Groovy Sheep

When warm is the weather sheep lose their sweater.  Once a year all my sheep get haircuts. We call this process sheering. Just like with people, haircuts don’t hurt and the hair will grow back. We call sheep hair wool. This sheep is half way through a hand shearing. She was born with black hair but the sun naturally bleaches …

Groovy Germ Game

Currently, we find ourselves plagued with the idea of germs and how they are so easily spread. As adults, it can be confusing sometimes, imagine how it is for children. The best way to teach children about germs is through learning activities. So, here is a wonderful Germ Game for the whole family. This activity is about teaching a proper …

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 …

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 …

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, …