Saturday 4 January 2020

Make 2020 The Year For STEAM And Less Screen Time

The best STEAM themed books and activities to encourage educational activities this year are a huge hit with families everywhere. Make 2020 the year for growth and experiments and take a break from all the screens we are surrounded by on a daily basis.

This DIY bath bomb kit and Illustrated activity book offer hands-on explorations of basic science concepts, including acids and bases, carbonate reactions, measurement, proportions, and skincare.

  • 20 DAZZLING RECIPES: Including basic spheres, flower shapes, and bitty bombs; more advanced Kinetic Bombs that roll and tumble as the colors swirl and mix, Bubble-icious Bombs, colorful Tie-Die Bombs, and Cosmic Bombs that foam, shimmer, and pop.

In Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids, you’ll find an amazing collection of more than 40 hands-on art activities that make learning about math fun from the creator of Teach Beside Me, Karyn Tripp.

  • Create fine art-inspired projects using math, including M. C. Escher’s tessellations, Wassily Kandinski’s abstractions, and Alexander Calder’s mobiles.
  • Explore projects that teach symmetry with mandala drawings, stained glass rose window art, and more.
  • Cook up some delicious math by making cookie tangrams, waffle fractions, and bread art.  

In Wonder Art Workshop, educator and educational development expert Sally Haughey of Fairy Dust Teaching shares her approach to hands-on, play-based learning with parents, teachers, and other facilitators, offering 25 activities that let your child take the lead in developing their own sense of intrinsic motivation to imagine, experiment, and discover.

The Book of Big Science
 Ideas looks at 15 brilliant science ideas and more than 50 ingenious thinkers who have helped shape our understanding of the world – whether they were right or wrong! Thinkers include, Wang Zhenyi, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, James Joule, Rosalind Franklin, Charles Darwin, Aristotle, Edith Clarke, Isaac Newton, Grace Hopper, Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace and many, many more!

Plunge into the diversity of the animal kingdom in this Encyclopedia of Animals. Packed with over 500 creatures, everyone is looked at in detail by a natural history expert. From the tiniest sponge to the largest elephant, all entries are gloriously illustrated in this spectacular celebration of life on Earth.

See inside a submarine, dive below the decks of a tall ship, take a tour inside a tank, explore a zeppelin and step onboard a space station. Each spread features a different and exciting machine and gives you the inside story on these fantastic creations.

Quarto is dedicated to empowering kids to become readers, thinkers and creators through science, technology, engineering, art and math!  Please visit the Quarto Steam Club for more information: 

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