Groovy Ice Hotels Inspire Backyard Igloos

Do your STEMists like to build snow forts and igloos? The engineering design of a backyard igloo can be challenging, but not as challenging as creating a hotel made completely of ice.  There are many ice hotels throughout the world. Check out these three groovy ice hotels that will surely have your STEMists planning upgrades for their next backyard igloo. …

Extreme Weather Exhibits for STEMists

Weather is a daily event that we cannot control. It is the reason we choose to wear a sweater, bring a jacket, carry an umbrella or dress in layers.  Extreme weather often causes fear, panic and anxiety, and in its wake, major devastation.  STEMists tend to have an innate curiosity about weather events such as hurricanes, windstorms, tornadoes, hail, lightning …

Roller Coasters for Thrill-Seeking STEMists

Do you remember your first roller coaster ride? Did you stop breathing for that second when you felt your stomach drop as you rode down the first steep hill? Many people love the sound of coaster wheels on the track and the exhilarating thrill of record-setting speed and acrobatic maneuvers as you reach zero gravity.  Others—not so much!  STEMists, however, whether …

Groovy Water Wheels

Water wheels come in all shapes and sizes. Prevalent through the industrial revolution in America where they were used for navigation, raising waters and milling, water wheels were originally created for irrigation by the Greco-Romans. Water wheels often bring on a postcard sense of nostalgia, but for the young STEMist, they invoke curiosity.  And, though they may seem a part …

4th of July STEM-Related Activities

4th of July ideas

The 4th of July is one of the best holidays for STEMists! Firstly, it’s a great way to get kids engaged in celebration preparation. Secondly, it’s a chance to do some super groovy STEM activities.  From yummy recipes, to watching the night sky light up with fireworks, above all STEMists are bound to show up for America’s big celebration!  As …