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27December

Paper Sundial

Measuring time is essential in our daily lives. Before clocks were invented, individuals observed shadows and light created by the sun to determine time. Discover one of the ways civilizations told time by creating your own sundial. Compare your sundial to your watch to see how accurate it is!

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You can download and print all sundial templates here: http://cp.cij.com/en/contents/3151/sundial/index.html


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

26December

Balancing Act

Is it possible to balance 6 or more nails on the head of a single nail? No glue, rubber bands, or welding allowed. Try it on your own first, and then use the instructions below to unlock this physics mystery!

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25December

DNA Sequence Bracelet

Create a colorful bracelet to discover the unique DNA sequence of a butterfly, chimpanzee, trout, or human. Learn about complementary base pairing, the genetic process that allows us to inherit traits, like hair color, freckles, or even if you can roll your tongue, from one generation to another.

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Pick out an organism's DNA sequence to replicate here: http://www.yourgenome.org/downloads/pdf/teachers/seq/FT_sequence_bracelets.pdf


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24December

Plastic Rescue

Earth’s oceans are home to billions of animals and plants, but millions of tons (1 ton = 2,000 pounds) of plastics pollute our oceans today. Learn about different physical properties of plastics and design a device that collects plastics and removes trash to help save animals and plants in the ocean!

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