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STEM is all the rage right now. I love the increased focus on teaching kids science, math and technology topics. We particularly love the sciences in our house and are always looking for creative new ways to learn about and understand them more. We came across a website recently that I wanted to tell my readers about. It is called SimBucket and it is full of science simulations that help kids visualize science topics.
Science Simulations with SimBucket:
SimBucket was created by a team of science teachers who wanted to help their students learn in new ways! The website contains over 50 simulations on various science topics including ionic and covalent bonding, gas laws, chemical reactions, physics motion, polarization, mass, circuit electron flow, and more!
For each simulation, you open it up and read the instructions or descriptions then play around to see how it works. They have interactive simulations that help kids visualize and understand different topics in science. Some of the more complicated ones include tutorials and detailed descriptions. Many also include a set of problems for students to solve as well. You can see them in motion and even help create different reactions by the options you choose. It is a really neat concept!
What I love about this website is that is is an amazing place to try out experiments that you could not otherwise do on your own. You can use these at home or in a school setting to really help kids grasp difficult science subjects.
A few of our favorite simulations were the Mass builder, and the Color Addition and the Roller Coaster! My kids enjoyed trying all of them out, though. We are definitely going to be stopping by the site multiple times in the future to see what new ones come out and to use them as visuals in the science lessons we are doing.
If you are looking for a new way to learn science, definitely check out SimBucket!