Stop Digital Eye Strain in the Virtual Classroom
by Emily Ewen
by Valerie Kirk
Learning to read music can improve your math skills. But can music help you learn science, too? The answer is – YES!
This hands-on Musical Water Glasses activity for elementary or middle school students incorporates the elements of STEAM learning – science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. It can be done at home with ingredients you probably already have in your house. Use it to supplement home learning—like online school students who are enrolled at Connections Academy, or for homeschool projects, or as just for fun with your student!
Here are some things your student will learn how to do in this activity:
Here is what you will need for the Musical Water Glasses STEAM activity:
Download the Musical Water Glasses STEAM Activity
Although this STEAM activity is simple, it’s a great way for your student to gain science skills, practice math, and learn about music. Because this activity can be used to teach many different lessons, you can easily adapt it for different online school or homeschool age groups.
Get the most out of this at home learning activity and see if you can pique your student’s interest in STEM. Here are additional STEAM experiments and observations to try:
By making STEM and STEAM fun, according to research, “we are preparing our students to work in fields that are poised for big growth.” In fact, the top four skill areas needed to succeed in the jobs of the future include:
For online school students, encouraging STEM and STEAM activities lets you and your child discover together if they have a knack discovery, creativity, and problem-solving. Talk to your student after these activities to learn about what they liked or found exciting. It might be useful information for you so you can encourage them to try other STEAM at-home learning activities like designing robots, building Rube Goldberg Machines, or making their own fossils!
To learn how you can be more involved in your children’s education by having the flexibility to customize more STEM and STEAM activities into their day, check out these five sample online school schedules and see if we’d be the right fit for your family.