We have been impressed at all the initiatives to help get children to start coding at school (and equally shocked at how long this has taken, particularly in the UK). And we have wanted to get involved in a project that might enable us to share some of our computing knowledge, gained over more years… Continue reading Introduction the “Micro:bit to the Moon” project
We are great fans of egg hunts and particularly of chocolate Easter eggs. Around the world, children celebrate Easter in a number of different ways: Greece The tradition in Greece is to colour eggs red. Its a symbol of the blood of Christ and it is the colour of life. The eggs are normally coloured… Continue reading How Easter is celebrated Around the World
We are all looking forward to the widespread use of the vaccine to stop the spread of Coronavirus so that we can return to normal life. And while we wait, we wanted to look back at the man who pioneered the first vaccine, Edward Jenner. Edward Jenner was born in 1749 in the West Country,… Continue reading Edward Jenner (1749-1823): the vaccine pioneer
Data is the new oil. For many years, oil was the most valuable resource traded around the world. We all have images of rich oil tycoons, but in recent years they have to take second place. To what? To data. Yes, our data that we give away using the internet. The data collected may include:… Continue reading On Data Privacy
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, Monday 21st December was the shortest day of the year (aka the winter solstice). This means there are less hours of daylight, and more hours of night than any other day in the year. But why do the lengths of days change throughout the year? The Earth is a sphere… Continue reading The Winter Solstice
To mark our first post on this new blog, we wanted to mark the popularity of our updated Christmas Wordsearch activity (the increased demand caused our website to crash!), so here are some ways that children (and adults) celebrate Christmas in different countries around the world. The Netherlands In many parts of the Netherlands and… Continue reading How children celebrate Christmas around the world
Hi there! At Storm, we aim to make entertaining activities to help reinforce basic skills in children, and to introduce new ideas. Our mission is to create science (or STEM) activities, but we also have a number of maths, english, and just fun activities too! We also enjoy coding, and want to help children learn… Continue reading Hello world!