With just a few days left in the summer, Minute Maid wants to help you keep the kids entertained. Here’s how to build a mini balloon car that will keep them busy for about...7 minutes. 1. Have a parent or adult poke holes in 4 bottle caps and push 2 caps onto the ends of each toothpick 2. Place and tape toothpicks + wheels to juicebox 3. Attach balloon at short end of straw, wrap rubber band around to tighten, tape straw to top of box 4. Blow into straw to power car and you’re good to go!
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Oil Spill! Connecting STEM activities to real world problems
I recently had another opportunity to observe a science program in an after school setting, this time at Greenleaf Elementary School in Oakland, CA. The rising fifth graders have an hour and a half of STEM programming after lunch every afternoon, and the day I visited they did an activity about cleaning up oil in the ocean. They worked with trays filled a few inches with water, feathers, straws, cotton balls and sponges. I think it's especially challenging to lead activities like this, where…
A Week of STEM activities!
A week of STEM challenges! "A week of STEM challenges! I decided to take on my own challenge of incorporating a STEM activity every day for a week. It turned out to be a huge success where both my students and I had a blast. Here were the various STEM tasks that they took on: Newspaper towers! Army Man Launcher! Popsicle Bridges! Designing Life Jackets for Babies! The Unsinkable Ship!"
How to Put Together Inexpensive STEM Ideas
Can you really do STEM cheap? Someone always asked me if it's really possible because STEM is often associated with expensive items like software, robots, and computers! We know how to put together inexpensive STEM ideas everyone will love and benefit from. Whether you want to make tinker trays, put together STEM challenges, or try out cool science experiments, we have lots of ideas. HOW TO PUT TOGETHER INEXPENSIVE STEM IDEAS Learning how to put together inexpensive STEM ideas is a wonderful…