Healthy Kids - Spring 2021



STEAM at Home

projects, investigate extreme weather phenomena, learn about insect life cycles and more. PBS Kids Find science and engineering games featuring some of your child’s favorite characters. Join the Cat in the Hat for a lesson about art and engineering, or Sesame Street ’s Abby and Rudy for a study of seasons. PBS Kids apps are available for download, too. The California Academy of Sciences’ Science @ Home program features crafts, hands-on experiments and other activities for kids ages 4–11. BrainVentures This program by the University of Michigan Center for Digital Curricula guides kids to explore using animation, video, stories, simulations and other learning modalities. California Academy of Sciences

Get techy with fun online activities


ith distance learning the new norm, kids may be missing out on hands-on lessons in the lab. Fortunately,

introduction to coding and engineering. You’ll find instructions to help your child use a microcontroller to power different devices, plus a list of parts you’ll need and where to find them. Museums Find online STEAM programming from hundreds of museums across the country and around the world, including the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, The New Children’s Museum and the Fleet Science Center.

the internet is full of virtual science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) projects and classes kids can do from home. Here are a few to try: San Diego Public Library Teens (or parents) with some extra time on their hands can browse free six-week online courses in everything from art and creative writing to computer programming and web design. All you need to start is a library card. Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Help spark your child’s interest in STEM fields with Qualcomm’s

National Geographic Learn how your family can participate in citizen science


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