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Ms. Liz has made a website just for you! She has video messages and lots of ideas to keep your creative minds and hands busy! 

Click here for Ms. Liz’s Art Page

Did you know you can access the Canyons School District Digital Library from home? Read-along books, audiobooks, e-books – they are all available to you! Click on the link below and enter your student username and password to enjoy the amazing world of reading!

Click here: https://canyonsut.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/SignIn.htm?url=Default.htm

Also, Jazz Bear is challenging students to read! Click here for more information: https://www.nba.com/jazz/reading-challenge

Coach Dave shares these resources for younger children to stay active:

https://www.todaysparent.com/family/activities/15-ways-to-keep-kids-active-indoors-even-if-you-dont-have-much-space/

https://mommypoppins.com/newyorkcitykids/25-exercise-games-indoor-activities-for-kids

Also, Playworks is coming to you live 3x a day, 5 days a week, with opportunities for kids to engage in fun and interactive PLAY! Learn more at: playworks.org/get-involved/play-at-home/

From Mrs. Johnson:

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field.

Below is a list of websites that will help you and your children find fun and engaging ways to do STEM at home. They are listed in age group sections however, feel free to check out any of the sites for any age.

For Early Learners

Raising Dragons is filed with online science activities for toddlers and up.

Little Bins for Little Hands is dedicated to the youngest scientists. 

Happy Hooligans offers simple science activities. 

Fun Learning for Kids has 30 hands-on science activities for little ones. 

Playdough to Plato has step-by-step activities on fun topics like rainbows and butterflies.

Hands On as We Grow has a long list of experiments for preschoolers using household products. 

Preschool Steam explains the importance of science and how to incorporate it into learning play for young children. 

Very Well Family has eight recipes for homemade playdough, a fun science activity. 

For Elementary School

Farmer’s Almanac is filled with cool facts and videos.

Fun-A-Day has great engineering ideas.

Exploratorium has fun videos and instructions for at-home science experiments.

Fold ’N Fly  instructions and videos on how to engineer paper airplanes

Home Science Tools offers videos, lessons, coloring pages, printables and more.

The Kindergarten Connection has awesome engineering activities

Mystery Science offers free lessons broken down by grade level on fun topics like, “Why are baby animals so cute?” (They are also working on an app for kids to access on chrome books and phones. I’ll let you know when it’s available.)

oLogy! is a science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. It includes games, stories, videos, activities to do at home and more.

Science Bob offers videos of experiments and then directions to try it at home.

Science Fun has instructions for tons of cool experiments.

Science Kidz has games, projects, worksheets, and videos on engineering. 

For Middle School 

Curriki has lesson plans on fun topics such as the velocity of sailing and speed of NASCAR.

Experiment Monkey offers games, videos, activities and experiments. 

How Stuff Works will keep curious kids entertained for hours.

NASA offers cool space-related videos and activities. 

The Happy Scientist offers great videos and fun experiments to try at home.

Khan Academy has lessons, activities, quizzes and more on a wide range of science topics. 

Khan Academy and Disney they teamed up for a fun way to use storytelling and engineering in one activity.

PBS has great videos on a variety of topics, including a series on viruses.

Worksheetworks has free printables.

Make Me a Genius has cool science jokes, videos, facts, quizzes, and activities. 

Scholastic has fun lessons like exploring the science behind extreme super sour candy.

Science Buddies has over 1,500 experiments.

Steve Spangler Science offers hundreds of experiments to do at home with videos explaining why they work.

For High School 

Fiveable livestreams lessons in AP course material, such as AP chemistry.

Bill Nye the Science Guy is cool with teens.

Chem Matters has articles and videos searchable by topic.

Hippocampus has videos in chemistry, biology, physics and earth science. 

Fizzics offers 150 science activities for older students. 

Virtual Urchin from Stanford University is an intensive study in sea urchins. 

Anatomy Arcade offers games, interactive activities, flashcards, and videos.

Flipping Physics teaches through comedic videos and gifs. 

University of California Museum of Paleontology has fun, interactive lessons dinosaurs, evolution, geology and more, including “What Did T-Rex Taste Like?” 

Museum Virtual Tours For All Ages

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

NASA Langley Research Center

National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of Computing

Natural History Museum London, UK

British Museum London, UK

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels, Belgium

German Ocianographic Museum Stralsund, Germany

Students use a number of online learning resources each day. Click on this link to Parent Connections for information on how to access those resources:

https://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org/student-logins-and-information.html

 

Rebecca Harris

Media/Library Technician

Email: rebecca.harris@canyonsdistrict.org

Debora Johnson

Instructional Technician - STEM Brain Booster

Email: debora.johnson@canyonsdistrict.org

David Kunz

Instructional Technician

Email: david.kunz@canyonsdistrict.org

Elizabeth McConkie

Instructional Technician - Art Brain Booster

Email: elizabeth.mcconkie@canyonsdistrict.org

Jordan Nelson

Teacher - Drama Brain Booster

Email: jordan.nelson@canyonsdistrict.org

Marvin Osness

Instructional Technician - Technology Brain Booster

Email: marvin.osness@canyonsdistrict.org

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