STEM IN A BOX TOPICS

  • Each kit includes 5 fun, hands-on, quality make and take home curriculum STEM projects.
  • Each project is complete with teacher overview, step by step instructions & materials.
  • Each kit includes online videos for teachers and students.
  • Each kit is only $10.00 per student.
  • Option for hands-on Scientist to teach the program.
  • All students will be exposed to science process skills, critical thinking skills and scientific reasoning skills along with the scientific method.
  • Bonus Scientist Trading Card in each kit.

One hour program with (5) hands-on experiments & video demonstration.

  1. Wild Weather Students explore the difference between weather and climate. We will examine how forecasts are created using weather instruments and the role of a meteorologist.  Through 5 hands-on experiments they learn about thunder, tornadoes, snow, lightning and gravity.
  1. Electronics, Gadgets & Gizmos During this presentation featuring the basic concepts of electricity students learn about forces, energy transfer, and electric fields like static and current.  Students will also examine the very common Piezo arcs and memory wire which is used in many industrial applications.  Electrical energy will change into light, heat, and sound; and transfer enough kinetic energy to move wires into different shapes!
  1. Geology Treasures – Gems & Minerals In this hands-on workshop, students explore different types of rocks and how they form over geologic time. Students will identify various rocks and minerals through observations and experiments.  Exciting reactions will include fast growing crystals, the properties of quartz and how some chemicals work with ultraviolet light.
  1. The Great Flight Adventure This is an ideal combination of practical and theoretical knowledge, and the perfect introduction to the basics and principles of air pressure. Students will learn about the four forces which affect anything in flight: drag, gravity, lift and forward thrust; and they will witness, experience, play with, and use these forces to their advantage in the construction of incredible flying objects!
  1. Space Adventure  In this immersive program, students are challenged to make observations and think like scientists as they begin to understand the far reaches of the universe.  They explore how stars are different from one another and learn to recognize star patterns in the sky. In immersive activities the students learn about the moon, stars, and galaxies.
  1. Light – Faster Than A Speeding Bullet Like water and air, without light, life would be impossible.  We need light to see by.  Plants grow by absorbing light and changing it to food.  Light from the sun is the source of nearly all our energy and warmth.  Yet light is just one kind of electromagnetic radiation.  There are other kinds like radio waves and cosmic rays.  But light is the only kind of wave we see.  Students will learn about sun & star light and all its many properties and benefits.  Many concepts will be taught including the speed of light, rainbows, diffraction, 3D, optical illusions and color.
  1. Magical Math We look at math in a very different way by concentrating on how math affects our lives every day.  Math magic tricks can liven up any math class and create a sense of wonder and curiosity about math.  Not only that, math magic creates a new context for algebraic reasoning as students go beyond “What’s the answer?” to explore “What’s the trick?” We combine method and entertainment to get kids excited about math!
  1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Water is the essence to life and there are many properties to examine.  There are thousands of ways that water helps the human body, animals and plant life.  Experiments use air pressure, waves, evaporation, vacuums, density, buoyancy and surface tension to show the wonders of water.
  1. Magical Science In this presentation, we explore how magic tricks really work. This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks.  Students will balance nails and soda cans, discover fascinating card and number tricks, use eye and hand coordination and learn about inertia to make a marble go into a bottle.
  1. States of Matter The students will observe how solids, liquids, and gases change phases and properties when subjected to changes in energy and temperature, and learn how to define the states of matter.  Their hands-on experiments involve making cool projects like snow, chalk, and even Nickelodeon Floam!  They’ll find out that uniqueness of rubber and how a common starch is helping our environment.
  1. Magnet Mania This presentation uses exciting tricks to help students explore the properties of magnetism and electricity and learn how the two are related.  They will test a variety of magnets and play lots of cool games resulting in some unexpected surprises!  Students will even see how magnetism can replicate the sounds of nature along with having staples dance on a piece of paper.
  1. Optical Illusions Kids are introduced to the concepts of refraction, science of optics, & biology associated with sight.  We use a wide variety of optical illusions like the magic mirror and the hole in the hand which demonstrate how physics can play tricks on your eyes.  The kids will learn about 3D technology and the illusion of color.  A highlight is for them to create an invisible treasure hunt using ultraviolet (UV) light.
