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Fighting 'COVID Slide': STEM Activities for Kids to Do at Home

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Living in New Mexico, I am very familiar with Explora, a great education center that offers interactive experiences in STEAM (STEM+Art=STEAM). On their website, Explora calls itself “part science center, part children’s museum, part free-choice school, park grandma’s attic, part grandpa’s garage, part laboratory, part neighborhood full of interesting people and part of many people’s lives.”

Explora has excellent bilingual activity cards that explain a simple experiment, the science behind it and how it is relevant to people’s lives, including the career fields that work in the area. Like the seed-growing kits, I have created take-home kits for these Explora experiments and left them in Little Free Libraries. Here are PDFs of the experiments:

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