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, …

3 Groovy Snow Activities

Macro photograph of snowflakes with the title "3 Groovy Snow Activities".

There is nothing better than the first snowfall of the season — crystal sparkles float down from the sky often blanketing the ground. Learn all about the wonders of crystallization, make your own homemade snow and create a delicious dessert with these 3 groovy snow activities. Winter is the perfect time to learn all about the wonders of snow. Snow …

Grow Your Own Groovy Green Roof

Photograph of a hydroponic green roof made of sponges with green sprouts on top.

Did you know you can grow plants without soil? Hydroponics uses water and a growth medium to grow plants. NASA has been researching how to use hydroponics in space. The theme for our October subscription box, Water Works, is about how a future Mars Colony could grow their own food hydroponically. This investigation is all about making your own space …

4 Groovy Ways to Teach Newton’s 3rd Law

Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Although the explanation of the law is simple, STEMists often find the concept hard to comprehend. How do you demonstrate this law to your STEMists? Check out these 4 groovy ways to teach your STEMists about Newton’s 3rd law. Play with Marbles An …

Groovy Ice Sculptures

Elsa, the ice princess of the Disney movie, Frozen, creates a fantastically spectacular ice castle with a grand staircase and chandelier ice sculpture.  There is magic in making ice sculptures, but it’s not as easy as the magic at Elsa’s hands.  In the real world, ice sculptors use their groovy imagination and tools to create a magical experience with ice. …