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DeSTEMber Materials List

Activities for the week of December 25th-31st 2016

Here are the materials for the final week of DeSTEMber:

12.25 - Moving Hand
12.26 - Bumper Cars
12.27 - Tech Tuesday Vibrating Dinosaur
12.28 - Robot Prototype
12.29 - Color Mixing
12.30 - Create Ice Cores (courtesy of Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center)
12.31 - Dream Big


12.25 - Moving Hand
Beads
Chopsticks
Craft foam
Double sided tape or glue
Paper straws
Pen
Scissors
Twine or yarn


12.26 - Bumper Cars
For building cars:
      Bumper Car Assembly Instructions (provided with activity)
      
Bumper Car Programming Guide (provided with activity)
      
Lego Mindstorms NXT Brick Base Set (can be found here)
For decorating cars:
      
Blue or Scotch tape (avoid duct tape, masking tape, or glue)
      
Felt
      
Markers
      
Random Lego pieces
      
Scissors
For building/decorating the ride arena:
      
Glue/tape to attach pool noodle pieces around poster board
      
Markers to deocrate
      
4 pool noodle pieces cut to the same length as each side of the poster board
      
1 poster board 


12.27 - Tech Tuesday Vibrating Dinosaur
Dinosaur template (provided with activity)
Googly eyes
Heat gloves
Hot glue
Pipe cleaners
2V solar cell (can be purchased here)
Solder
Soldering iron
Soldering safety tips (provided with activity)
Tape
Vibrating motor (can be purchased here)
Wet sponge (to clean soldering iron)
*Solar kits can also be purchased from our friends at Brown Dog Gadgets here. The kit includes:
      
2V solar cell
      
Vibrating motor
      
Resistor
      
Magnet Wire
      
Googly eyes
(Girlstart has no affiliation with Brown Dog Gadgets. We just think they are a reputable company that offers cool technology products for kids.)


12.28 - Robot Prototype
1 3 oz. Dixie cup
Foam shapes
Glue or tape
2 googly eyes
2 index cards
Jewels
4 Life Savers candies
Piece of cardstock
3 pipe cleaners
2 pom pome
1 rubber band
2 small paperclips
2 straws
4 toothpicks


12.29 - Color Mixing
At least 2 moveable light sources (3 if possible; clip on lights or lights with a goose neck work best)
Food coloring (red, green, and blue)
Small pot (and stove for heating up the pot)
Smooth, flat plastic surface with a lip (for example, a coffee can lid or petri dish)
Spoon for mixing
Tablespoon for measuring
Unflavored gelatin (or Knox gelatin envelopes)
Water


12.30 - Create Ice Cores (courtesy of Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center)
Materials Required to Create Ice Cores:
      
8 Pringles cans
      
100 mL graduated cylinder
      
Refrigerated water
      
Refrigerated water with instant coffee added
      
Gravel
      
Plastic insects
      
Freezer
Materials Required to Perform Investigation:
      
3' x 2' whiteboard or chart paper
      
Marker
      
Tray to hold ice core
      
Ruler
      
Background Information Sheet (provided with activity)
      
Ice core


12.31 - Dream Big
Girlstart bookmark (provided with activity)
Hole puncher
Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
Paper
Pencil
Ribbon
Scissors

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