02December

DeSTEMber Materials List

Activities for the week of December 2nd-8th

We are very excited for our first week of DeSTEMber!

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

12.1 - Crazy Crystals

12.2 - Stomp Rockets

12.3 - Partner Activity from National Geographic

12.4 - Google+ Hangout with San Diego Zoo

12.5 - Partner Activity from AccuWeather.com

12.6 - Get to Know Girlstart Google+ Hangout & Flight Path Activity

12.7 - Candy Chromatography

12.8 - S'mores

12.1 - Crazy Crystals
Borax detergent
Food coloring (optional)
Large jar
Pencil
Pipe cleaner
String
Water

12.2 - Stomp Rockets
2 ft. PVC pipe 1/2” diameter
3 ft. of plastic tubing 1/2” diameter
1 empty water bottle
Clear tape
Duct tape
Fun targets
Index cards
Markers or crayons
Measuring tape
Scissors
White copy paper

12.3 - Partner Activity from National Geographic
1. Super Simple Electric Motor
C cell battery (any battery will do, AA, or AAA or D, but C is easy to hold)

A dry wall screw

A round neodymium magnet (get the big one, splurge, they only cost 3 bucks but they spin better)

A piece of wire

2. Lemon Battery
A penny (for copper)

A nail (for zinc)

Alligator clips

Various low voltage LEDs

A voltmeter

3. Joule Thief
A Blue or White LED (Other colors are fine, too)

2N3904 Transistor or equivalent

1k Resistor (Brown-Black-Red)

Toroid Bead

Thin wire, two colors (magnet wire works, .6mm)

Alligator clips and/or a breadboard

4. Electricity From a Soda Can Tab
Aluminum can tab (or aluminum foil)

Stainless steel scouring pad

A paper towel or a thin cleaning sponge to separate the stainless steel and the aluminum

Some drain cleaner

12.4 - Partner Google+ Hangout with San Diego Zoo

12.5 - Partner Activity with AccuWeather.com
Glass bottle (glass milk bottles and carafes work well)
Hard-boiled egg (peeled)
Matches
Paper towel

12.6 - Get to Know Girlstart Google+ Hangout & Flight Path

Flight Path
Sheet of paper
9” Styrofoam plate
Scissors
Pen
Tape
Penny
Airplane template

12.7 - Candy Chromatography
6 toothpicks

Aluminum foil

A tall glass

Coffee filter

Empty two liter bottle with cap

One of each color of M&M’s (or Skit- tles)

Pencil (a pen won’t work)
Scissors
Ruler if preferred
Table salt
Water

12.8 - S'mores
Graham crackers
Chocolate pieces
Marshmallows

 

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