  1. Forces & Motion Physics is the study of motion and the forces behind motion.  In the late 1600’s, Sir Isaac Newton put forward three laws of motion that we still use today.  There are several simple types of motion including gravity, electricity, magnetism and nuclear power.   Several energy forms are explored with a focus on potential & kinetic energy. They build a balancing toy, learn the energy in moving toys and see the effects of flight and coordination.
  1. Balls & Ramps Balls have been around for thousands of years.  Children will compare how balls move on ramps with different slopes.  They will explore their ideas, observing how ramps help things move while using STEM inquiry practices: they will raise questions; explore materials; engage in simple investigations; observe, describe and compare; share and discuss ideas; and represent their ideas.
  1. The Science of Sound In this presentation, students learn about vibrations and how changes in their frequency, pitch and amplitude result in different levels of sound.  They’ll participate in a sound guessing game; test how sound can travel in magnets; make a sound instrument and build the famous “rooster cup.”
  1. Dynamic Earth Science Discoveries In this introduction to earth science presentation, students learn how plants grow and change. We also showcase recycling in several ways, fossil creation and turn worn down glass from the sea into beautiful decorations.
  1. Cool Crystals This workshop provides kids with an introduction to several common minerals and crystals.  A dehydrated gel makes for a fun guessing game.  The students will experience the thrill of shooting off chemical rockets, use a crystal to clean metals, and see how time and pressure can change the state of matter of a compound.
  1. Heat Energy & Company Students explore how conduction, convection, and radiation can move thermal energy all around us.  Through live experiments students learn how these processes work and spark major changes in the atmosphere.  The kids will test invisible ink, make a heat mobile, compare different objects using friction, and learn about a fascinating heat recycling project that uses melting.
  1. Crazy Air Pressure This dynamic class explores the concepts of air pressure and how gravity affects us in so many ways every day through hands-on and thought provoking experimentation.  The students will build a working propeller air motor that spins very fast.  They will create alien objects and use ping pong balls to see how precise air pressure really is.  Finally they will use a titanic index card to compete against water pressure.
  1. Fun STEM Identification Games The classification of objects and using scientific principals will be essential for the students.  They start with a mystery experiment where they will use fingerprinting to understand how fingerprints can help solve crimes.  They will explore classifications with sound, and use the sense of touch to identify 5 mysterious objects.  There is a project with optical illusions and another identifying some of the greatest scientists in history.
  1. Engineering/Technology (1) An engineer is a professional who applies scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost.  Through hands-on activities, they develop their own bridge and tower models and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different testable designs. The program also looks at building a roller coaster design, understanding why things fly from an engineering viewpoint, and creating a robotic arm.
  1. Engineering/Technology (2) The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs and quality of life.   The responsibilities of the engineer may include defining problems, conducting and narrowing research, analyzing criteria, testing, finding and analyzing solutions, and making decisions.  This program explores the role of forces and energy like rocket pinwheels and Flarbles and how they affect the motion of everything around us. Students will build a robot finger and become a medieval engineer as they suggest ways to improve the design of their medieval catapult.
  1. Water Works Liquid water is amazing and it sustains life here on earth.  Water is as important as our air and heat.  We use water in so many ways each day.  We bathe in it, we drink it, we clean with it and our body is made of it.   Water also has many properties.  The main properties of water are its polarity, cohesion, adhesion, surface tension, high specific heat, and evaporative cooling.  The kids will create a bubble hole and water sprinkler, float paper clips, and even make their own ocean wave.
  1. Kitchen Chemistry The role of chemistry in the kitchen is highly significant. We can interpret almost all the activities of a kitchen as simple as well as complex chemical reactions.  Cooking is the major activity that we perform in kitchen daily. It involves a lot of chemical process. The entire process of cooking is involved in chemical changes.  Using simple kitchen materials the students will make toothpaste, moon sand and modeling dough.  They will also make their very own little tornado.
  1. Amazing Forms of Energy  Energy is all around us.  The simplest definition of energy is “the ability to do work.”  Energy is how things change and move.  Energy is never created or destroyed; it is only changed from one state to another.  We will overview the differences between potential and kinetic energy.  The kids will make some cool toys such as a magic sand wand, stress ball, slingshot rocket and fidget spinner.

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