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21December

Tic Tac Flashlight

National Flashlight Day

Reduce, reuse, and recycle with this fun electronics project. Convert a Tic Tac candy container into a handy LED flashlight and never get caught in the dark again!

Click here for a deSTEMber activity!

See an example of a 5mm LED light here: 25.000 mcd - 3.8 volt and 20 mA

See an example of a switch here: tact switch or slide switch

See an example of a 27 ohm serial resistor here: resistor


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

20December

Prehistoric Puppets

Styracosaurus’, Pterosaurs, Velociraptors and more! How many dinosaurs do you know? Create unique puppet heads to explore the different physical characteristics dinosaurs developed to adapt to the environment they lived in. 

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Get your dinosaur head templates here: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology/time/puppets/home.html


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

19December

Magnetic Slime

This activity is a new twist to an old favorite! Everyone loves making slime, but today we are going to make it magnetic. Mixing together different ingredients, you will create a slimy mixture that can move without you physically touching it. 

Click here for a deSTEMber activity!

Get borax laundry booster here: http://smile.amazon.com/Borax-Mule-Team-Detergent-Booster/dp/B000VCFAXO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418069036&sr=8-1&keywords=borax

Get iron filings here: http://smile.amazon.com/Dowling-Magnets-Do-731019-Iron-Filings/dp/B000BJRLTI/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2NL9UUKFTRQH OR http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/iron-filings.html 

Get a Neodymium rare Earth magnet here: http://smile.amazon.com/Craft-Hobby-Neodymium-Magnets-3x1-5mm/dp/B0065O63BK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417806678&sr=8-2&keywords=neodymium+rare+earth+magnets


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

18December

Weather Flowers

Can you tell if the air around you is humid or dry? Although humidity cannot be seen, it has important effects on the weather. This moisture-detecting flower will display the color pink, purple, or blue based on the humidity in the air, giving you insight into the weather before you step outside!

Click here for a deSTEMber activity!

Get cobalt chloride at: http://www.hometrainingtools.com/cobalt-ii-chloride-15-g/p/CH-COCL2/


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

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