativity, engineering, and math skills!

Imagination Playground - Pretend City Children's Museum

Pretend City hosts a S.T.E.M. tour for educators at the Orange County Early Childhood S.T.E.M. Conference. See how you can integrate S.T.E.M. through PLAY!

Blog - Pretend City Children's Museum

Rock and Mineral Excavation Sensory Tub (along with treasure hunts and Brazil activities) livingmontessorin...

Montessori-Inspired Little Passports Activities – Brazil

“You want children to learn their academic skills in the service of their intellect so when they come and say, show me how to measure this or show me how to write that because they are doing an investigation – which is an intellectually based activity and it comes so naturally to all children.” (Lilian Katz on Bam Radio)

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Build STEM skills, inspire innovation with this #DIY engineering craft for kids. Love the idea of using gum drops and marshmallows.

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Alyssa Haywoode of Eye on Early Education describes what science, technology, and engineering activities look like in the preschool classroom while noting the update to Massachusetts's framework for these subjects.

Science, Technology and Engineering in Pre-K

Building Activities for Kids...6 Invitations for Kids to Create. Perfect for Little Engineers! Fun activity to go with Apologia Chemistry & Physics for k-6, keep younger children engaged while mom helps older children #homeschool

Invitations to Create for Little Engineers

Newspaper Play Structures -- kids can build & re-build them. Throw a sheet overtop for an instant reading nook. :-)

Newspaper Play Structures - Inner Child Fun

{math and science : 10 outdoor activities} perfect activities to accompany our Backyard Science Investigations eLesson: ecademy.playfulle...

Math & Science Outside - No Time For Flash Cards


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Teaching STEM in the Early Years: Activities for Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Sally Moomaw: 9781605541211:...


color changing carnations

Magnetic Slime

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Solar System model made with buttons...

Solar System Glitter Globe

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Did you know that a mother harp seal can distinguish her own baby by it's scent with hundreds of other baby harp seals around? Come learn more facts!

Science is all about using your senses to conclude those questions we all have! Stimulate your child's sense of smell with this cool smelling activity! Try it blind folded and really get your brain working!

Share and Remember: Smelling Sensory Bottles

witch brew - fun Halloween sensory and science activity for kids

Create a little atmosphere in a jar! You can explore and experience the weather all from inside your home! It's a great way to explain to your kids how the clouds and the sun and the rain create weather!

WHOA! This lava lamp DIY is not only super fun to make and awesome to play with, but while you're making it, you're bound to gain some cool science knowledge along the way!

SCIENCE -- Boyle's Law - Proven by a Simple Marshmallow Experiment!

HoJos Teaching Adventures: Boyle's Law - Proven by a Simple Marshmallow Experiment

Go Outside: Go on a Counting Walk ~ When we explore the scientfc world, we are surrounded by numbers! How many legs are on a spider? How many leaves are on the flower? Get your children counting while observing and exploring their surroundings! Too much fun!

Let's learn about magnetism with this simple, yet extremely educational experiment! Along with strengthening their fine and gross motor skills, children will be able to explore the wonderful world of magnets and metal, what items stick and don't stick and the power of push and pull.

A Toddler, A Box, and A Magnet - Inspiration Laboratories

Mad Math! Now this sounds fun! With a few simple house hold items and natures ingredients... Dirt and Water, your child will be exploring science, language, writing, and of course math skills through this messy experiment! Have fun!

Puddle-Play and Toddler Science! With June gloom dripping on our beach sandals, you may find yourself surrounded by some puddles! Turn this gloomy day into a scientific play! Ask your scientist "What sinks, What floats" and have them explore their environment as they conclude their findings! Too much fun!

puddle play—5 rainy day outdoor ideas - wordplayhouse®
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