Have you ever wondered about why we use gold to make awards? This issue of Everyday Curiosity investigates history and science of gold. It includes a brief discussion of gold's chemistry and provides open-ended challenges related to gold. This particular issue has a great critical thinking exercise for young mathematicians about who should take home first place.
Issues of Everyday Curiosity are perfect to use when you want to take on engineering challenges, provide additional enrichment, and bridge the gap between home and school.
Everyday Curiosity is a weekly electronic magazine for kids ages 8 to 14 that explores math, science, and engineering in the real world. Each issue asks one big question and has three related hands-on projects to go deeper into the math, science, and engineering behind everyday observations. The projects use supplies that common household items or could be found easily at a grocery store, general department store, or (in rare cases) a hardware store.
Schools that are interested in using Everyday Curiosity to support STEM initiatives should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss school-based licensing.