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STEM Hands On

21September

Hands-On Wednesday

Tea Bag Rocket

Turn an everyday tea bag into an exciting tea bag rocket! This easy at-home activity shows how heat makes the air inside the rocket less dense than the air outside of it, creating a convection current that lifts the ash from your rocket and sends it flying towards the ceiling!

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14September

Hands-On Wednesday

Static Butterfly

We all know that static electricity can be loads of fun. In this simple DIY experiment, watch your butterfly take off as her wings flutter up and down with the power of static electricity!

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31August

Hands-On Wednesday

Square Bubble

Have you ever wondered why bubbles always form as spheres? This is because the sphere shape can hold the largest volume of gas inside the bubble with the least amount of surface area. Try making a square bubble or even a pyramid bubble to test if different shapes can still create bubbles, even if they aren't as efficient. What 3D shape would be the most difficult to create a bubble with, (i.e. what shape holds the least amount of volume with the largest amount of surface area)?

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24August

Hands-On Wednesday

Marshmallow Paint

Have some fun in the kitchen and learn about chemical reactions as you create your own marshmallow paint. Then get creative and use your paint to make a masterpiece!

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