STEM Hands On


Hands-On Wednesday

Straw Hoop Glider

Do you love making paper airplanes? This glider may not look like a plane, but with just a drinking straw and an index card you can make your own hoop glider fly across the room. Then make a paper airplane and test which one flies farther!

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Hands-On Wednesday

Chicken In A Cup

When you tug on a piece of string or yarn by itself, it makes no sound. If you pull on the string after it has been put through the center of a plastic cup it sounds like a clucking chicken! The cup acts as a sounding board and amplifies the vibrations of the moving string. Grab some string, a plastic cup, and a paper clip to create your own chicken sounding cup!

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Hands-On Wednesday

Coin Tower

Try to pull the bottom coin out from a stack of coins. What happens? Did your coins topple over? This is caused by friction between the coins. Try using a butter knife to overcome the friction to remove the bottom coin without making your coin tower fall over!

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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! 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

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