[Handmade DIY Zone] Make STEM toys while learning and playing

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is a teaching method that promotes student development in these four areas.It emphasizes practice, exploration and problem-solving abilities, and cultivates students' creativity, logical thinking and problem-solving abilities.In recent years, STEM education has gained widespread attention and promotion around the world.

The goal of STEM education is to cultivate students' interest in and understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to stimulate their innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities.Through practice and experimentation, learning and applying knowledge in problem-solving processes, students develop critical thinking and analytical skills and apply what they learn to real-life situations.


In STEM education, teachers play the role of guides, guiding students to conduct practical exploration by inspiring their learning interests and curiosity.At the same time, students also become active participants in the teaching process. They apply the theoretical knowledge they have learned to solving practical problems and gain valuable experience and skills.


In STEM education, homemade STEM toys are a very popular way of learning.These toys inspire students' curiosity and creativity while developing their abilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Here are some examples of homemade STEM toys:


Moving Bridges: Using cardboard and tape, kids can build their own moving bridges.They can learn about the strength and stability of different materials and try different structural designs to increase the stability of the bridge.


Programming Robots: Using programming software and robotics components, kids can program and control their own robots.They can learn basic programming concepts and logical thinking while experiencing how their instructions affect the robot's movements.



Solar Car: Using solar cells, a small motor, and wheels, kids can build their own solar car.They can learn the application principles of solar energy and understand the process of energy conversion.


Chemistry experiments: By making some simple chemical experiments, children can experience changes in molecular structure, chemical reactions and material properties.They can learn chemical principles and further develop their abilities in experimental design and observation and analysis.


These are just a few examples of DIY STEM toys, there are actually many other DIY projects for children to participate in and explore.These homemade games and projects not only enrich children's learning experiences, but also develop their creativity and problem-solving skills.


All in all, STEM education stimulates students' creativity and curiosity through practice and exploration, and cultivates their abilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Homemade STEM toys are a great way to learn STEM, allowing children to learn and apply knowledge in practice through DIY projects, while cultivating their innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities.We hope that more and more children can participate in STEM education, discover the fun of science and technology, and become innovative leaders in the future.



Source of information and pictures:


https://www.hkic.edu.hk/chi/event_2018/stemday_competition


https://www.stheadline.com/article/77651/STEM%E4%BA%92%E5%8B%95%E5%AD%B8%E5%A0%82%E6%87%89%E7%94%A8%E5%8F%AF%E5%86%8D%E7%94%9F%E8%83%BD%E6%BA%90-%E5%89%B5%E4%BD%9C%E5%A4%AA%E9%99%BD%E8%83%BD%E8%BB%8A594%E6%9C%9F



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