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 …

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 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 …