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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. 

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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


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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!

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


Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

17December

Air Mail Challenge

Scientists on a remote island need your help! Design a container that can survive a drop from an airplane to their island below. Use the materials to create a package prototype that can withstand the conditions of being dropped – it must be waterproof, able to float, have the lowest mass possible, and protect the material (potato chip) inside from breaking. Gather your materials and start designing!

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Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

16December

Shrinky Cells

Discover the unique functions of plant and animal cells using this fun shrinking paper. Draw a large and colorful cell diagram, then shrink your design to the perfect wearable size and proudly sport your unique product!

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Print out FREE plant/animal cell diagrams here:

Plant cell (simple): http://www.classroomjr.com/printable-cell-diagrams/plant-cell-diagram/

Animal cell (simple): http://www.classroomjr.com/printable-cell-diagrams/animal-cell-diagram/


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