Water Bending

Do you think a balloon can bend water?   1. Turn your faucet on low and slow so you have a steady stream of water.Create static electricity and charge your balloon by rubbing it on your headfor one minute.  Without touching the water, move the balloon close to the stream of water. How did the water bend?   Balloon: When …

Groovy Snowflakes

Illustration of a paper snowflake titled "Groovy Snowflakes"

Follow our step by step instructions to make a six pointed paper snowflake. Did you know? All snowflakes have six sides. How does a snowflake form? A snowflake starts off as a tiny droplet of water that freezes in the sky to create an ice crystal. As the ice crystal falls, water molecules in the air stick to it, clump …

Indoor STEM Activities for Snow Days

Illustration of stained glass snowflakes on a window. The title reads "Indoor STEM Activities for Snow Days".

Most everyone loves the first weeks of winter and even the first few days of a snowstorm, but soon STEMists become bored with cold, winter activities.  Keeping STEMists entertained while they are on holiday, or at home for a snow day, is a test for any parent. Check out these 5 indoor STEM activities that will keep your STEMists entertained, …