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 …

3 Groovy Snow Activities

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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 …

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, …