DeSTEMber Materials List

Activities for the week of December 1st-6th 2015

We are very excited for our first week of DeSTEMber!

Each Saturday we will post the materials list for the upcoming week:

12.01 - On Target
12.02 - Heavy Lifting
12.03 - Amazing Birds
12.04 - Cooking Conversions
12.05 - Bristlebots
12.06 - Miner Rescue
12.06 - DeSTEMber Fest @ the Bullock Museum from 12:00-3:00pm (visit our website for more information here)

12.01 - On Target
1 yard smooth twine (fishing line or kite string)
Target zone handout (provided with activity)
3 paper cups
6 index notecards
15 paperclips
1 marble
Masking tape

12.02 - Heavy Lifting
Cardboard box (shoebox size or bigger)
3 strips of corrugated cardboard (2"x11" or 5cm x 28cm per strip)
Large plastic cup
3 sharpened pencils
Smooth string (e.g. fishing line or kite string)
Scotch tape
Weights (e.g. batteries, pennies, marbles, or gravel)

12.03 - Amazing Birds
3 small binder clips
Measuring tape
Wing model for each bird (provided with activity):
Turkey Vulture
Wandering Albatross
Peregrine Falcon
For airplane design:
Cardstock or construction paper
Scotch tape

12.04 - Cooking Conversions
2 mixing bowls 
Baking sheet
Measuring cups and spoons
Spoons (for stirring)
32 Tbls of flour
1 tsp of baking soda   
16 Tbls of butter (softened)
16 Tbls of brown sugar
1 package (3.9 oz.) JELL-O chocolate instant pudding
2 eggs
6 oz. of BAKER'S white chocolate, chopped

12.05 - Bristlebots
Copy paper 
Construction paper
Markers and/or crayons
Scotch tape
1 bristlebot kit (can be purchased hereOR purchase the following materials separately:
1 micro vibration motor (can be purchased here)
1 lithium battery (1-3 volts)
1 toothbrush with bristles set at an angle
Wire strippers
Electrical tape
Googly eyes
Pipe cleaners

12.06 - Miner Rescue
1 ping-pong/table tennis ball
1 paper tube that is 6-inches long with at least a 2-inch diameter (e.g. toilet paper tube or yardstick rolled and taped)
6 pipe cleaners
6 straws
6 craft sticks
6 rubber bands
1 3.5 oz. paper cup
Masking tape

12.06 - DeSTEMber Fest @ Bullock from 12:00pm-3:00pm
Come join us for free, fun, winter-themed science activities at the Bullock Museum! Find out more information on our website here.

Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber


The FUN continues...


Thank you to everyone that participated, shared, followed and/or liked deSTEMber. Your support and enthusiasm for 31 days of hands-on STEM fun is truly appreciated!

If you missed an activity, don't worry you can find everything on www.destember.org! Girlstart will continue to add activities, resources, fun facts and more to our Facebook , Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine communities and don't miss our Weekly Hands-on Wednesday Blog.

Just around the corner on Monday, January 12th - Summer Camp and our annual Girls In STEM Conference registrations open! Details can be found at www.girlstart.org.

Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber


Dream Big

What better way to start the New Year than by thinking about your goals and dreams! When coming up with dreams and goals, we not only need to think big, but also think about the steps it will take to get there. Explore the exciting possibilities of your future as you make a puzzle to piece together your goals and dreams. Then, write a letter to yourself to remember your goals and dreams later on!

Click here for a deSTEMber activity!

Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber


National Baking Soda Day

Lava Flow

Have a blast exploring volcanic eruptions! Create your own volcano and watch the 'lava' flow. Try this experiment several times and change variables to see if you can get different results.

Click here for a deSTEMber activity!

Posted in STEM Hands On, DeSTEMber

[12 3 4 5  >>  


Get Connected


Sign up here for the Girlstart Newsletter
Newsletter Archive