Female Aerospace Pioneers

Female Aviation Pioneers

Although men were the first aviators, women quickly took to the air as well. Most early flight schools did not accept female students, but determined women learned from friends or paid for private lessons. Since the early 19th century, women have been making strides in the field of aviation. From flying the first airplanes to walking in space, women have …

Popsicle Harmonica and the Science of Sound

Polaroid picture of a sound wave entering an ear. There is a craft stick harmonica underneath. The title reads Popsicle Harmonica. Science of Sound

What is Sound? A popsicle (craft stick) harmonica is a groovy way to demonstrate the science of sound because all sounds are produced by a certain kind of motion. As you stretch a rubber band and then pluck it, the rubber band moves back and forth so rapidly that its motion appears blurred. The sound you hear comes from its …

Catapults for Kids – Capture STEM Fun

Polaroid picture of a Lego catapult with child in the back ground. Caption in Polaroid picture has Capture Summertime Fun with Catapults for the title of the blog post. Groovy Lab in a Box logo is in the bottom right corner and the www.groovylabinabox.com website address is listed along the bottom of the picture. Kid using the engineering design process.

Catapults are fun for kids! Supplement and enrich physics concepts while kids build various catapults and practice their engineering design process skills! Why not build a catapult? Kids love to watch objects fly through the air, across the room or in the yard. Try these easy catapults for kids activities! In addition, the materials are easily found around the house and …

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, …