Earth Day Activities for Kids: Upcycle Parts of Plants, Seeds and Photosynthesis

Earth Day is a groovy day for kids to learn about nature. Did you know that there are more than 350,000 different types of plants on Earth? Learn all about plants with these Free Earth Day Activities. Start of by taking a few minutes and describe some types of plants that you already know. Take a look outside and find …

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 …

Prepping for the Great Backyard Bird Count

Birders of all ages from many corners of the world will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count from February 13 through February 16, 2015. STEMists can capture the exhilaration of discovery while bird watching this winter in preparation for the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Bird counters spend at least 15 minutes on one or more of the …

5 Groovy Fall-Related STEM Projects

Crisp cool weather, spice-scented rooms, and fun fall-related activities are a sure sign of autumn.  Check out these five groovy STEM-related projects to kick off the start of your STEMist’s fall season. #1. Pumpkin Math There are numerous activities that STEMists can do to hone their math skills.  STEMists can use estimation to compare pumpkins by weight. Gather three pumpkins …