Sing-song: A Nursery Rhyme Book by Christina Rossetti (1915) | Christina G. Rossetti (1830–1894)
Ready for a fun summer project? The Second Boys’ Book of Model Aeorplanes will help you construct and fly model airplane gliders and motorized airplane models. The first edition of this book covered the history of airplanes and how they fly. With the world of aircraft changing very rapidly at the time these books were […]
We have updated our August learning calendar for 2020. In August, we are typically wrapping up summer and looking ahead to a more routine existence! To that end, you’ll find fun, end-of-summer activities, but also some great resources as we plan ahead: 17 free eBooks including Grammar-land with activities and free notebooking pages. 5 of […]
Love these STEM challenge cards from the James Dyson Foundation! 22 experiments each in the fields of science and engineering make a perfect summer fun activity to keep ’em learning! The James Dyson Foundation is supported by Dyson, Ltd., a British technology company known for manufacturing household products. The foundation’s mission is to inspire the […]
Another excellent resource from NASA. Optics: Light, Color, and Their Uses Educator’s Guide is a 98-page download with STEM-focused activities for K–12. The guide includes 18 lessons or activities. Each lesson includes the objective, theory, materials needed, procedures, and leading questions from which to draw conclusions. Sounds like a great opportunity to practice the scientific […]
Here is a great summer fun activity to keep hands busy: experimenting with paper airplane designs! Fold & Fly currently has a database of 45 paper airplane designs.
Interactive site based on book by Henry T. Brown — summer learning fun! This interesting site has provided illustrations of all of the 507 movements, many of them have been animated — a process that is apparently ongoing. There are also notes that help explain the mechanisms.
We have updated our July learning calendar for 2020. July is always a month spent enjoying the summer sun. As such, this month’s “things to do” focuses on traveling, exploring, crafting, reading, and more, including: 10 free eBooks. 8 of our free unit studies including the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Oregon Trail, E. B. […]
Here is a great Summer Fun Activity to keep them learning: Exploring the Extreme is an Educator’s Guide from NASA geared at K–8 students that focuses on math, science, and technology. This free 88-page download covers gravity, jet propulsion, and more!
Each year we add more ideas to our Summer Fun Activities archive. We have recently updated these resources, and they are all ready for you to enjoy. Recent additions include: 10 End-of-Summer Ideas. Learning Synths. Creative Writing with the Random Word Generator. Make a Balloon Rocket. You’ll also find older favorites: Building a sunspot viewer. […]
Summer is winding down. Time to celebrate! Here are 10 end-of-summer ideas that can be educational (or just fun) to celebrate the end of summer: 1. Make a backyard tent. Back in the day (way back), we always had a backyard tent. Ours was homemade, of course. We simply put old lawn chairs on […]
Here is a great summer fun learning activity: Learning Synths! This extensive interactive created by a music software company helps students explore the elements of sound in a fun and engaging way. As you work through the interactive you explore: Amplitude. Pitch. Brightness. Movement. Modulation. Oscillation. Waveforms. Filters. Once you have the basics, it’s time […]