STEM subjects are the subjects that we rely on as a society to produce the bright minds of tomorrow, that can make revolutionary changes and help the world. They also have a hand in helping children to develop valuable skills that are needed in the 21st century. Skills such as coding and transferable skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking. We have teamed up with a private school in Somerset
to share 5 games that can help your child within STEM at school.
There are educational games that you can find on almost any subject. Coding games allow children to learn and experiment with code while making cool creations that they can program to carry out functions. They educate children on how to create loops and other functions in an interactive way that lends well to kinaesthetic learners.
Guess the Object
Your child can now explore microbiology at home using a toy microscope with plenty on the market that allow for 8 times zoom. You can use this piece of equipment to play a guessing game. All you’ll need to do is find a range of items to view up close, snap a shot with a camera or phone and get your child to guess what the object is. They can carry out their own investigation to work this out, allowing them to get to grips with using a microscope and recognising differences in cell structure.
Quizzes are a great way to test and hone in on your child’s problem solving and critical thinking skills – skills that are crucial for STEM. To improve your child’s maths ability, mental maths challenges can help. They encourage sharp thinking while boosting their knowledge in a fun and engaging way.
Experimentation can give your child a taste for science and improve their understanding of key concepts by allowing them to explore class topics in real life through practicals. An example of an experiment that you can do together is a ‘sink or swim’ experiment.
Build a Circuit
A circuit building kit can give your child an understanding of how electrical circuits work and allow them to explore technology.