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Create an At Home STEAM Learning Space
Our top tips and recommendations for providing home learning experiences for children of all ages.
Tips for creating your At Home STEAM learning space
- Make sure you have easy access to all the materials you might need.
- Be sure you have enough space for projects of all sizes.
- You’re going to want to keep your creations safe, make sure you have a place to store them.
- Make sure you have a place to discard used materials or recycle the things that can be reused.
- Assign kids their own areas of the space to keep organized and clean.
- Be sure your space is safe and everyone knows which materials need supervision.
- Have replacement materials ready to keep the learning going.
- Consider bringing new items into the space as a challenge from time to time.
- On average, it takes 45 minutes to an hour to go through each lesson.
- We suggest you work on one lesson a week.
- Any LEGO Education set may be used in a Homeschool Co-op. Each set is designed to be used by two students collaborating on the specified build and lesson.
Top 10 Must-Haves for an At Home STEAM learning space
- LEGO® Bricks from your LEGO® Education sets or other loose bricks
- Craft materials such as pipe cleaners, foam pieces, felt pieces, buttons, ribbons, craft sticks, etc.
- Plenty of pens, pencils, crayons, and markers of all colors and sizes
- Different types of tape: colored, hook and loop, duct tape, etc.
- All kinds of paper products: construction paper, sticky notes, cardboard, paper cups or plates etc.
- String, yarn, and wire
- The right tools for the job: scissors, hole punches, rulers, etc.
- Different kinds of fasteners: rubber bands, paper clips, binder clips, brads, clothes pins and glue
- Recycled containers like boxes, food containers, lids, rolls from paper products
- Simple machines like gears, wheels, pulleys, or axles