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23December

SciGirls

Bouncing Ball Activity

Does a basketball bounce more than a baseball? Or does a soccer ball bounce more than a volleyball? Explore the difference in bounciness of several sports balls and use what you learn to engineer your own super bouncy ball out of a balloon!

Start the Bouncing Balloons activity by clicking here:

http://api.ning.com/files/CLWOWHyRRGGoFELLOvxxKF3yoZ2M5dLT6LOWWNZDAw4YXiL6op5AroEV5sVa1C9qH27752QrIgot*9jJ4T0oj7o*a2Rlpt7a/balloons.pdf

 

*Girlstart has no affiliation with SciGirls, we just think this a great activity to introduce girls to sports engineering.

Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

22December

Paper Plants

Create a special holiday card from recycled paper that can also grow beautiful flowers. Many recycled items like paper, cans, bottles, cardboard, etc. can be made into new products. Recycling helps the environment by saving the earth’s natural resources and reducing pollution. 

Click here for a deSTEMber activity!


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

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. 

Click here for a deSTEMber activity!

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


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

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