Inexpensive STEM Activity: Introduce Your Kids to your STEM Friends
Are you looking for inexpensive ways to expose your kids to STEM? Try introducing your kids to one of your STEM friends and incorporating an activity. One of the men that attends my church is a pilot. He graciously agreed to show my son his plane and even agreed to take him up for a flight. I invited some other families, and BOOM we had a field trip!
Use the Resources Around You
So my family and several other homeschoolers met the pilot church friend at a small nearby airport. He let the kids get in the plane and talked to them about flying. He was glad to talk to the kids as he hopes that more young people will take an interest in flying. And of course it cost us nothing to do the field trip (besides things like gas in the car, etc.) Look in your circle or a friend’s circle to see if there are any people involved in STEM careers or activities and who’d be willing to share some of their knowledge with your kids.
A couple of the homeschool Moms are even planning to take my pilot friend up on his offer to take their kids up for a flight!
Remember to try to expose your kids to different careers. And remember to look in your network for new opportunities for them.
A List of More STEM Activities
Want More STEM Activities You Can Do with Your Kids? Check out Get Your Kids Involved in STEM Activities.
Encourage Your Child to be a STEM Problem Solver with STEM books
Do you want to encourage your kids to be little inventors? Check out the first book in a kids’ fictional STEM series that I wrote called Anna, Kid Engineer. Encourage your child to be creative, inventive, and to not give up!
Andre, Kid Aviator is the 2nd book in the STEM series for kids. In Andre, Kid Aviator, the STEM Club Andre is a part of is presented with a problem. Check out this book to see if the club is able to solve the problem. Encourage your kids to be problem solvers! You can purchase the ebook of Andre, Kid Aviator here.
The physical book of Andre, Kid Aviator is also available on Amazon.