The Scope, the Official STEMscopes Blog

How Playing Outside Increases Science Understanding and Real World Learning 

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on March 19, 2018

 

Outdoor play has always been an important part of childhood. Imaginative play, exploratory discovery, and real-world learning — these are just a few of the many benefits of playing outside, and this can also be a great place for engaging kids in science concepts. 

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Topics: STEMrangers Science Night, PreK & Kindergarten, Middle School, STEM Ed News, high school

Increasing Science Understanding Outside of the Classroom

Posted by Marissa Alonzo on February 02, 2018

 

Figuring out the mechanics behind the bottle-rocket, testing the solutions that made a volcano erupt, and exploring entomology through various bug collections were just some of the top science exploration activities many can recall growing up and they all have had a profound impact on science understanding. These three staple activities, however, are not the only ways that students have access to real-world experiments during the new age of 21st Century classrooms and advanced technology. 

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Topics: Teacher Tips, Hands-on lessons, STEMscopes, PreK & Kindergarten, Middle School, high school