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Problem-solving, critical thinking, positive failure, creative innovation- do those sound like skills you're looking to add to your child's education? STEM is a great place to start. I know what you're thinking, STEM?! Shouldn't that be computer programming, engineering, and rocket scientists? Nope!
An education in STEM opens the door to the lifelong skills your kids need, and is found almost everywhere. So, here are the March 2021 STEM holidays (plus a fun extra holiday) and a few ways to talk to your kids about them.
The First Telephone Call
March 10th, 2021
Ring, ring, ring! We use telephones in our everyday lives and for more than just telephone calls. But there was a time when telephones didn't exist. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, made the first phone call on March 10, 1876. The call was to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and he said, “Mr. Watson–come here–I want to see you.” (Source: Americaslibrary.gov)
Celebrate and teach your learners all about the invention that changed how we communicate today.
The First Telephone Call Kids Activities
Check out our Mini Lesson all on the first telephone call! Share with you learners the history of the telephone, get them thinking with engaging questions, and spark their ideas on technology with two activity options. Download the FREE Mini Lesson Google Slide Here ->
STEM First Telephone Call Activity: Create Your Own Phone
Learners will brainstorm and build a prototype of their own telephone. Maybe it's a phone of the future? Maybe it's a twist on a classic? Let them explore and see what technologies they invent.
This one is a classic! All you'll need are empty cups and string -> click here to learn how! Have your kids create "telephones" and see how well they can hear each other. Can you make out what the other player is saying? How long can they make the string and still hear each other?
March 14th, 2021
Each year on March 14th, people around the world celebrate Pi Day, and we aren't talking about the kind of pie you eat!
Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in math to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Which, in other words, (or more accurately, numbers), is about 3.14. Therefore, 3/14 is an annual opportunity to appreciate math and eat pie (of course). (Source: Piday.org)
As a result, Pi Day is an excellent opportunity to combine STEM and math in your classroom. This Coding Mission teaches your learners all about Pi, shapes, and math. Players help the Fuzzes solve The Puzzling Potluck Pie mystery, then build a maze of their own and create a Sequence of commands to solve it.
Pi Day STEM Activity for Kids
To play, view the complete coding mission here!
Saint Patrick's Day
March 17th, 2021
Saint Patrick's Day may not be a STEM focused holiday. However, it's easy to add a STEM twist to this super fun celebration.
Saint Patrick's Day Kids Activities
We've created a shamrockingly fun Mini Lesson for you to use with your kids. First, learn the history behind Saint Patrick's Day, next read all about catching those sneaky Leprechauns, and finally, check out two perfectly green-tastic lessons! Download the FREE Mini Lesson Google Slide Here ->
STEM Saint Patrick's Day Activity: Make a Leprechaun Trap
Let your learners get creative and innovative with this STEM Makerspace Activity by using craft materials to design and construct a Leprechaun trap. We can't wait to see what they come up with!
Looking for more STEM on Saint Patrick's Day? Check out these awesome STEM activities for your elementary leaners from Teacherspayteachers.com!
Share your March STEM Holidays 2021 with us!
Finally, how are you celebrating 2021 March STEM Holidays with your kids? First, did you learn something new? Is this something you’d like to see more of on the Kodable blog? Tell us in the comments below or tag @kodable on social media and tell us all about your STEM Holiday Celebration.
If looking for more STEM Holidays events and activities? Get the complete 2021 STEM Holiday Calendar Here!