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 …

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. Winter is the perfect time to learn all about the wonders of snow. Snow is a frozen form of precipitation that falls as ice crystals that form into flakes.  Snowflakes form when the atmospheric temperature is at …

Groovy Ways To Attract Backyard Birds

More than 50 million Americans are considered backyard birders, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.  After gardening, it’s the second-most popular hobby in the country.  What many birders may not realize is that there is a science to feeding birds. Bird Metabolism STEMists may be shocked to learn that birds need at least 10,000 calories each day.  Comparatively, …

Host a Family STEM Night

Family game nights are popular.  But, have you ever thought about changing your family game night to a Family STEM Night?  There are plenty of activities that require participants to think like an engineer or a scientist to identify and solve problems.  Families can work together to use the engineering design process just as STEMists do with their Groovy Lab …

4 Groovy Activities to Teach about Vibration and Sound Energy

Most STEMists learn to appreciate vibrations as an infant when they hear their first lullaby.  And, many learn to love singing children’s songs with the accompaniment of maracas, drums and triangles in preschool and elementary school. But, do STEMists completely understand the energy of sound vibration— how we are able to hear and feel sound? Sound is more than noise; …